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Fairpark and Attached Garden and Yard Walls

A Grade II Listed Building in Crediton, Devon

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Latitude: 50.787 / 50°47'13"N

Longitude: -3.6484 / 3°38'54"W

OS Eastings: 283899

OS Northings: 99899

OS Grid: SX838998

Mapcode National: GBR L9.ZMKC

Mapcode Global: FRA 3770.JGF

Entry Name: Fairpark and Attached Garden and Yard Walls

Listing Date: 11 October 1972

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1197135

English Heritage Legacy ID: 386994

Location: Crediton, Mid Devon, Devon, EX17

County: Devon

District: Mid Devon

Civil Parish: Crediton

Built-Up Area: 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


672-1/4/45 (East side (off))
11/10/72 Fairpark and attached garden and
yard walls


Farmhouse, now house, including garden, farmyard and boundary
walls. Circa late C18 with some C20 alterations. Stuccoed,
ground floor volcanic trap rubble, brick above;half-hipped
slate roof;end stacks with rendered shafts.
Plan: Double depth plan, 2 rooms wide with a central entrance
into a wide passage containing the stair.
Exterior: 2 storeys, attic and cellar. Rusticated quoins.
Symmetrical 3-bay front with a central open Tuscan porch;
6-panel front door, top panels glazed, doorcase with panelled
reveals. Ground floor and 3 first floor windows late C18/early
C19 16-pane sashes. The left return has a louvred opening to
the attic. The rear elevation has a large square headed recess
in the centre, paved below and incorporating the well.
Interior: Includes original panelled doors, moulded cornices,
white marble chimney-pieces and a stick baluster stair with
mahogany newel posts. Some alteration of first floor
partitions. The attic room has a door positioned in front of
the louvred opening in the west end. This is said to have been
used for drying clothes. Tall walls, partly brick and partly
rendered, with rounded corners and slate coping, enclose a
vegetable garden to the west, the former farmyard to the east
and the rear service yard, which is entered through a doorway
from the farm lane. Some of the walls also function as
retaining walls flanking the farm lane up to the house from
the Exeter Road, where they are impressively tall and make an
important contribution to the character of East Town and the
east end of Crediton. Roof: King post and strut trusses with
metal fixings. Fairpark is an ancient site and is named on a
copy terrier of the mid C16 in private hands.

Listing NGR: SX8389999899

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