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Latitude: 50.4975 / 50°29'51"N
Longitude: -3.7162 / 3°42'58"W
OS Eastings: 278377
OS Northings: 67821
OS Grid: SX783678
Mapcode National: GBR QK.950H
Mapcode Global: FRA 373R.22Y
Entry Name: Hallswell
Listing Date: 17 July 1987
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1164245
English Heritage Legacy ID: 84741
Location: Broadhempston, Teignbridge, Devon, TQ13
Civil Parish: Broadhempston
Traditional County: Devon
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon
Church of England Parish: Broadhempston St Peter and St Paul
Church of England Diocese: Exeter
SX 76 NE BROADHEMPSTON
Farmhouse. Circa late C15, altered in C17, extensively modernised in late C20.
Rubble walls, rendered at sides and rear. Rendered rubble projecting lateral stack
at front. Grouted scantle slate roof at front of house, asbestos slates at rear,
gable ended, extends over outshuts at the front.
Originally 3-room and through passage plan with hall and lower end open to the roof
and inner room ceiled with chamber above. Hall and lower end ceiled in C17. At a
subsequent stage the lower room was demolished. Outshut added to front of inner
room probably in C19. In late 1970s the house was extensively modernised during
which an original doorway and window frame and also a plank and muntin screen were
removed. At this stage the leanto rubble porch was added to the front of the right-
2 storeys. Asymmetrical front with C19 outshut to left and late C20 porch to right.
In between them is the lateral stack with single light C20 casement to its right
with glazing bars. C20 door at centre of left-hand outshut with 2-light C20
casement either side, with glazing bars. C20 casements to rear of house with
French window on ground floor.
Interior: few original or early features have survived the modernisation. The
hall has a cross beam and half beam at the higher end, both roughly chamfered,
without stops. 5 original roof trusses survive which extend down into the walls and
are probably jointed crucks. They have threaded purlins and ridge with morticed
sharply cranked collars. 2 at the higher end are clean, the central one, at the
upper end of the hall, is a closed truss with straight collar, smoke-blackened on
the hall side and the others are heavily smoke-blackened on both sides.
The original doorframe which was removed had been at the front of the passage. It
was a heavy oak frame, chamfered with a pronounced ogee at the top. The window
frame which was removed was originally located in the right hand first floor opening
at the rear of the house. It was a 2-light wooden mullion with cusped head to each
light. The plank and muntin screen which was taken out divided the hall from the
passage and had chamfered muntins and head-beam. (These details taken from owner's
photographs of house during restoration). Apparently the door and window frames
have been preserved in an outbuilding and are still in good condition.
Had it been preserved with its features insitu this would have been a remarkable
survival for this area of a former open hall house. The early form of door and
window frame would be a particularly unusual survival in this part of Devon. Only
the relatively complete medieval roof now gives any indication of the building's
true age. The relatively high quality of its construction and elaborate form of
window and doorway suggest that this was once quite a high status house in the area.
Listing NGR: SX7837767821
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