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Langstone Farmhouse

A Grade II Listed Building in Manaton, Devon

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Latitude: 50.6271 / 50°37'37"N

Longitude: -3.7726 / 3°46'21"W

OS Eastings: 274715

OS Northings: 82318

OS Grid: SX747823

Mapcode National: GBR QG.MVZ8

Mapcode Global: FRA 27ZD.XR0

Plus Code: 9C2RJ6GG+RW

Entry Name: Langstone Farmhouse

Listing Date: 4 February 1987

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1097257

English Heritage Legacy ID: 84967

ID on this website: 101097257

Location: 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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Farmhouse. Probably late C16, remodelled early C19. Rendered granite rubble with
some dressed granite detail. Roof of C20 interlocking tiles, hipped at right
higher end and gabled at lower end. Axial and gable end stacks with later brick
shafts, except for stack to wing which is of rubble with granite capping.
3-room and through passage plan with rear parlour wing at right angles to higher
end, possibly original. Axial stack heating hall backing onto through passage;
lower gable end stack, possibly inserted, and gable end stack heating parlour wing.
Lower room originally had separate external access to rear by granite arched
doorway. Cellar beneath lower end. In early C19 through passage widened on lower
side and staircase inserted there. Lower service room remodelled into parlour and
inner room became buttery and dairy. Original parlour became kitchen.
2 storeys. Regular 4-window front of 2 and 3 light casements, probably early C19
frames with replaced lights. Dairy window to ground floor right (former inner
room) has thin timber square section mullions with iron stanchion bars. Through
-passage doorway to left of centre with C19 rendered gabled porch with 4-centred
arched opening enclosing original granite doorway. This comprises 4-centred arch
with ogee chamfer and cushion stops. At opposite (rear) end of passage is an
identical doorway. On the rear facade there is also a 4-centred granite arched
doorway to the lower room, now blocked. At the right-hand (lower) gable end is
doorway to the cellar. Parlour wing projecting from upper end, on left hand side
of its gable stack are 2 blocked stone mullioned windows to ground and first floor.
Both are 3-light with a hoodmould, their frame and mullions appearing to be
chamfered. Running along the base of the gable end is a chamfered dressed stone
plinth. A subsidiary projecting stack to wing cuts across part of the mullion
windows. Ground floor doorway and probably early C19 first floor casement window
to inner face of wing. Outer face of parlour wing on different plane to upper
gable end of main range. There is a further extension to the wing, possibly a
granary on the evidence of its external stone steps to first floor. c20 lean-to
addition at back of main range.
Interior contains some good quality features of different periods. Large open
granite fireplace in hall consisting of very substantial lintel with hollow chamfer
and jambs each of a single piece of unchamfered granite, one of which cuts across
the chamfer of the lintel possibly suggesting that the jambs are replacements. 3-
centred arched granite opening to oven on left side of fireplace. Kitchen (former
parlour) reputed also to have original open fireplace surviving, now concealed
behind Rayburn. In the kitchen is a chamfered cross beam with butt stop at one end
but possibly meant to be unstopped. Principal staircase in through passage of
simple open-well form with turned newels and squared balustrades. The lower room
has panelled surround to window, moulded cornice and 4 panelled door. These
features with the staircase suggest a rearrangement and remodelling of the house
circa 1820-30. The secondary staircase continues up into the roof-space implying
that there might once have been garret accommodation here. The roof is a C20
replacement. On the first floor 1 fielded 2-panel door survives intact, another in
a somewhat altered state. Langstone is mentioned as a Domesday Manor and was
inhabited by the Heyward family for about 300 years from the late C16. (The
Hayward Family of Devon - Richard Hayward). The existing structure of the house
probably dates from this period and was built as a good quality gentry residence.
There has been an interesting evolution of plan internally as room use was changed
in the early C19, the service room being upgraded into a parlour and the parlour
wing and inner room downgraded to kitchen and dairy.

Listing NGR: SX7471582318

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