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Latitude: 50.8666 / 50°51'59"N
Longitude: -3.0173 / 3°1'2"W
OS Eastings: 328506
OS Northings: 107950
OS Grid: ST285079
Mapcode National: GBR M4.TRDT
Mapcode Global: FRA 46KT.4BV
Entry Name: Lancin Farmhouse
Listing Date: 30 November 1987
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1277516
English Heritage Legacy ID: 431373
Location: Wambrook, South Somerset, Somerset, TA20
District: South Somerset
Civil Parish: Wambrook
Traditional County: Dorset
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Somerset
Church of England Parish: Wambrook
Church of England Diocese: Bath and Wells
This list entry was subject to a Minor Amendment on 05/10/2012
ST 20 NE
Farmhouse. Late medieval with later alterations. Built of chert with
some cob and wheat reed thatch roof under corrugated iron; ridge and
end stacks finished in C19 brick.
PLAN: 3-unit plan with through-passage to left of central hall, lean-
tos on both gables and stair turret to rear (S). Typical "Devon
House" sequence of development from open hall house outlined below.
2 storeys; 5-window range. Timber lintels over C19/C20 casements,
except earlier C19 glazing bar casements to first floor. C19 brick
cheeks flank main doorway which has C17 studded door with strap hinges
set in heavy pegged and chamfered frame with peaked head. Door to
rear (S) of through-passage has pegged and chamfered frame with curved
and shouldered jambs. Interior noted as being exceptionally complete,
exhibiting the typical "Devon sequence" of development. Late medieval
3-unit through-passage plan with central open hall originally divided
by low partitions from service end to left and through-passage and
solar end on right, originally with upper chamber jettied out over
hall. Heavily smoke-blackened roof includes, from left, a side-pegged
jointed cruck with cambered collar, trenched purlins and notched apex,
true cruck concealed by inserted hall stack, then closed cruck with
windbracing and wattling set on rafters, and finally a late C16/early
C17 collar truss. Chamfered plank and muntin partitions to upper and
lower ends survive, with chamfered arched surrounds to doorways. The
plan and interior was remodelled from the mid C16 to the early C17,
firstly by the insertion of the hall stack (backing onto through
passage), and first-floor, the turret stairs, and the outer room smoke
bay. Hall fireplace has chamfered jambs and bressummer, salt hole
moulded mantleshelf, 1864 fireback and initials AL with criss-cross
lines to block on rear; doorway from through passage to hall, to rear
of stack has chamfered arched surround with shouldered head; deeply-
chamfered hall beams with pyramid stops; beam adjacent to stack in
outer room, with convex chamfer with step and run-out stop to one
side, indicates association with probable former smoke bay and
conversion into kitchen. Late C16/early C17 phase included insertion
of upper floor in outer room (kitchen), raising of walls and roof over
high end and the raising of the upper room floor with new beams.
Insertion of kitchen fireplace and ovens in late C17. Deeply-
chamfered beams with step and run-out stops, chamfered plank and
muntin first-floor partition with chamfered arched surrounds to
doorways; fireplaces blocked but chamfered bressummers and arched
surrounds visible, kitchen fireplace with late C17 ovens. Interior
also includes C16/C17 plank and studded doors with strap hinges.
(Victoria County History, Vol IV (1974), p.223; report by Somerset
and South Avon Vernacular Building Research Group, 1991).
Listing NGR: ST2850607950
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