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A Grade II* Listed Building in Hatherleigh, Devon

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Latitude: 50.8162 / 50°48'58"N

Longitude: -4.0376 / 4°2'15"W

OS Eastings: 256556

OS Northings: 103832

OS Grid: SS565038

Mapcode National: GBR KR.XYT6

Mapcode Global: FRA 26FY.2TY

Plus Code: 9C2QRX86+FX

Entry Name: Deckport

Listing Date: 22 February 1967

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1105269

English Heritage Legacy ID: 93108

Location: Hatherleigh, West Devon, Devon, EX20

County: Devon

District: West Devon

Civil Parish: Hatherleigh

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

Church of England Parish: Hatherleigh St John the Baptist

Church of England Diocese: Exeter

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7/3 Deckport

Farmhouse formerly probably small manor house. Circa early to mid C17 with
probably C18 and C19 additions. Sandstone ashlar to porch and coursed squared
sandstone rubble exposed to lower part of walls, rendered above probably with cob
underneath. Gable ended grouted slate roof. At right gable end is sandstone
ashlar stack with dripmoulds and moulded dripcourse. Large axial stack of similar
materials but constructed of four integral shafts with moulded cap.
Plan: 3-room plan with 2-storey porch in front of baffle entry against axial stack
between left-hand and central rooms. Parlour to the left with hall at centre - both
heated by the axial stack, and kitchen at right-hand end. Beyond the parlour at the
left-hand end is an outbuilding wing with granary on the first floor which extends
to the rear - it is possible that it is integral but unlikely that an outbuilding
would have adjoined a parlour and so is probably an C18 addition. A C19 outshut
extends along the rear of the house.
Exterior: 2 storeys. Asymmetrical 6-window front with slightly projecting 2-storey
porch to left of centre. Ground floor left-hand window to parlour is C17 moulded
stone mullion of 6 lights with king mullions and hoodmould. All the other windows
also have stone hoodmoulds and occupy the original openings but have had C19 2, 3, 4
and 5-light leaded pane casements inserted. The first floor left-hand window
incorporates some coloured panes at the top which may be re-used old glass. Two of
the first floor windows to right of porch have chamfered wooden mullions. The
central ground floor window to right of porch has heraldic shields in the labels of
its hoodmould. The gabled porch has a C17 square-headed ovolo-moulded wooden
doorframe with high hollow step stops. Contemporary studded plank door. The
doorframe is set in a segmental headed surround with hoodmould above. On the first
floor of the porch is a C17 2-light moulded and chamfered stone mullion window with
hoodmould. Above it is a stone plaque with shield carved with the initials J.S.S.
dated 1892 which probably marks a C19 restoration. C20 plank door to right of
centre. At left-hand end of house stone steps lead to first floor doorway of
granary which extends in a wing to the rear. C19 outshuts along rear wall of house.
Interior: hall has open fireplace, lintel of which is obscured. Ovolo-moulded C17
doorframe with studded plank door leading to hall from entrance lobby. Parlour has
fireplace with dressed and moulded sandstone jambs with incised scroll stops, ovolo-
moulded wooden lintel. Above the fireplace is a contemporary plaster overmantle
which has a strapwork design and a figure at either end. First floor inaccessible
at time of survey but room above parlour also recorded as having a plaster
overmantle to fireplace with inscription "sic transit gloria mundi".
Deckport was the residence of one branch of the Lethbridge family who came there
during the reigh of Henry VII and were prominent gentry in Devon.
The status of this house is reflected in the quality of its features and it is
likely that more survive which have been concealed by C19 modernisation. It
remains, however, very unaltered by C20 modernisation and preserves a particularly
attractive and unspoilt exterior. Its internal plan form and features are also of
considerable interest.
Source: Devon S.M.R.

Listing NGR: SS5655603832

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