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HER Number:MDV33677
Name:Ford Farmhouse, South Tawton

Summary

Ford farmhouse, early/mid c17 on older site, modernized circa 1970. Plastered granite where exposed there are large crudely-squared blocks laid to rough courses; granite stacks, one still with its original granite ashlar chimneyshaft; slate roof, formerly thatch. The house faces south looking up the hillslope which also slopes a little from west to east. It has a 4 room and through passage plan. Two storeys. Two storey outshots rebuilt that high circa 1970. Irregular 5 window front of c20 casements with glazing bars and the french window to the kitchen replaced a narrow slit window there. Roof is gable-ended. The passage is lined both sides with oak plank and muntin screens, the muntins chamfered with step stops. A section of the hall/entrance lobby has been removed. The kitchen fireplace is large and there is a secondary cream oven on the left, separated from the main fireplace by a new cheek made from a single slab of granite. The fireplace also contains 2 enormous ovens. Wide alcove to back of kitchen. See doe list for further details (doe).

Location

Grid Reference:SX 644 935
Map Sheet:SX69SW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishSouth Tawton
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishSOUTH TAWTON

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX69SW/107/1
  • Old Listed Building Ref (II)

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • FARMHOUSE (Early Medieval to Post Medieval - 1066 AD to 1750 AD (Between))

Full description

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV249814.

Doe/hhr:south tawton/(4/3/1988)102.


Department of Environment, Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV331085.

Ford farmhouse, early/mid c17 on older site, modernized circa 1970. Plastered granite where exposed there are large crudely-squared blocks laid to rough courses; granite stacks, one still with its original granite ashlar chimneyshaft; slate roof, formerly thatch. The house faces south looking up the hillslope which also slopes a little from west to east. It has a 4 room and through passage plan. Two storeys. Two storey outshots rebuilt that high circa 1970. Irregular 5 window front of c20 casements with glazing bars and the french window to the kitchen replaced a narrow slit window there. Roof is gable-ended. The passage is lined both sides with oak plank and muntin screens, the muntins chamfered with step stops. A section of the hall/entrance lobby has been removed. The kitchen fireplace is large and there is a secondary cream oven on the left, separated from the main fireplace by a new cheek made from a single slab of granite. The fireplace also contains 2 enormous ovens. Wide alcove to back of kitchen. See doe list for further details (doe).

Sources / Further Reading

SDV249814Migrated Record:
SDV331085Migrated Record: Department of Environment.

Associated Monuments

MDV21003Part of: Ford farmstead, South Tawton (Monument)
MDV33678Related to: Barn north of Ford Farmhouse, South Tawton (Building)
MDV27385Related to: Leat from Ivy Tor Water to Ford, South Tawton (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded


Date Last Edited:Oct 4 2013 11:44AM