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HER Number:MDV36943
Name:Folly Farmhouse, 48 and 48a Saunton Road, Braunton


Two attached houses, formerly known as Folly Farmhouse. The smaller to the left is the original farmhouse, that to the right was originally a barn.


Grid Reference:SS 482 366
Map Sheet:SS43NE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishBraunton
DistrictNorth Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishBRAUNTON

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SS43NE/208
  • Old Listed Building Ref (II): 98353

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • HOUSE (Post Medieval to XXI - 1540 AD to 2009 AD (Between))

Full description

Ordnance Survey, 1905, 8SE (Cartographic). SDV17296.

'Folly Farm' shown.

Department of Environment, 1985, Braunton, 55 (List of Blds of Arch or Historic Interest). SDV73918.

Two attached houses, formerly Folly Farmhouse, with barn attached. Probably 18th century, rubble and cob with thatch roof. Two storeys. Brick stacks at gable ends and axial brick stack. Smaller of 2 dwellings to left is original farmhouse with symmetrical facade and thatched outshut to rear, formerly the dairy. Barn to right converted to dwelling early 20th century, when 2-storey extension to rear was added with castellated parapet. Six window range, all 2-light casements except second from right which is single light. Four 3-light windows on ground floor, that to left is canted bay with pantiled roof. Two porches, with pantiled roof to left and wooden slats to right. All windows have diamond leaded light. Barn portion contains 17th century dado panelling, 2 panels high with 2 original plank doors, in room to left of entrance hall. Said to come from Northgate, Barnstaple. Other details: 12/101.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV17296Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1905. 8SE. Second Edition Ordnance Survey 6 inch Map. Map (Paper).
SDV73918List of Blds of Arch or Historic Interest: Department of Environment. 1985. Braunton. Historic Houses Register. A4 Spiral Bound. 55.

Associated Monuments: none recorded

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Dec 4 2008 9:31AM