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Latitude: 50.6604 / 50°39'37"N
Longitude: -3.6984 / 3°41'54"W
OS Eastings: 280054
OS Northings: 85903
OS Grid: SX800859
Mapcode National: GBR QL.4PKH
Mapcode Global: FRA 374B.90W
Entry Name: Laployde Barton
Listing Date: 9 March 1988
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1163456
English Heritage Legacy ID: 85558
Location: Bridford, Teignbridge, Devon, EX6
Civil Parish: Bridford
Traditional County: Devon
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon
Church of England Parish: Bridford St Thomas a Becket
Church of England Diocese: Exeter
SX 88 NW
2/37 Laployde Barton
Farmhouse. Probably medieval origins, considerably rebuilt subsequently and
remodelled, partly re-roofed and extended in the C17; some C20 internal
alterations. Roughly coursed granite rubble ; thatched roof (formerly slated),
gabled at ends ; axial granite stack with granite shaft and projecting left end
granite stack with rendered shaft to main block, end stacks to wings.
Plan: U plan with 3 ranges round a narrow courtyard ; main block to the east,
formerly a 2 or 3 room and through passage plan parallel kitchen wing behind to
the west ; parlour wing to the left (south). The north end of the courtyard was
formerly closed "by a low passage" (old list description) which presumably linked
the main block and kitchen with a covered way and created an inner service
courtyard. The main range is probably medieval in origin but remodelled in the C17
with evidence of considerable rebuilding in the masonry. The through passage is at
the right (north) end (the lower end no longer exists), hall stack backing on to
passage, massive crosswall between inner room and hall; former external stair
turret on rear wall of hall now absorbed into larger stair outshut. Evidence of
large C17 heated chamber over hall, subdivided in the C20. The parlour wing is C17
with a C17 first floor fireplace, ground floor modernized. The parlour wing is
linked to the kitchen wing by a lower block; the kitchen may originally have been
detached, it is also C17 with a doorway into the courtyard. The plan form
indicates a high status house; a chapel dedicated to St Katherine existed at
Laployde in 1409 (Hoskins).
Exterior: 2 storeys. Asymmetrical 4 window entrance elevation to east block with
evidence of rebuilding at left, remains of granite eaves cornice in centre and to
right and regular fenestration. Good oak ovolo-moulded doorframe to through
passage at extreme right, relieving arches over 2 windows to left of door. C19 3-
and 4-light timber casements with glazing bars. The right return of the block is
buttressed, the left return has one first floor and one ground floor timber
casement. The south elevation (parlour wing) also shows signs of rebuilding :
eaves thatch eyebrowed over 2 first floor timber casements, 1 ground floor
casement; linking block with kitchen wing set back at left end. The west elevation
(kitchen wing) is rendered and has been rebuilt to the left : 3 first floor C20
timber casements, 1 ground floor casement, C20 door to right; projecting granite
stack at left end. 3 window courtyard elevation to kitchen wing with a central
doorway with a chamfered lintel and replaced jambs. One first floor and 2 ground
floor windows to the courtyard elevation of the parlour wing. The courtyard
elevation of the main block has a good wide C17 chamfered doorframe to the passage,
blocked loft doorway above ; straight joint to right of doorway ; stair outshut at
extreme right, one first floor and one ground floor casement between doorway and
outshut. The cobbled courtyard retains 2 granite monoliths which formerly
supported a porch to the passage rear door.
Interior: The rear of the hall stack, visible in the passage is granite with a
granite cornice, a typical feature of medieval houses in the region. The hall has
a granite flag floor, an open fireplace with chamfered granite monolith jambs, a
replaced lintel and C19 bread oven. Roughly chamfered C17 crossbeams, stops
probably concealed behind wall plaster ; C17 chamfered doorframe to former stair
turret, similar doorframe above with scroll nick stops. Remnants of a C17 plaster
cornice are visible upstairs with a blocked fireplace to the hall stack fireplace
in room above inner room has a granite lintel and a peculiar arrangement of 3 slits
in a vertical stone in the hearth, good wide chamfered oak doorframe to this room
with scroll stops. The kitchen wing has been modernized but the fireplace survives
with a massive chamfered lintel che full width of the building, fireplace partly
infilled to accommodate former bread oven. The parlour wing has a C17 granite
chimneypiece with chamfered jambs, a deep low granite lintel and a relieving arch.
Roof: The main range has probably C17 collar rafter roof trusses (it is not clear
whether they are crucks) with lap dovetailed collars ; the roofspace has been used
for accommodation in with some C17 partitioning surviving. The roof trusses over
the kitchen wing are similar but are all presumably jointed crucks (one has a peg
visible on the face). The trusses over the parlour wing have curved feet and
collars mortised into the principals. Accordingly to Hoskins Laployd (formerly
Lapflode) "was the seat of the Lapflodes from the time of John until 1523".
A high status evolved house with a particularly interesting plan, group value with
Hoskins, WG, Devon p. 349.
Listing NGR: SX8005485903
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