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Latitude: 50.4003 / 50°24'1"N
Longitude: -3.9542 / 3°57'14"W
OS Eastings: 261214
OS Northings: 57431
OS Grid: SX612574
Mapcode National: GBR Q5.KB2H
Mapcode Global: FRA 27LZ.RBV
Entry Name: Fardel Manor House Including Walls to North West and South West
Listing Date: 23 April 1982
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1162392
English Heritage Legacy ID: 99144
Location: Cornwood, South Hams, Devon, PL21
District: South Hams
Civil Parish: Cornwood
Traditional County: Devon
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon
SX 65 NW CORNWOOD FARDEL
Fardel Manor House
including walls to
Former manor house.
Circa 15 possibly with earlier origins. Coursed granite, slate hung gables and slate
roof with hipped and gabled ends. Consisting of hall with solar crosswing to south
(right). Gabled 2-storeyed porch to left of hall. The service end to left (north)
appears to have been reduced. Two storeys. Hall is now also 2-storeyed with
hollow-chamfered stone mullion windows. The solar wing and porch have moulded
4-centred arch windows with 2 cusped lights, the solar window with transom. Two
4-centred arch light window to service end. Chamfered round-arched doorway to porch.
Stone chimneystack over south end of hall and to side of porch.
Interior: contains many interesting interior features. Floor and stack inserted in
hall in circa late C16, the chimneypiece said to have been imported from a house in
Barnstaple. The room over the hall has segmental vaulted plaster ceiling. Timber
screen to screens passage. The solar wing now contains an early C18 staircase and
coved ceiling with modillion cornice. Ground floor of solar has early C18 panelled
room with C17 moulded plaster ceiling. First floor of solar has massive ogee moulded
plaster cornice to ceiling.
Including forecourt garden boundary wall to west and south-west. Stone rubble with
granite monolith gate piers with ball finials, mounting block on west side and
4-centred arch doorway on south side. And wall immediately north of house, probably
largely rebuilt but retaining wide chamfered 3-centred arch doorway.
Fardel was a Saxon estate and a Domesday manor. Seat of the Raleighs from C14 until
Carew Raleigh, son of Sir Walter, sold it to the Heles.
Reference: WG Hoskins "A New Survey of England, Devon" page 377.
Listing NGR: SX6121457431
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