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Torridge (District Authority)
St. Giles in the Wood
National Grid Reference:
SS 53835 18108


ST GILES KINGSCOTT SS 51 NW IN THE WOOD 18/210 Flavills Farmhouse - GV II

Farmhouse. Early - mid C17, probably C16 origins, thoroughly refurbished with new kitchen wing in the mid - late C19. Plastered stone rubble and cob; stone rubble and brick stacks topped with C19 and C20 brick; slate roof, formerly thatch. Plan and development: The main block faces north and has a 5-room-and-through-passage plan. The left (east) room is a late C19 2-storey lean-to addition, a washhouse and bakehouse with an axial stack backing onto the main house and the servant accommodation over. It leans against the lower end unheated dairy. 2-storey porch in front of the passage. The hall has a large projecting front lateral stack. To right is a parlour with its axial stack backing onto a straight flight stair which separates the parlour from the right (west) end room which has a gable-end stack. A 1-room plan kitchen block with a gable-end stack projects at right angles to rear of the lower end dairy an overlaps the rear end of the passage. Since no early structural carpentry is exposed in the house it is not possible to determine the early development of the house. The kitchen block, the washhouse/bakehouse and the west end room are C19 additions. The original house occupied the 3-room-and-through-passage section of the main house. Its layout suggests C16 origins as some form of open hall house. The porch is probably C17. Exterior: Irregular 2:1:3 - window front of C19 and C20 casements with glazing bars. The passage front doorway is left of centre. It contains a plank door with applied 4-panel front (it is C18 or C19). The porch is gabled with a segmental outer arch and there is a row of pigeon holes under the porch eaves. The main roof is gable- ended. Interior shows largely the results of C19 and C20 modernisations. No structural carpentry is exposed and the fireplaces are blocked by C19 grates. The only feature older than the C19 is the doorframe from the passage to the dairy which has an ovolo- moulded surround. C17 and maybe C16 carpentry is probably hidden. The roofspace was not inspected but the roof structure is thought to be C19 since the bases of the truss principals which show below the first floor ceiling follow the low pitch of the slate roof. Flavills Farmhouse is one of an attractive group of listed buildings, in the hamlet of Kingscott.

Listing NGR: SS5383518108


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This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.

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