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Hansel Including Front Garden Area Wall

A Grade II Listed Building in Slapton, Devon

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Latitude: 50.315 / 50°18'53"N

Longitude: -3.6505 / 3°39'1"W

OS Eastings: 282581

OS Northings: 47418

OS Grid: SX825474

Mapcode National: GBR QP.7PSJ

Mapcode Global: FRA 3876.HM0

Entry Name: Hansel Including Front Garden Area Wall

Listing Date: 26 January 1967

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1107997

English Heritage Legacy ID: 99856

Location: Slapton, South Hams, Devon, TQ6

County: Devon

District: South Hams

Civil Parish: Slapton

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

Church of England Parish: Slapton St James the Great

Church of England Diocese: Exeter

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Listing Text

SX84NW Hansel including front
garden area wall


House, formerly a farmhouse. Circa early to mid C17 remodelling of an
earlier house, extended in C20. Dressed slate rubble, painted at rear.
Slate roof with gabled ends. Stone rubble axial and gable end stacks with
weathered set-offs and tapered tops.
Plan and development A 2-room and through passage plan, the lower end to
the left heated from a gable end stack, the hall to the right has an axial
stack backing onto the passage and the chamber above it is heated from a
gable end stack. At the front of the hall a wide projecting bay with an
integral stair turret to its left.
There is a truss buried in the back of the hall's axial stack and since it
appears that the stack has been built up underneath the truss and because
its fireplace lintel and the hall ceiling beams are coeval there is a strong
possibility that the hall was open to the roof originally and the floor and
stack inserted at the same time. The front wall of the hall with its
integral stair turret would also have been built forward as part of this
remodelling. Some improvements were made in 1833 according to a date stone
on the lower end chimney stack. The C20 a wing was built onto the front of
the lower left end linking the house with the outbuilding to the north
(q.v.) and a 1-storey wing was added to the rear of high end.
Exterior: 2 storey. Asymmetrical north front with large gabled to right,
integral stair turret at centre and doorway to left with elliptically arched
wooden frame with an old plank and studded door with scratch moulding and
covermould; later porch canopy in the recess between the stair-turret and
the C20 wing which projects to the left. To right on ground floor an early
C19 tripatite (4:12:4 panes) sash with C19 3-light casement above in gable
with glazing bars. At centre a C19 2-light casement with glazing bars
lighting the stair turret.
Asymmetrical 4-window rear elevation mostly C19 2-light casements with
glazing bars, C19 glazed and panelled door at centre and C10 bay window to
right with French casements. Projecting on left C20 single storey wing.
The lower (east) gable end has slate plaque on stack inscribed "Rebuilt 1833
by Tucker" (refers to rebuilding of chimney) and small circa C19 outshut.
The high (west) gable end had rebate for plaque on chimney and doorway at
higher ground level to first floor room with C20 plank door and small slate
Including front garden area wall; probably late C18 or C19, local slate
rubble with slate capping rounded pier at right-hand corner and square gate-
pier on left; flight of steps inside wall as mounting block as loading
platform on wall. The wall encloses a small rectangular garden.
Interior: In the through passage the back of the stack and the lower side
partition have slate chamfered cornices. The hall has a chamfered cross-
beam and half-beam of high end with bar stops, the cross-beam stops at the
stair turret and does not extend into hall bay. The hall fireplace has a
chamfered wooden lintel with bar stops and brick-lined end will of the hall
with a chamfered timber lintel with run-out stops. Doorway in hall at
bottom of newel stair has segmental chamferd wooden lintel and the
relatively wide stairs are wooden. The lower end room fireplace has round
back and new lintel; and to the right a china-cupboard with shaped shelves.
On the first floor the hall chamber fireplace has a chamfered timber lintel
with straight-cut stops on a shaped wooden carbel at right-hand end. To the
right of fireplace the foot of a large raised cruck with a truncated
threaded purlin. Lower end chamber has small fireplace with round-arch
slate-on-edge lintel.
Roof: Truss buried in lower side of hall stack has mortice and tenoned
collar and threaded purlins which continue over the passage bay; the apex of
truss is missing and it appears not to be smoke-blackened. The truss over
centre of hall and that against high end wall have cambered collars with
dovetail lap joints; the collar of the high end truss is missing; 2 tiers of
threaded purlins and a trenched ridgepiece. Similar roof structure over
front bay of hall but with light scantling halved collars. The roof over
the lower end has been replaced.

Listing NGR: SX8258147418

This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.

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