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Town Buildings Including out Buildings to North-East

A Grade II Listed Building in Lapford, Devon

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Coordinates

Latitude: 50.8625 / 50°51'44"N

Longitude: -3.8035 / 3°48'12"W

OS Eastings: 273171

OS Northings: 108546

OS Grid: SS731085

Mapcode National: GBR L2.TXZT

Mapcode Global: FRA 26XT.J1Q

Entry Name: Town Buildings Including out Buildings to North-East

Listing Date: 4 November 1985

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1250057

English Heritage Legacy ID: 432288

Location: Lapford, Mid Devon, Devon, EX17

County: Devon

District: Mid Devon

Civil Parish: Lapford

Built-Up Area: 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 LAPFORD
SS 70 NW
4/80
- Town farmhouse including
outbuildings to north-east
- II

House, former farmhouse. C16 with major C17 improvements and C19 extensions.
Plastered cob and rubble; rubble stacks one topped with C20 brick; slate and
corrugated asbestos roof (formerly thatch). Main block is a 3-room-and-through-
passage plan house facing south-east with inner room at left (south-west) end. End
stack to inner room and large projecting front lateral stack to hall. Newel turret
projecting to rear of hall. C19 one room addition to left (south-west) end and C19
stable with hayloft on right (north-east) end. 2 storeys. 4-window front to main
house of late C19 and C20 casements. The 2 left first floor windows have gables
over. C19 plank door to passage right of hall stack and C19 4-panel door inserted
to inner room. Hall stack has probably original chimney shaft of enormous girth
(now plastered). Gable-ended roof. Small addition at left end with 1-window front
of late C19 casements, and at right end stable with window and hayloft loading
hatch.
Good interior. Passage/hall partition is a C16 oak plank-and-muntin screen with
chamfered and roll-stopped muntins on either side. Chamber over passage jetties
into lower side of hall and crosswall carried on a soffit-chamfered bressumer with
pyramid stops, late C16 or early C17. Hall beam plastered over and fireplace is
blocked. At upper end of hall is an oak bench against the cob cross wall. It has
an unusual back of small fielded panels with mitred muntins and moulded surrounds.
King posts divide the panelling into 3 bays and rise above the top to carved and
crocketted finials. The spaces between have shaped boards. One of posts is
inscribed with the date 1709. Cream oven alcove in rear wall. Service room has
late C17 chamfered axial beam with straight cut stops and is still furnished as a
C19 dairy. Roof is not accessible although lower parts of a C16 side-pegged jointed
cruck truss show over the hall. Other early features probably survive throughout
the house.


Listing NGR: SS7317108546

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