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HER Number:MDV23471
Name:Fairpark, Exeter Road, Crediton


Farmhouse, now house, circa late 18th century with some 20th century alterations. Two storeys, attic and cellar, symmetrical three-bay front with a central open Tuscan porch.


Grid Reference:SX 838 999
Map Sheet:SX89NW
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishCrediton
DistrictMid Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishCREDITON

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX89NW/40
  • Old Listed Building Ref (II): 386994

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • HOUSE (Late, XVIII - 1701 AD to 1800 AD (Between))

Full description

Ordnance Survey, 1855-1895, First Edition 1:500 Town Map (Cartographic). SDV338879.

'Fairpark' shown.

Department of Environment, 1972, Urban District of Crediton, 8 (List of Blds of Arch or Historic Interest). SDV39769.

Fairpark, outbuildings and walls to garden at Fairpark, Exeter Road. Probably 18th century, two storey roughcast house on high ground above road. Slate roof and hipped gables. Two storey, three sash windows with glazing bars (three-light leaded casements at back). Six-panel door with panelled reveals and wood Doric porch. Tall retaining walls to garden with ancient trees and outbuildings form an interesting group.

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

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

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.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV338879Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1855-1895. First Edition 1:500 Town Map. First Edition 1:500 Town Map. Map (Digital).
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: #83973 ]
SDV39769List of Blds of Arch or Historic Interest: Department of Environment. 1972. Urban District of Crediton. Historic Houses Register. A4 Comb Bound. 8.

Associated Monuments

MDV97246Related to: Garden and Yard Walls, Fairpark (Building)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Jan 8 2013 4:33PM