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Latitude: 51.0576 / 51°3'27"N
Longitude: -3.8613 / 3°51'40"W
OS Eastings: 269652
OS Northings: 130345
OS Grid: SS696303
Mapcode National: GBR L0.FMM2
Mapcode Global: FRA 26SB.5JF
Entry Name: Great Rapscott Farmhouse
Listing Date: 24 November 1988
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1214378
English Heritage Legacy ID: 399113
Location: North Molton, North Devon, Devon, EX36
District: North Devon
Civil Parish: North Molton
Traditional County: Devon
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon
Church of England Parish: North Molton All Saints
Church of England Diocese: Exeter
NORTH MOLTON RAPSCOTT HILL
SS 63 SE
9/174 Great Rapscott Farmhouse
Farmhouse. Early C18 with mid C19 addition, possibly incorporating an earlier core.
Dressed sandstone with C19 additions in coursed stone rubble. Rendered cob lean-to
outshut at rear. Gable-ended scantle-slate roof. Stone stacks with red-brick tops.
Plan and development: C18 two-room central entrance plan, facing south (site falls
to left). Axial end stacks, external to right. Central entrance hall with dog-leg
staircase in lean-to square projection at rear. One-roomed mid C19 addition (see
straight joint to front) to left with integral end stack. Probably early C18
continuous lean-to outshut at rear, incorporating dairy. That part incorporating
staircase is higher, and certainly early C18. Outshut extended to rear of C19
addition. Two storeys.
Exterior: Asymmetrical 4-bay front (3 bays of C18 house to right); mainly mid-C19
two-light small-paned wooden casements, with wooden lintels to first floor. Ground-
floor mid C19 small-paned wooden cross window to left with dressed-stone slightly-
segmental arched head (possible blocked window on ground floor to far left see
possible straight joints). Two ground-floor late C18 or early C19 boxed 16-pane
glazing bar sashes (each leaf of 4 panes across and 2 up) flanking doorway in C18
right-hand part, with wooden lintels and stone relieving arches with dressed
voussoirs (left-hand sash is a later replacement with horns to the top leaf). Mid-to
late C19 door in centre C18 of right-hand part (between first and second ground-floor
Windows from right) with 9 chamfered panels, the top 4 glazed, the centre panels
raised and fielded and the lower beaded flush. Old wooden frame. Three stone steps
up to door. Lean-to outshut at rear with small end stack at west end. Square
staircase projection higher than rest of lean-to outshut.
Interior: Early C18 (probably post 1700) dog-leg staircase to rear of entrance hall,
with half landing, closed string, turned balusters (symmetrical about central square
block), square newel posts with caps, and toad-backed moulded handrail. Two C18 doors
at rear of entrance hall, each with 4 raised and fielded panels, left-hand door to
staircase and right-hand door to rear room. C18 doors between entrance hall and
right and left-hand rooms, both with 2 raised and fielded panels and moulded
architrave. Left-hand ground floor room has fireplace with wooden lintel. Dairy in
lean-to outshut at rear, with low slate shelves. C18 door on landing, with raised
and fielded panels. First-floor rooms and roofspace not inspected. The farmhouse
forms part of a large farmstead group, also including adjoining farmbuildings (q.v.),
Little Rapscott (q.v.) and Rapscott Cottage (q.v.).
Listing NGR: SS6965230345
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