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A Grade II* Listed Building in Manaton, Devon

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Latitude: 50.6194 / 50°37'9"N

Longitude: -3.7584 / 3°45'30"W

OS Eastings: 275702

OS Northings: 81436

OS Grid: SX757814

Mapcode National: GBR QH.V66G

Mapcode Global: FRA 370F.HMP

Entry Name: Horsham

Listing Date: 10 March 1977

Last Amended: 4 February 1987

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1097256

English Heritage Legacy ID: 84965

Location: Manaton, Teignbridge, Devon, TQ13

County: Devon

District: Teignbridge

Civil Parish: Manaton

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

Church of England Parish: Manaton St Winifred

Church of England Diocese: Exeter

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Listing Text

SX 77 NE
5/30 Horsham (formerly listed as
10.3.77 Horsham Farmhouse)
- II*

House, originally farmhouse. Early C16. Floored-in probably circa 1600,
remodelled in C18 and extended at rear in C20. Granite rubble walls with granite
quoins, old granite stacks at either gable end with drip-courses. Axial stack at
ridge with rebuilt and rendered shaft. Wood shingle roof with gable ends.
3-room and through passage plan originally with open hall and unheated inner room
and lower end. Closed truss at upper end of hall, inner room possibly always had a
chamber above it. Internal jetty at lower end of hall over cross passage, renewal
of the roof makes it difficult to tell if this was an original feature or inserted.
Floored and stacks inserted circa 1600. The screen at the upper end of the hall
dates from this period and must have replaced an earlier structure. A newel
staircase was inserted at this stage next to the hall stack, projecting from the
front wall of the house. In C18 the house was remodelled: the front wall of the
hall and lower end was built out in line with and enclosing the stair projection.
Internally the room use was re-orientated so that the lower end became the parlour
and the inner room a service room. In C20 a large rear wing was added to the
higher end.
2 storeys. Asymmetrical 4-window front, all C18, 3-light wood casements with
leaded panes, except for first floor centre which is 2-light iron casement. The
frames are flush on the outside with moulded timber uprights internally, some
retain stanchion bars inside. All have probably original timber lintels. At right
of centre is C19 plank door to passage in C20 open-fronted granite porch with
weather-boarded gable. Steps up to later doorway at higher left hand gable end
which is built partially into the bank. To rear is C18 doorway to lower end and
various C20 windows in small openings. (C20 rendered flat-roofed wing at rear).
The lower gable end has 3 pigeon holes above a C19 lean-to outbuilding.
Good interior which has been little altered since C18. 1 substantial original
roof truss has survived a bad fire in the mid C20. It is the closed truss at the
upper end of the hall. The feet of the trusses are not visible and due to the fire
the form of the apex is unclear but the cranked collar which is morticed into the
trusses suggests an early C16 date. Severe charring precludes the evidence of any
smoke-blackening. The infilling does not survive intact up to the apex but the
remains of the wattle and daub partition exist beneath the collar. The through
passage is cobbled and the back of the hall fireplace is characteristically
constructed of dressed granite blocks. To the right of the doorway from pasasge to
hall is a small section of plank and muntin screen with chamfered muntin and head-
beam, possibly this is a vestige of the screen which must have extended the full
depth of the hall before the fireplace was inserted. The fireplace has roughly
dressed monolithic granite jambs and a wooden lintel, chamfered with scroll stops.
There is a stone oven in the right-hand corner. The internal jetty consists of a
cross beam, roughly chamfered with step stops, marking a difference in ceiling
height at a point approximately half way into the depth of the chimney-breast. The
ceiling has a central cross beam chamfered with hollow step stops. At the upper
end of the hall a plank and muntin screen extends the original width of the room.
The rail and muntins are ovolo-moulded, the latter having high faceted vase stops
and a section of apparently original bench survives on a chamfered bracket. The
head beam has roll and hollow moulding. The inner room has a cross beam and half
beam against the upper end wall which are chamfered with hollow step stops. To the
lower side of the passage the partition is plastered, possibly concealing an early
screen. The lower room contains an C18 fireplace with moulded cornice and simple
framed stair with square newels and handrail. On the first floor above the lower
room is a similar C18 fireplace with moulded cornice and containing a Victoria
grate. C18 and C19 plank doors survive on the first floor. Where the newel
staircase rose from the hall the stairs have been removed but the curved recess in
the wall remains. A wooden door-frame contemporary with the newel staircase
survives where the stairs would originally have opened onto the first floor and is
chamfered with a cranked head. The existing framed staircase is probably C18 and
underneath it in the hall is a cupboard whose doors have H-hinges and ventilation
lights. Outside, in the immediate vicinity of the house, the traditional cobbled
yard survives with an old leat system.
In spite of the C20 rear wing and sub-division of the building into 2 units this
house survives in a very traditional and unspoilt condition changed little since
the C18 and retains interesting features of that period as well as being a good
example of a medieval open-hall house with internal jetty.

Listing NGR: SX7570281436

This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.

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