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Latitude: 50.7875 / 50°47'15"N
Longitude: -3.9365 / 3°56'11"W
OS Eastings: 263595
OS Northings: 100447
OS Grid: SS635004
Mapcode National: GBR KX.ZLL8
Mapcode Global: FRA 27N0.67M
Plus Code: 9C2RQ3Q7+2C
Entry Name: West Trecott Farmhouse
Listing Date: 8 October 1987
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1105327
English Heritage Legacy ID: 93048
Location: Sampford Courtenay, West Devon, Devon, EX20
Civil Parish: Sampford Courtenay
Traditional County: Devon
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon
Church of England Parish: Sampford Courtenay St Andrew
Church of England Diocese: Exeter
SS 60 SW
5/165 West Trecott Farmhouse
Farmhouse. Circa late C15 or early C17 with mid C17 addition, altered in C20. The
walls are partly rendered but where exposed consist of coursed squared granite
rubble with granite ashlar blocks to the projection at the front, elsewhere it may
incorporate some cob. Thatch roof hipped to front range, gabled to rear wing. 2
brick axial stacks, fine granite ashlar axial stack with dripcourse and tapering
cap. Rendered stack at gable end of rear wing.
Plan: apparently a standard 3-room and through-passage plan with a central rear
wing but in fact more complex than this suggests. The lower room to the left was
originally of non-domestic use and still has only a loft above, divided from the
rest of the house by a full height solid wall. The hall has its stack backing onto
the passage and a slightly projecting window bay at the front.
The inner room may originally have been unheated. Behind the hall is a rear wing
consisting of 2 rooms with a solid wall in between; the end room has a large
fireplace and probably functioned as a kitchen but the purpose of the adjoining room
is unclear. It is possible that this wing is integral with the main range but a
solid wall divides them and it is more likely to have been added in the mid C17. In
the C20 the lower room was converted to domestic use.
Exterior: 2 storeys. Asymmetrical 3-window front; on the ground floor and to the
left on the first floor are 1 and 2-light C20 casements without glazing bars except
for that on the ground floor of the hall projection to right of centre. The other
windows are circa late C19 4-pane sashes. To the left of centre is probably
original granite doorframe with cranked head, recessed behind it is a C20 plank
Interior: the back of the hall fireplace facing onto the passage is built of
granite ashlar. The fireplace is granite-framed with chamfered lintel and jambs.
The hall has a good quality framed ceiling of chamfered beams with bar stops. The
inner room has a chamfered axial beam. The end room of the rear wing has a wide
granite-framed fireplace, hollow chamfered, with an oven in the right-hand side. It
also has chamfered ceiling beams.
Roof: over the hall is one pair of side-pegged jointed crucks with threaded
purlins. Access to the roofspace here was not possible at the time of survey so
further details and possible evidence of smoke-blackening were not visible.
Over the lower end, however, the full structure could be seen and the truss there
consists of principals with curved feet, threaded purlins and a very high morticed
collar - completely unsmoke-blackened.
This was evidently built as a good quality house with a number of interesting
internal features and an attractive facade.
Listing NGR: SS6359500447
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