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Latitude: 50.7265 / 50°43'35"N
Longitude: -3.9139 / 3°54'50"W
OS Eastings: 265009
OS Northings: 93617
OS Grid: SX650936
Mapcode National: GBR Q7.8NBZ
Mapcode Global: FRA 27P5.30Z
Plus Code: 9C2RP3GP+HC
Entry Name: Bracondale langmead
Listing Date: 4 March 1988
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1106009
English Heritage Legacy ID: 95032
Location: South Tawton, West Devon, Devon, EX20
Civil Parish: South Tawton
Built-Up Area: South Zeal
Traditional County: Devon
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon
Church of England Parish: South Tawton St Andrew
Church of England Diocese: Exeter
SX 6493-6593 SOUTH TAWTON SOUTH ZEAL
8/232 Langmead and Bracondale
2 cottages, once a single house. Probably C17, maybe earlier, modernised in C19
probably when the house was subdivided. Plastered walls, probably granite stone
rubble, maybe with cob; granite stone rubble stacks, one still with its original
granite ashlar chimneyshaft; thatch roof.
Plan and development: L-shaped building containing 2 cottages. The main block is
parallel to but set back from the street. Longmead occupies the left end room which
has a gable-end stack and a 1-room plan rear block projecting at right angles to
rear which has an outer lateral stack. Bracondale occupies the rest of the main
block, this section breaking forward very slightly from the left room. It has a 2-
room plan with cross passage and stairs between. The larger left room has an axial
stack backing onto the passage. Although no internal inspection was possible at the
time of this survey it seems likely that these cottages occupy a late medieval 3-
room-and-through-passage plan with the inner room at the left end with secondary
kitchen behind (Langmead); Bracondale apparently occupies the former hall, passage
and service end room. Both cottages are 2 storeys.
Exterior: irregular 3-window front overall of C20 casements with glazing bars. The
front door to Langmead is C20 and the front doorway to Bracondale, the putative
passage front door, contains a C19 part-glazed 6-panel door. The roof is gable-
Interiors: of both cottages were not available for inspection at the time of this
survey although most of the carpentry detail is said to be hidden under C19 plaster.
However the village includes several other heavily disguised late medieval hall
houses with high quality craftsmanship.
South Zeal is special being one of the few medieval boroughs in Devon where a high
number of its C16 and C17 houses survive.
Listing NGR: SX6500993617
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