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South Hams (District Authority)
National Grid Reference:
SX 64370 52042


MODBURY A379 SX 65 SW (off north side) 1/52 Edmeston Farmhouse 26.1.67


Farmhouse. C17 with extensive early C18 remodelling; service wing C19. Squared granite facade, rubble elsewhere, rendered service wing,slate roofs. A symmetrical front with through passage to offset stair projection with wing to right and return block parallel with front forming small courtyard to west, enclosed by wall. Two storeys, 5 windows; 9-pane over 12-pane sashes to voussoirs, with keystone below plain granite string course at ground floor. Central C19 glazed doors under transome light in later glazed gabled porch. Wood frieze and moulded cornice to hipped roof with swept profile. Return, left, is plain. Back wing has various casements, side wing has sashes. stack to left and eaves stack , back right; large stack near centre on early service wing. Panelled door on return in small courtyard which also encloses stair extension with swept down roof. Interior: through hall, various 6-panel and 2-panel fielded doors. Complete fielded panelling and shutters to main parlour, right to entry, C19 plastered ceiling with circular panels to centre and corners. large C17 or earlier granite fireplace on back wall, with roll mould carried to ogee top and with triangular spandrel decoration. Good C18 dog-leg stair with swept rail on Doric newels and 3 turned balusters to each tread, all painted. In back wing two large open fireplaces back o back, considerably modified. Various good panelled doors. the granite fireplace probably obtained from the demolition of Champernowne House.

Listing NGR: SX6437052042


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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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Date: 01 May 2005
Reference: IOE01/13676/13
Rights: Copyright IoE Mr Christopher B. Meathrel. Source Historic England Archive
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