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Pound Farmhouse Including Front Garden Walls

A Grade II* Listed Building in Luppitt, Devon

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Coordinates

Latitude: 50.8405 / 50°50'25"N

Longitude: -3.1594 / 3°9'33"W

OS Eastings: 318464

OS Northings: 105193

OS Grid: ST184051

Mapcode National: GBR LY.WCG4

Mapcode Global: FRA 468W.8YS

Entry Name: Pound Farmhouse Including Front Garden Walls

Listing Date: 16 March 1988

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1098266

English Heritage Legacy ID: 86609

Location: Luppitt, East Devon, Devon, EX14

County: Devon

District: East Devon

Civil Parish: Luppitt

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

Church of England Parish: Luppitt St Mary

Church of England Diocese: Exeter

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Listing Text

LUPPITT
ST 10 NE
6/56 Pound Farmhouse including front
- garden walls
GV II*
Farmhouse. Circa 1670 - 90, some mid C19 modernisations and refurbished circa 1970.
The front and end walls are English bond brick with Beerstone ashlar quoins, the
rear is local stone and flint rubble with a section of brickwork, the front is now
plastered; stone rubble stacks with C19 and C20 brick chimneyshafts; slate roof
(formerly thatch).
Plan: the house is built down the hillslope and faces south-east. It now has a 3-
room plan; a large central entrance hall which contains the staircase and rooms each
end heated by gable-end stacks. The uphill left end (north-western) room is now the
kitchen and the right end room is now the sitting room/parlour although originally
they were the other way round. The large central entrance hall has been made by
removing some partitions. There was, it seems, a corridor along the front wall
connecting the end rooms. Although the staircase is a replacement it still occupies
the position of the original, rising alongside the corridor behind the front
doorway. Behind the corridor and staircase were 2 service rooms (probably pantry,
buttery, dairy and the like). A similar plan is preserved intact on the first
floor. The house is 2 storeys with an attic over the right (original kitchen) end
and there is a secondary lean-to outshot to rear of the left end.
Exterior: regular, but not symmetrical 4-window front. Some are C20 casements with
glazing but most are old oak flat-faced mullion window containing rectangular panes
of leaded glass; some are probably original. The front doorway is right of centre
and contains a C20 plank door behind a contemporary gabled porch. The main roof is
gable-ended.
Interior: apart from the alterations associated with creating the large entrance
hall the house is well-preserved, and even here some ceiling carpentry is probably
original. In the original parlour (the present kitchen) there is an axial beam of
large scantling; it is chamfered with lambstongue stops. The stone fireplace here is
plastered with a plain oak lintel and it contains an inserted C19 oven. The
original kitchen (the present sitting room) is larger and has 2 chamfered crossbeams
with lambstongue stops and a large Beerstone ashlar fireplace with chamfered oak
lintel and contains a large side oven. A cupboard to right once connected to the
adjoining outhouse (q.v) but was probably a walk-in curing chamber originally. The
first floor is remarkably well-preserved. All the doorways here have original oak
frames with chamfered surrounds and scroll-nick stops and some contain probably
original plank doors. The large chamber over the original kitchen has chamfered
crossbeams with scroll stops over supporting the attic floor which is gained by a
winder stair rising alongside the stack that end. A secondary corridor has been
made through this chamber to the attic stair and the partition is made up of reused
sections of late C17 small field panelling. The roof is carried on A-frame trusses
with pegged dovetail-shaped lap-jointed collars.
The front garden is enclosed by a probably C19 stone rubble wall.
Pound Farmhouse is a very interesting farmhouse, an early example of a 'modern' plan
and one of the earliest brick farmhouses in Devon.


Listing NGR: ST1846405193

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