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HER Number:MDV104624
Name:Front Garden Walls of Yeo Farm, Chagford

Summary

The garden is enclosed at the front and subdivided by iron railings with spearhead uprights. Along the north side is a low granite rubble wall with a mounting block next to the garden gate considting of a granite slab approached by three steps from within the garden. Under the slab is an open space with hook hinges for a door, perhaps intended as a dog kennel.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 678 865
Map Sheet:SX68NE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishChagford
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishCHAGFORD

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses: none recorded

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • RAILINGS (XIX - 1801 AD to 1900 AD)
  • WALL (XIX - 1801 AD to 1900 AD)

Full description

Griffiths, D., 10/01/1989, Yeo Farm, Chagford, 9 (Report - Interim). SDV351692.

The garden is enclosed at the front and subdivided by iron railings with spearhead uprights. Along the north side is a low granite rubble wall with a mounting block next to the garden gate considting of a granite slab approached by three steps from within the garden. Under the slab is an open space with hook hinges for a door, perhaps intended as a dog kennel.


Laithwaite, J. M. W., 1988, Yeo Farm, Chagford, 9 (Un-published). SDV226613.


Ordnance Survey, 2013, MasterMap (Cartographic). SDV350786.


English Heritage, 2013, National Heritage List for England (National Heritage List for England). SDV350785.

Farm office, garden walls and railings east of Yeo Farmhouse. Farm office and front garden walls. Late C19. The office and its furniture by Crocker of Exeter. Office of granite stone rubble with granite ashlar dressings and slate roof with crested ridge tiles. Garden walls of granite with cast iron railings and gates. Plan: Small 1-room plan office with gable end front facing south-south-east, say south, and with rear end stack. From rear right corner a low rubble garden wall extends eastwards curving round to return across front where it includes a mounting block over a goose pen or dog kennel. The rest of the garden is enclosed by iron- railed walls and another similar wall runs alongside the path from the front gate to the front door of the farmhouse. Description: The office is a small gable-ended block. The front contains a doorway flanked by narrow lancet-like windows. The doorway is shoulder headed, the corbels supporting a low segmental arch of neatly-shaped voussoirs with a projecting and fluted keystone. The corbels and springing blocks have circular depressions. The doorway contains a replacement panelled door. The windows (including a larger one on the right side) have similarly-shaped heads and contain narrow mullioned and transomed windows. The front gable has lost its original bargeboards and scissor- braced struts. The granite ashlar chimney shaft has soffit-moulded coping and there is some dog tooth like enrichment around its base. The office still contains its original purpose-built office furniture including 2 desks. The wall attached to the office and along the northern side of the garden is rubble built with rounded coping. The mounting block steps are inside the garden. The top is a large slab of granite covering a space below which once had a door and is therefore thought to have been a goose pen or dog kennel. The rest of the garden walls are cast cast iron spear-headed railings. They are taller alongside the cobbled path ramping down along the front of the garden. The gates are in similar style. The farm office and contemporary railings are very pretty but more than that they form part of an important and well-preserved group of listed buildings which include the farmhouse (q.v.), mill (q.v.), smithy and cartshed (q.v.), barn (q.v.) and the old Old School House (q.v.). The original architects plans for the office and its furniture are in the possession of the owners. The office documents were removed to the Devon Record Office in 1986. The Perryman family have lived on the site since circa 1450.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV226613Un-published: Laithwaite, J. M. W.. 1988. Yeo Farm, Chagford. A4 Comb Bound. 9.
SDV350785National Heritage List for England: English Heritage. 2013. National Heritage List for England. Historic Houses Register. Digital.
SDV350786Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2013. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital. [Mapped feature: #64098 ]
SDV351692Report - Interim: Griffiths, D.. 10/01/1989. Yeo Farm, Chagford. Dartmoor National Park Authority. A4 Stapled. 9.

Associated Monuments

MDV49493Part of: Yeo Farmstead, Chagford (Monument)
MDV33343Related to: Office at Yeo Farm, Chagford (Building)
MDV19339Related to: Yeo Farmhouse, Chagford (Building)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded


Date Last Edited:Oct 21 2013 11:44AM