Manor Farmhouse And Adjoining Granary And Stable

15 Aug 2002
Manor Farmhouse And Adjoining Granary And Stable, Brendon, North Devon, Devon, EX35 6LJ
Photograph (Digital)
To ask us about this record, please make an enquiry.
Request a copy


This information is taken from the statutory List as it was in 2001 and may not be up to date.

BRENDON CHERITON SS 74 NW 3/3 Manor Farmhouse and adjoining - granary and stable GV II Farmhouse and adjoining granary/stable. Probably early to mid C17, extended or partly rebuilt in the later C18 and the mid to late C19, when the granary/stable was added. Coursed rubblestone, front wall of house painted and centre rendered.

Rubblestone stacks (hall stack with offsets), end stack partly rendered and slate hung. Some red brick dressings to C19 granary/stable. Gable-ended slate roof.

Plan and development: probably C17 2-room plan, facing south-west, consisting of hall to right with external lateral stack to rear and present (July 1987) kitchen to left with entrances to front and back (although not opposed) and later (see straight joints) lateral stack to rear; dairy with external end stack added to left, probably in late C18, and C17 parlour to its right with integral lateral rear stack and granary/stable added to right in the C19 (see straight joints). Alternatively it could be interpreted as a 3-room-and-through-passage house, the kitchen possibly a wide through-passage and the service end and inner room both later rebuilt. Further evidence for this was not available at time of survey (July 1987). 2 storeys.

Exterior: asymmetrical 4 windows to first floor and 3 to ground floor; pair of first floor mid-C19 margin-light sashes to centre, the rest C20 2-light wooden and metal casements. Weathering over hall window. Boarded door off-centre to left with wooden lintel and probably C19 gabled porch with entrance to side. 1-storey lean-to added (see straight joints) to left-hand gable-end. Granary and stable adjoining to right; central loft doorway with segmental brick-arched head and approached by flight of external steps, and ground floor doorways to left and right with segmental brick-arched heads, that to left with boarded door. 1-storey lean-to addition to right. Central loft door to rear of granary.

Interior: hall has chamfered spine beam with run-out stops, open fireplace with wooden lintel and bread oven, bench on front and right-hand side wall, and old cupboard with butterfly hinges. Kitchen with joists spanning left to right, some crudely chamfered,and winder stair to left of entrance. Dairy with slate shelves.

Feet of principal rafters visible in first floor rooms. Access to roofspace not possible at time of survey (July 1987).

This is one of a group of 3 farmhouses (q.v) in the hamlet of the Cheriton, which was also formerly the location of the parish church (county A.M. No. 649) before its resiting in the early C18.

Listing NGR: SS7379346676


This is part of the Series: IOE\Short_Trevor IOE Records for Short, Trevor; within the Collection: IOE01 Images Of England


Copyright IoE Mr Trevor Short. Source Historic England Archive

This photograph was taken for the Images of England project

People & Organisations

Photographer: Short, Trevor

Rights Holder: Short, Trevor


Brick, Render, Rubble, Slate, Stone, Tudor Farmhouse, Elizabethan Domestic, Stuart Agricultural Dwelling, Jacobean Dwelling, House, Agriculture And Subsistence, Farm Building, Agricultural Building, Cross Passage House, Monument <By Form>, Granary, Food And Drink Processing Site, Stable, Animal Shed, Transport, Dairy