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Lambert Farmhouse

A Grade II* Listed Building in Drewsteignton, Devon

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Latitude: 50.7218 / 50°43'18"N

Longitude: -3.7712 / 3°46'16"W

OS Eastings: 275071

OS Northings: 92853

OS Grid: SX750928

Mapcode National: GBR QG.FWD5

Mapcode Global: FRA 27Z5.JMG

Plus Code: 9C2RP6CH+PG

Entry Name: Lambert Farmhouse

Listing Date: 26 August 1965

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1105973

English Heritage Legacy ID: 95147

Location: Drewsteignton, West Devon, Devon, EX6

County: Devon

District: West Devon

Civil Parish: Drewsteignton

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

Church of England Parish: Cheriton Bishop St Mary

Church of England Diocese: Exeter

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10/46 Lambert Farmhouse including
26.8.65 adjoining outbuilding to south


Farmhouse, now house. Late C15- early C16 with major C16 and C17 improvements and
extensions, adjoining late C18- early C19 range of outbuildings, modernised 1982-
4. Plastered cob on rubble footings; granite ashlar and rubble and brick stacks;
thatched roof. 2-storeys facing south. Main block with 3-room-and-through-passage
plan with small inner room at east end (right of front). Parlour wing added behind
inner room and stairblock with chambers built to rear of passage and hall. Range
of single storey outbuildings in front of service end were originally detached but
connected in C19. Large axial hall stack backing onto passage and gable-end stacks
to main and parlour blocks. 4-window front to right of outbuilding comprising C19
and C20 wooden casements of various sizes all with glazing bars, the largest of 3
lights to hall. Thatched eyebrow over hall chamber window and another over blocked
inner room chamber window 4-light, oak frame with square-sectioned mullions. East
front has gabled dormer to parlour chamber containing original early C17 oak-framed
4-light window with moulded mullions and surround. Original granite chimney shafts
to hall and parlour with moulded caps, latter with triple mouldings. Mounting
block under half-hipped end of outbuilding. Well-preserved interior with complex
structural history. Smoke-blackening of roof from earliest period only observed
over hall and passage where 2 bays supported on side-pegged jointed cruck truss but
stylistically earlier jointed cruck (side-pegged with slip tenon) survives over
service end. Service and inner rooms floored in C16 with chamfered and step-
stopped beams. Oak, shoulder-headed doorframe to rear of service room probably
reset from passage. Inner chamber jettied into hall over oak plank-and-muntin
screen with upper large framing on moulded bressumer. On lower side of passage
full height cob crosswall contains oak flat-arched doorframe and was blind at first
floor level until imported oak shoulder-headed arch inserted in 1983. Hall
fireplace, granite with broad-bead-moulded oak lintel, built with passage chamber
which jetties into lower end of hall over oak plank-and-muntin passage screen and
has remains of upper oak-plank-and muntin screen on moulded bressumer. Narrow
stairs with thick oak treads rise to left of fireplace. Hall floored in late C16-
early C17 with chamfered and step-stopped crossbeam and joists. Early C17 rear
stair block and adjoining dairy under continuous lean-to roof was rearranged 1983-
4. Door from hall to stairs blocked, stair rebuilt in dairy behind passage, former
stairwell floored, oak flat-arched doorframe containing original oak studded door
moved from rear of passage and is reset in cob dividing wall between dairy and
stairwell, and former dairy oak window has six of original eleven close-set diamond
mullions removed to produce larger lights. Contemporary parlour wing gained from
hall, and has granite fireplace with ovolo-moulded and step-stopped oak lintel on
ground floor and 2-bay roof with side-pegged jointed cruck truss. Hall chamber has
2 early C17th ovolo-moulded and elaborately stopped doorframes, one to stair block,
one to parlour chamber. Notable late C17-early 018 fittings include spit rack over
hall fireplace, spice cupboard in hall, 2-panel doors, and an oak 4-light flat-
faced mullioned window to rear of service chamber. Both service and inner room
stacks are brick and added in C19. Outbuilding has 3-bay roof of A-frames with
pegged lap-jointed collars. A good example of a multi-phase Devon farmhouse.
Domesday manor Lantford.

Listing NGR: SX7507192853

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