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Great Park Farmhouse and Attached Shippon and Poundhouse

A Grade II Listed Building in Crediton, Devon

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Latitude: 50.7816 / 50°46'53"N

Longitude: -3.6588 / 3°39'31"W

OS Eastings: 283149

OS Northings: 99315

OS Grid: SX831993

Mapcode National: GBR QN.91PB

Mapcode Global: FRA 3770.SGK

Entry Name: Great Park Farmhouse and Attached Shippon and Poundhouse

Listing Date: 2 October 1992

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1197118

English Heritage Legacy ID: 386945

Location: Crediton, Mid Devon, Devon, EX17

County: Devon

District: Mid Devon

Civil Parish: Crediton

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

Church of England Parish: Crediton

Church of England Diocese: Exeter

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Listing Text


SX8399 Great Park Farmhouse and attached
672-1/4/1 shippon and poundhouse


Farmhouse and adjoining shippon and poundhouse. Farmhouse
1830s; barn and poundhouse earlier, probably C18. Farmhouse
local volcanic trap with ashlar dressings and rusticated
quoins, rear wing and right (west) return roughcast; slate
roof;ridge and end stacks with brick shafts. Shippon and
poundhouse red cob on stone rubble footings; corrugated
plastic roof, probably originally thatched. Plan: T-plan
farmhouse, with 3-room through passage plan to main range and
former dairy to ground floor of rear wing extended with a
brick lean-to to west. The shippon and poundhouse is a lofted
L-shaped block, adjoining the house at the rear right (north
east). The poundhouse at the north end projects at right
angles on the east side. Exterior: 2 storeys. Long,
asymmetrical 4-window front with regular fenestration and
deep, boarded eaves. The chimney shafts have blind slits in
the brickwork. Panelled front door to right of centre with an
overlight with diamond panes. All windows iron-frame casements
with small, square panes and moulded mullions: 4 first floor
2-light windows, outer ground floor similar, 3-light casement
to left of the front door. The right return is similar, the
left return is roughcast. Rear dairy wing gable-ended with
later windows. Panelled back door to through passage. The
shippon of the shippon/poundhouse range to the rear has roof
hipped at the north end. The west side, facing the yard to the
rear of the house, has a doorway to the left, into the
poundhouse; a doorway to the right, into the shippon, 3 ground
floor windows and 3 loft windows. The north end has a wide
modern doorway to the right, into the poundhouse, a decayed
window alongside to the left with a timber lintel and a
2-light first floor window. Interior: House not inspected but
likely to retain original features. Shippon/poundhouse has
internal brick partition and king post and strut roof of an
early C19 character. Built for the Downes estate. The
farmhouse has an interesting plan form for its date, similar
to Wellparks (q.v.), also a Downes estate farm, and represents
either a rebuild or very late survival of a 3-room and
cross-passage plan. The agricultural building survives from an
earlier phase, before the planned yard to the south west of
the farmhouse was built and is an important item in the
historic farm group.

Listing NGR: SX8314999315

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