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Forder Farmhouse

A Grade II Listed Building in Bovey Tracey, Devon

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Coordinates

Latitude: 50.6073 / 50°36'26"N

Longitude: -3.6962 / 3°41'46"W

OS Eastings: 280074

OS Northings: 79991

OS Grid: SX800799

Mapcode National: GBR QL.8441

Mapcode Global: FRA 374G.HW2

Entry Name: Forder Farmhouse

Listing Date: 23 August 1955

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1317141

English Heritage Legacy ID: 84510

Location: Bovey Tracey, Teignbridge, Devon, TQ13

County: Devon

District: Teignbridge

Civil Parish: Bovey Tracey

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

Church of England Parish: Bovey Tracey St Peter, St Paul and St Thomas

Church of England Diocese: Exeter

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Listing Text

SX 87 NW BOVEY TRACEY FORDER LANE


5/67 Forder Farmhouse
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23.8.55
GV II

Ruined farmhouse. Late C17 or C17; possibly medieval basically. Cob and stone,
with occasional brick dressings added in late C19. Roof almost completely collapsed
but a small section of wheatreed thatch remains. Old chimneystack in left-hand
gable, overgrown with creeper. Large stone stack with thatch weatherings and C19
red brick shaft (heating former hall) off-centre to left, aligned with the original
ridge. 3-room and through-passage plan with long unheated room, without internal
communication to the house, at lower end. 2-storeys originally, but only the odd
floor-beam still in position. Windows on road frontage, as far as they survive,
have C19 wood casements. Late C16 or early C17 wood doorframe and door to through-
passage survive; frame is ovolo-moulded with cranked head, plank door with wrought-
iron strap-hinges. Rear door identical, except that frame has a plain chamfer.
Remains of plank-and-muntin screens on both sides of through-passage. The back of
hall stack towards passage is of large granite ashlar blocks, but without plinth or
cornice. Hall has at least one chamfered ceiling-beam. Fireplace has chamfered
wood lintel with well-cut relieving arch over. In upper gable, in room over
parlour, the moulded granite jambs of a former fireplace. 2 side-pegged jointed-
cruck trusses survive, one each side of hall stack; these have straight collars,
butt purlins, and a ridge that seems to be original. Over the passage the remaining
piece of thatch and the common rafters on which it rests, appear to be smoke-
blackened. Formerly listed as having a 'spiral staircase leading from kitchen on
outer wall.'


Listing NGR: SX8007479991

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