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Langley Farmhouse

A Grade II Listed Building in Romansleigh, Devon

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Latitude: 50.9587 / 50°57'31"N

Longitude: -3.7965 / 3°47'47"W

OS Eastings: 273925

OS Northings: 119232

OS Grid: SS739192

Mapcode National: GBR L3.MS20

Mapcode Global: FRA 26YK.SX2

Plus Code: 9C2RX653+FC

Entry Name: Langley Farmhouse

Listing Date: 20 February 1967

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1325478

English Heritage Legacy ID: 97450

Location: Romansleigh, North Devon, Devon, EX36

County: Devon

District: North Devon

Civil Parish: Romansleigh

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

Church of England Parish: Romansleigh St Rumon

Church of England Diocese: Exeter

Tagged with: Farmhouse Thatched farmhouse

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SS 71 NW
3/45 Langley Farmhouse
- II
Farmhouse. Late C16 or early C17, reroofed probably in the early C18. Probably a
rubble and cob core, thatched roof with gable ends, lean-to at rear with slate roof,
C20 lean-to with a flat bitumenised roof, 3 chimneystacks, hall with stack with a
tall rendered shaft and exposed front lateral chimneybreast, a gable end stack of
the C19 in brick to the right, further brick ridge stack to the left.
Plan and development:3 room and through passage plan, lower room to left of through-
passage with an axial stack backing onto the passage heating it. To the right of
the through-passage the hall heated by a front lateral stack with exposed breast,
large heated inner room to extreme right with a gable-end stack. There are 2 C20
staircase, both inserted, one rises out of the hall, the other out of the kitchen,
the position of the C17 staircase is in clear. Upstairs the house is divided into 2
halves parted by the kitchen chimneystack. Along the rear of the house along the
ground floor are a range of C19 lean-tos which probably once housed a dairy, buttery
etc. These are now converted to a bathroom, utility room etc.
Exterior: 2 storeys, 4:1 windows, C20 2- and 3-light casements with small panes and
glazing bars. Door opening to the through-passage to the left, C20 reproduction
door, small gabled porch in conforming style. Rear elevation with the lean-to with
small C19 casements. C20 flat-roofed addition to left, single storey.
Interior: retains most of its early joinery. Through-passage with flanking solid
paritions, the doorway through into the kitchen with a heavy chamfered simple wooden
frame. Kitchen fireplace with a chamfered bressumer with a run-out stop, 2 axial
ceiling beams with chamfers and run-out stops which are partially buried. The solid
partitions flanking the through-passage with chamfered and run-out stopped head
beams. The doorway from the through-passage to the hall with a hollow-and-ogee
surround with a square head; the hall with 2 axial chamfered ceiling beads, the
stops buried; the hall fireplace with chamfered bressumer with run-out stops; the
upper end of the hall with a fitted settle on 2 walls, at its rear a semi-circular
head cream scalder. The heated inner room with fireplace with simple unchamfered
wood bressumer. On the first floor the C19 arrangement of small rooms and long rear
corridor remains.
Roof: 5 bay early C18 roof, no evidence of any earlier joinery remaining; principals
with lapped collars and diagonal ridges, 2 rows of thin trenched purlins, thin
lapped collars set high up.

Listing NGR: SS7392519232

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