Farmhouses and Cottages after 1700

Gunstone, Crediton, Devon

Client: PrivateGunstone, Crediton, Devon
Site: Gunstone represents a well-preserved example of what might be considered the house of a modest gentleman farmer. It is essentially a single-phase mid 19th-century house. It is a Grade II listed building and earlier fabric was suspected.
Summary of Project: Appraisal of historic fabric.
Objective: To inform repair and modernisation.

North Harepath, Beaford, Devon

Client: PrivateNorth Harepath, Beaford, Devon
Site: A modest North Devon farmhouse, listed Grade II. The present house has a double depth plan. The rear part – now the kitchen and services – was built as a small early 18th-century house, with heated parlour and kitchen each side of a central service room. Around 1840 a new block was built across the south front of the old farmhouse. The enlarged house was given a polite symmetrical front and good quality joinery was confined to the public entry and principal rooms on the ground floor.
Summary of Project: Appraisal of historic fabric and Assessment of Significance.
Objective: To inform repair and modernisation.

Beenleigh, Diptford, Devon

Client: PrivateBeenleigh, Diptford, Devon
Site: The Grade II listed farmhouse occupies an ancient site, but was extensively rebuilt and enlarged by Henry Mudge in 1828 incorporating some masonry and a 17th-century fireplace from the older house. Likewise a couple of the farm buildings incorporated earlier masonry but all essentially dated from the 19th century. All the farm buildings shown on the first edition OS map 1887 survived making up a full set of traditional farm buildings.
Summary of Project: Appraisal of historic fabric and development of the house and farm buildings.
Objective: To inform repair and modernisation of the house and indicate opportunities and restrictions on the development of the farm buildings.