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Luckworthy Farmhouse and Adjoining Outbuilding to South and Barn to West

A Grade II Listed Building in Molland, Devon

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.0497 / 51°2'58"N

Longitude: -3.6958 / 3°41'44"W

OS Eastings: 281231

OS Northings: 129186

OS Grid: SS812291

Mapcode National: GBR L7.G1KB

Mapcode Global: FRA 364B.XNT

Plus Code: 9C3R28X3+VM

Entry Name: Luckworthy Farmhouse and Adjoining Outbuilding to South and Barn to West

Listing Date: 24 November 1988

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1213790

English Heritage Legacy ID: 398417

Location: Molland, North Devon, Devon, EX36

County: Devon

Civil Parish: Molland

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

Church of England Parish: Molland St Mary

Church of England Diocese: Exeter

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Description

MOLLAND STONEMOOR LANE
SS 82 NW
15/96 Luckworthy Farmhouse and adjoining
- outbuilding to south and barn to
west
II
Farmhouse and adjoining barn and outbuildings. Circa 1500 altered in the early to
mid - C17, barn probably added in the C18. House refenestrated and right-hand end
probably partly rebuilt in the late C19. Outbuildings probably added at the same
time. Roof altered in the mid-to late C20. Cob on coursed stone rubble plinth, with
right-hand gable end rendered to front. Gable-ended corrugated-asbestos roof (higher
to left), formerly thatched. Barn roof hipped to left. Stone rubble outbuildings
with some brick dressings and gable-ended scantle-slate roof. Rendered stacks.
Plan and development: 3-room and through-or-cross-passage plan facing south-east;
falling to right. Late-Medieval open hall house consisting of hall with unheated
inner room to left and cross passage and service room (now kitchen) to right;
formerly open to the roof from end to end, probably with low dividing partitions.
C17 remodelling included insertion of the first floor and rebuilding of the dividing
walls in stone, insertion of a stack in the hall backing onto the cross passage, and
insertion of an end stack in the service end. Staircase inserted in rear of hall and
in the front left-hand corner of the kitchen. It is possible that initially only the
service end and inner room end were floored and the stack inserted in the hall which
was left open to the roof (see very high lintel to hall fireplace), and only floored
later in the C17. It is possible that a separate first-floor ceiling was constructed
over the inner room end at the same time (see rough-hewn post in dividing wall-
visible in bedroom). Eaves raised over hall and inner-rom end, probably when hall
was floored. At same time possibly in the C17 or later, the kitchen has been divided
to create a dairy at the rear, and a small room was made at the rear of the cross
passage, probably at the same time. The inner room has also been divided, probably
in the C18. 3-bay barn added to the left-hand end of the house, probably in the
C18, and low outbuildings added at right angles to the front of the kitchen and
right-hand end in the late C19. 2-storey house.
Exterior: Asymmetrical 4-window front; mainly late C19 small-paned 2- and 3-light
(hall window) wooden casements. C20 half-glazed cross-passage door off-centre to
right. C20 half-glazed kitchen door to left of kitchen window. Probably C19 raking
buttresses flanking hall window. Right-hand gable end with projecting semi-circular
bread oven and lean-to addition with segmental-headed boarded stable-type door. Barn
has pair of large boarded doors (right-hand one 2 leaf) to front with wooden lintel
and opposed boarded door to rear with wooden lintel. Right-hand side of outbuilding
in front of kitchen has slatted boarded window and front has boarded door with
segmental brick-arched head.
Interior: Hall has C17 deep-chamfered spine beam with scroll stops and rendered front
half beam C17 fireplace backing onto passage with high chamfered wooden lintel, left-
hand end supported on rounded wooden corbel with chamfered edges. Fireplace with
probably C19 surround and blocked in C20. Cupboard in left-hand wall of hall and
window seat to front window. Kitchen has large blocked fireplace with late C19
surround. Old boarded doors throughout. Nail-studded door at rear of passage, door
to stairs at rear of hall with H-L hinges, and 2 boarded doors to inner room
(latterly divided), the right hand one nail studded with old strap hinges. Old oak
floorboards to first-floor rooms. Doorway between central and left-hand bedrooms
with remains of C17 ovolo-moulded frame. Dairy window with bars and internal
shutters. Remains of late-Medieval smoke-blackened from consisting of 2 side-pegged
jointed cruck trusses, one to lower side of passage and one over the hall. Each
truss with cambered collar, mortice and tenoned apex, V-shaped notch for former
diagonally-set ridge-piece and trenches for two sets of former purlins. Truss at
lower end has had collar removed. Section of Medieval roof over hall retains lower
purlins and lower parts of rafters all smoke-blackened. Elbow hip cruck at upper
(left-hand) end with V-shaped notch to take former ridge-piece. Truncated remains of
lightly smoke-blackened rough-hewn post projecting from wall dividing hall and inner-
room section of house, possibly inserted as part of former separate ceiling over
bedroom above inner room, before the hall was floored. Late C20 roof structure above
old roof. Three-bay barn roof has C20 trusses with principal rafters and collars.

Listing NGR: SS8123129186

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