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42, Higher Town

A Grade II Listed Building in Sampford Peverell, Devon

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Latitude: 50.919 / 50°55'8"N

Longitude: -3.3874 / 3°23'14"W

OS Eastings: 302572

OS Northings: 114203

OS Grid: ST025142

Mapcode National: GBR LN.QFMV

Mapcode Global: FRA 36SP.44Q

Plus Code: 9C2RWJ97+J2

Entry Name: 42, Higher Town

Listing Date: 17 March 1988

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1106394

English Heritage Legacy ID: 95999

Location: Sampford Peverell, Mid Devon, Devon, EX16

County: Devon

District: Mid Devon

Civil Parish: Sampford Peverell

Built-Up Area: Sampford Peverell

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

Church of England Parish: Sampford Peverell

Church of England Diocese: Exeter

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ST 01 SW
Sampford Peverell
8/150 No. 42
- II
House, former farmhouse. Late C16-early C17, modernised circa 1986. Plastered
walls, mostly stone rubble but with some cob; the stacks are plastered but the hall
one appears to be ashlar stone and have its original chimneyshaft, both are topped
with brick; slate roof, formerly thatch.
Plan: 3-room-and-through-passage plan house facing north-west and built down the
hillslope. Downhill at the left (north-east) end there is the former service end
room which has a projecting gable-end stack. The hall has a large projecting front
lateral stack and there is a newel stair turret projecting to rear at the upper end
of the hall. At the right end is an unheated narrow inner room. The house appears
to be a single phase building. It seems likely that the hall was floored over from
the beginning. The service end however was rebuilt probably in the C18. Before
that it contained 2 unheated small rooms divided by an axial partition, probably
buttery and pantry. Farmhouse is 2 storeys.
Exterior: irregular 4-window front of C20 pvc casements, most of them with glazing
bars. A C20 bay projects from the right end (the inner room). The passage front
doorway is left of centre and contains a C20 door behind a contemporary porch. The
roof is hipped to right and gable-ended to left.
Interior: retains most of its original carpentry detail. Only in the service end
has it been replaced. Here there is a roughly-finished axial beam. On the lower
side of the passage a small part of the original oak plank-and-muntin screen remains
and. its headbeam provides the evidence for 2 original doorways to the service end.
On the upper side of the passage there is another oak plank-and-muntin screen; this one
nearly intact., it contains a qrqpliZheaded doorway. The hall crossbeam is soffit-
chamfered with bar runout stops. The fireplace is plastered stone and has a soffit-
chamfered and scroll-stopped oak lintel. Original crank-headed oak doorframes from
the hall to the inner room and stair. Both have chamfered surrounds with
lambstongue stops. The staircase is a C20 replacement. At the head of the stair a
pair of oak doorways (both chamfered with lambstongue stops) and there is another
similar doorway between the hall and service end chambers. The original crosswalls
are oak-framed: close-studded with series of holes drilled into the sides of the
studs to fix a ladder of lathes which provide the backing for the cob infill. The
roof is carried on side-pegged jointed cruck trusses and although the roofspace was
not inspected the owner reports that the timbers are clean.

Listing NGR: ST0257214203

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