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HER Number:MDV33246
Name:South Forder farmhouse, Gidleigh

Summary

16th or 17th century, thoroughly modernised and new crosswing built circa 1970. Plastered granite stone rubble; granite stacks with granite chimney shafts; thatch roof. The extension is also plastered and built of regular snecked blocks of unknown material and roof here too is thatched. In the late 20th century, an extension built adjoining the north-eastern end.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 671 895
Map Sheet:SX68NE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishGidleigh
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishGIDLEIGH

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX68NE/228
  • Old Listed Building Ref (II)

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • FARMHOUSE (XV to XVII - 1500 AD to 1699 AD (Between))

Full description

Ordnance Survey, 1880-1899, First Edition Ordnance 25 inch map (Cartographic). SDV336179.

Rectangular farmhouse depicted on the late 19th centuru historic mapping.


Department of Environment, 1987, Gidleigh, 144 (List of Blds of Arch or Historic Interest). SDV275393.

South Forder farmhouse. 16th or 17th century, thoroughly modernised and new crosswing built circa 1970. Plastered granite stone rubble; granite stacks with granite chimney shafts; thatch roof. The extension is also plastered and built of regular snecked blocks of unknown material and roof here too is thatched.
Plan: originally a 3-room-and-through-passage plan house facing south-east and built down a hillslope. The inner room at the uphill left end has an end stack and the hall has an axial stack backing onto the passage. Newel stair turret projecting from front towards lower end of hall. Since no internal inspection was available at the time of survey it is not possible to determine the development of the house although it seems likely that it begun as a late medieval open hall house. Circa 1970 a 3-room plan crosswing was built across the lower (right) end projecting forwards and back. Now 2 storeys although the former inner room appears to be single storey.
Exterior: irregular 3-window front of c20 casements of various sizes, most with glazing bars. Similar rear fenestration and both passage doors are c20 replacements. The main block roof is gable-ended and the circa 1970 crosswing is half-hipped each end.


Ordnance Survey, 2016, MasterMap (Cartographic). SDV359352.

Depicted on the modern mapping.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV275393List of Blds of Arch or Historic Interest: Department of Environment. 1987. Gidleigh. Historic Houses Register. 144.
SDV336179Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1880-1899. First Edition Ordnance 25 inch map. First Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital).
SDV359352Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2016. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital. [Mapped feature: #87771 ]

Associated Monuments

MDV77683Part of: Forder farmstead, Gidleigh (Monument)
MDV33300Related to: North Forder farmhouse, Gidleigh (Building)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded


Date Last Edited:Jan 11 2016 1:31PM