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Linford House

A Grade II Listed Building in Holcombe Rogus, Devon

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Latitude: 50.9614 / 50°57'41"N

Longitude: -3.344 / 3°20'38"W

OS Eastings: 305706

OS Northings: 118856

OS Grid: ST057188

Mapcode National: GBR LQ.MLNL

Mapcode Global: FRA 36WK.P1Z

Plus Code: 9C2RXM64+H9

Entry Name: Linford House

Listing Date: 17 March 1988

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1168192

English Heritage Legacy ID: 95981

Location: Holcombe Rogus, Mid Devon, Devon, TA21

County: Devon

District: Mid Devon

Civil Parish: Holcombe Rogus

Built-Up Area: Holcombe Rogus

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

Church of England Parish: Holcombe Rogus All Saints

Church of England Diocese: Exeter

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5/132 Linford House
House. Late C17, maybe earlier footings, some C19 modernisation and renovated circa
1980. Plastered stone rubble; stone rubble stacks topped with C19 brick; asbestos
slate roof, formerly thatch.
Plan: 4-room plan house facing south-west. The unheated left end room is a C19
extension. The room left of centre is the former kitchen with a large axial stack
backing onto the extension. The small room right of centre was an entrance lobby
and its disused rear corner stack might be secondary. The right end room was the
parlour and has a rear lateral stack. Stair block projects to rear and overlaps the
lobby. Originally the stairs led from the parlour but, in the C19, the doorway was
blocked and the lower stairs turned to the lobby. Integral 2-storey outshot to rear
of the former kitchen (now the extension room is used as a kitchen). Although there
appears to be a great deal of C16 and earlier C17 carpentry it all appears to be
reused and the house is regarded as a single phase late C17 build. Photographs of
the front stripped of its plaster circa 1980 suggest that older footings were
incorporated. The house is 2 storeys.
Exterior: irregular 5-window front. However the 3-window section (the C17 house)
was symmetrical except that the ground floor left window has been enlarged. The
others in this section have flat stucco eared architraves built circa 1980 but
copies of the C19 ones there before. Main front door is central to this section and
contains a C19 plank door containing a later lozenge-shaped window under a
contemporary gabled hood. Secondary door further left. All the windows are C20
replacement casements with glazing bars. The roof is gable-ended but the roof
structure shows that the right end was originally hipped. The left end wall is
exposed rubble and the windows there have low segmental arches over.
Interior: the original kitchen has a large stone rubble fireplace with a soffit-
chamfered and step-nick stopped oak lintel. The oven is blocked. Axial ceiling
beam here has deep hollow-chamfered soffit and is unstopped. Similar axial beam in
the entrance lobby but none show in the parlour. Parlour fireplace has as a curving
stone rubble pentan (back) and a reused soffit-chamfered oak lintel. The dogleg
stair has been virtually rebuilt although some of the turned balusters are original.
On the first floor there are 3 late C17 2-panel doors. The corridor along the rear
from the stair appears to be an original feature and part of it reused a section of
a late C16 - early C17 oak plank-and-muntin screen. Roof of A-frame trusses with
pegged lap-jointed collars.
This is an interesting late C17 house.

Listing NGR: ST0571018857

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