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Latitude: 50.791 / 50°47'27"N
Longitude: -3.9407 / 3°56'26"W
OS Eastings: 263310
OS Northings: 100839
OS Grid: SS633008
Mapcode National: GBR KW.ZKHY
Mapcode Global: FRA 27M0.4L5
Plus Code: 9C2RQ3R5+9P
Entry Name: South Town
Listing Date: 8 October 1987
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1326452
English Heritage Legacy ID: 93066
Location: Sampford Courtenay, West Devon, Devon, EX20
District: West Devon
Civil Parish: Sampford Courtenay
Traditional County: Devon
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon
Church of England Parish: Sampford Courtenay St Andrew
Church of England Diocese: Exeter
SAMPFORD SOURTENAY SAMPFORD COURTENAY
SS 60 SW
11/183 South Town
House, originally farmhouse. Mid C17. Rendered cob and rubble walls. Gable ended
thatch roof. 2 brick gable end stacks.
Plan: unusual variation of 3-room and through passage plan with 2 principal heated
rooms at either end and small unheated dairy at the centre with a short passage
behind it. To the rear of the passage is a newel stair in a projection. Apart from
a lengthening and rebuilding of the lower gable end wall and the removal of the
partition between the left-end room and the dairy the plan remains very unaltered.
Exterior: 2 storeys. Asymmetrical 4-window front of C19 small-paned 2, 3 and 4-
light casements. C20 plank and part-glazed door to right of centre. All ground
floor openings are original and have chamfered and stopped wooden lintels. At rear
is rectangular stair projection to right of centre with original 3-light wooden
mullion window. C20 wing to its right.
Interior: screens passage with moulded edges to muntins, lower side screen is
moulded on both sides higher side of screen chamfered on reverse. A similar screen
to the lower one divides the small central room from the passage to its rear. The
rignt-hand room has a chamfered cross beam with hollow step stops. The left-hand
room has a fireplace with ovolo-moulded wooden lintel and rough granite jambs. It
has chamfered ceiling beams and above the line of the former partition to the dairy
the beam has mortices for a screen. The doorway to the stairs has an ovolo-moulded
wooden frame and there is a similar doorframe at the head of the stairs.
Roof: 2 original trusses survive consisting of face-pegged jointed crucks with
large projecting octagonal-ended pegs. They are simply crossed at the apex with
trenched purlins and dovetail-lapped collars. One is probably a closed truss and
has a framed partition below it on the first floor.
This is a very complete example of a mid C17 house with an interesting plan form and
high quality features.
Listing NGR: SS6331000839
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