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Bracondale langmead

A Grade II Listed Building in South Zeal, Devon

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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

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1106009

English Heritage Legacy ID: 95032

Location: South Tawton, West Devon, Devon, EX20

County: Devon

District: West Devon

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

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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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