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Latitude: 50.9993 / 50°59'57"N
Longitude: -3.4952 / 3°29'42"W
OS Eastings: 295179
OS Northings: 123277
OS Grid: SS951232
Mapcode National: GBR LH.KBCS
Mapcode Global: FRA 36KG.Q5D
Entry Name: Higher Lodfin
Listing Date: 7 December 1987
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1325645
English Heritage Legacy ID: 96658
Location: Bampton, Mid Devon, Devon, EX16
District: Mid Devon
Civil Parish: Bampton
Traditional County: Devon
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon
Church of England Parish: Bampton St Michael and All Angels
Church of England Diocese: Exeter
SS 92 SE BAMPTON
6/14 Higher Lodfin
Former farmhouse. Circa early C17 with C20 alterations to the front elevation.
Stone rubble, left end wall cob ; asbestos slate roof (formerly thatched) gabled at
ends ; right end stack and axial stack with stone shafts.
Plan: An unusual C17 plan form for the region : single depth, 3 rooms wide with a
lobby entrance against the hall stack rather than the more common 3 room and through
or cross passage arrangement. The lower end, to the right, is divided into 2 and may
originally have been an unheated service end with the stack possibly added in the C18
; unheated inner room. Newel stair in turret to rear of hall. C20 fenestration and
small single-storey lean-to adjoining front of inner room.
Exterior: 2 storeys. Asymmetrical 4 window front with 1,2 and 3-light C20 casements
with glazing bars ; C20 front door to lobby entrance right of centre ; modern
entrance into inner room through C20 lean-to ; additional C20 doorway on right return
into lower end.
Interior: Good survival of circa early C17 carpentry and joinery including 4 plank
and muntin screens : short screens to the lobby entrance, the hall screen with
chamfered muntins and a crank-headed doorframe ; the lower end screen plainer and
plastered over on the lower end side. Fine plank and muntin screen between inner
room and hall with a crank headed doorframe to the inner room, the muntins on the
hall side chamfered and stopped at hall bench level. In the lower end room a section
of axial plank and muntin screen divides the room into 2. Cross beams in the lower
end and hall are deeply-chamfered with step scroll stops; plainer inner room cross
beam with exposed joists. Both chimneypieces are probably C20, Dutch tiles to the
lower end fireplace.
Roofspace not inspected at time of survey 1986 but recorded as probably C18 by
Hulland with possible jointed cruck remains partly obscured on the first floor,
Hulland suggests an affinity between Higher Lodfin and Chilterne in Morebath (similar
Higher Lodfin was one dwelling to circa 1815 and was sub-divided into 2 farm cottages
in the C19 before reverting to a single dwelling in circa 1950. (Hulland).
Hulland, Charles, "Higher Lodfin, Bampton", survey record dated 1977 deposited in
West Country Studies Library.
Listing NGR: SS9517923277
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