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Higher Eastington

A Grade II Listed Building in Lapford, Devon

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Coordinates

Latitude: 50.8673 / 50°52'2"N

Longitude: -3.7834 / 3°47'0"W

OS Eastings: 274596

OS Northings: 109047

OS Grid: SS745090

Mapcode National: GBR L3.TPBD

Mapcode Global: FRA 26YT.5TX

Entry Name: Higher Eastington

Listing Date: 4 November 1985

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1250037

English Heritage Legacy ID: 432269

Location: Lapford, Mid Devon, Devon, EX17

County: Devon

District: Mid Devon

Civil Parish: Lapford

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

Church of England Parish: Lapford

Church of England Diocese: Exeter

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Listing Text

LAPFORD EASTINGTON
SS 70 NW
4/74
- Higher Eastington
- II

House, formerly a small farmhouse. Probably early C16 with major later C16 and C17
improvements, modernised circa 1980. Plastered cob on rubble footings; rubble
stacks topped with C20 brick; slate roof (formerly thatch). Modernised 3-room-and-
through-passage plan house facing south-east with inner room on right (north-
eastern) end. Large axial hall stack backing onto passage and apparently C19 end
stack to inner room. Now 2 storeys. Regular 4-window front of circa 1980 casements
with glazing bars and C20 front door to passage left of centre. Roof hipped each
end.
Good interior. The oldest apparent feature is the smoke-blackened roof structure
over hall and inner room (replaced at service end), indicating that early C16 house
was divided by low partitions and heated by an open hearth fire. Single side-pegged
jointed cruck truss over hall has butt purlins with chamfered and cut diagonal
stopped edges and threaded ridge. Rubble partition between hall and inner room is
probably mid-late C16 and contains a pair of oak doorways at rear end; a round-
headed doorway with chamfered surround and narrow flat-arch headed stair door with
door rebate on hall side. Contemporary stairs to inner room chamber do not survive
but chamber jetties into hall and the rounded ends of the inner room joists project
into hall. Hall has massive late C16-early C17 rubble stack with its oak lintel
soffit-chamfered with step stops. Half beam across chimney breast carrying hall
floor is chamfered with step stops, probably early C17. It is inscribed with
initials of Robert Newcombe with date 1701. Passage screens have been removed and
unheated lower end has been much rebuilt and first floor structure renewed in C20.


Listing NGR: SS7459609047

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