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South Town

A Grade II* Listed Building in Sampford Courtenay, Devon

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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

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1326452

English Heritage Legacy ID: 93066

Location: Sampford Courtenay, West Devon, Devon, EX20

County: Devon

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

Tagged with: Architectural structure Thatched cottage

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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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