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Little Landslide Farmhouse

A Grade II Listed Building in Sampford Peverell, Devon

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Coordinates

Latitude: 50.9332 / 50°55'59"N

Longitude: -3.3686 / 3°22'6"W

OS Eastings: 303925

OS Northings: 115755

OS Grid: ST039157

Mapcode National: GBR LP.PDFV

Mapcode Global: FRA 36TM.ZDK

Plus Code: 9C2RWJMJ+7H

Entry Name: Little Landslide Farmhouse

Listing Date: 17 March 1988

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1168212

English Heritage Legacy ID: 95986

Location: Sampford Peverell, Mid Devon, Devon, EX16

County: Devon

Civil Parish: 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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Description

SAMPFORD PEVERELL
ST 01 NW
4/137 Little Landslide Farmhouse
-
- II
Farmhouse. Early-mid C16 with major later C16 and C17 improvements; refurbished in
the late C19. Plastered cob on stone rubble footings; stone rubble stacks topped
with C19 and C20 brick; interlocking concrete tile roof, formerly thatch.
Plan and development: originally a 4-room-and-through-passage plan house facing
south-east and built across a very gentle hillslope. At the left (south-west) end
is a service-end kitchen. It has a large gable-end stack with a former walk-in
curing chamber projecting from the rear corner. Between the kitchen and original
through passage there is a small unheated dairy which includes the well. The rear
of the passage is now blocked by a closet outshot. The other side of the passage
there is the hall with a projecting rear lateral stack and at the right end a large
parlour with a projecting gable-end stack. In the C19 a second passage was inserted
through the parlour alongside the hall. To rear of this passage was built a new
stair in a turret projecting to rear. C19 wash house outshot to rear of kitchen.
Since the roofspace is inaccessible it is not possible to determine the early
development of the house although it seems clear that it begun as some form of open
hall house, probably heated by an open hearth fire. The present layout is how the
house emerged after a series of modernisations. The hall fireplace was probably
added in the mid or late C16 and the house progressively floored over from the mid
C16 - mid C17. The hall was last to be floored in the mid C17. The parlour and
kitchen ends were probably rebuilt and enlarged in the early or mid C17. The house
is 2 storeys.
Exterior: irregular 4-window front of late C19 and C20 replacement casements with
glazing bars. The original passage front doorway left of centre contains a late C19
part-glazed 4-panel door and the secondary passage front doorway further right
contains a superior contemporary 6-panel door. Both have C20 porches. Roof is
gable-ended.
Interior: contains mostly late C19 joinery detail but all the structural detail
exposed is C16 and C17 and the old layout appears well-preserved. All the ceiling
beams have deep soffit chamfers with step stops except the latest, the hall
crossbeam, which is soffit-chamfered with scroll stops. The hall fireplace was
apparently rebuilt at the same time that the hall was floored since its oak lintel
is finished the same as the beam there. One of the 3 bays of the original parlour
is taken up by the C19 passage and a crossbeam is exposed there. The other, in the
parlour, is plastered over and the fireplace is blocked by a C19 grate. On the
lower side of the original passage the headbeam of what looks like a plank-and-
muntin screen shows. The kitchen has a very large stone rubble fireplace with a
soffit-chamfered and step-stopped oak lintel. The curing chamber alongside has been
converted to a cupboard. The roof is carried on a series of side-pegged jointed
cruck trusses and although the roofspace is inaccessible the farmer believes the
hall section at least contains timbers smoke-blackened from the C16 open hearth
fire.
This is an interesting and well-preserved farmhouse.


Listing NGR: ST0392515755

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