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Latitude: 50.9253 / 50°55'31"N
Longitude: -4.1577 / 4°9'27"W
OS Eastings: 248453
OS Northings: 116201
OS Grid: SS484162
Mapcode National: GBR KL.Q4JH
Mapcode Global: FRA 265N.J23
Entry Name: Smytham
Listing Date: 16 February 1989
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1326621
English Heritage Legacy ID: 91736
Location: Little Torrington, Torridge, Devon, EX38
Civil Parish: Little Torrington
Traditional County: Devon
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon
Church of England Parish: Little Torrington St Giles
Church of England Diocese: Exeter
SS 41 NE
House. Mid C19 remodelling of C17 house with later C19 additions. Plastered stone
walls. Gable ended slate roof. Several brick stacks to the different ranges.
Plan: Complex irregular plan which has developed piece-meal rather than having been
designed as a coherant whole. The house is entered at the side through a passage
which has a room to its left and leads to a stairhall. To the rear of these is a
wing incorporating the only recognizable remains of the C17 house including a
fireplace. The right-hand part of the house comprises extensive service ranges some
of which are later C19 additions.
Exterior: 2 storeys. Asymmetrical 5 window garden front with 2 projecting gables,
the larger one to left of centre and the other to the right. Each of these has a 3-
light original wooden mullion window on the first floor and contemporary 3 and 4-
light mullion transom windows below-all with hoodmoulds. On the left-hand gable is a
C20 inserted light to either side of the ground floor window. The recessed section
between them has a tall 3-light original mullion transom window which has been
connected to a doorway. Above are 2 C19 2-light casements. Beyond the left-hand
gable are 2 2-light C19 casements on the first floor and a C20 glazed door below to
the left with hoodmould above. Small wooden bellcote on gable end of this wing.
Right-hand entrance elevation has C19 panelled door to right in arched doorway with
hoodmould over and C19 mullion and transomed 2 and 3-light windows. Blocked window
opening on each floor to left. The rear elevations are very irregular with various
projecting gables and small wings.
Interior: Mid C19 open string stairs with square newel and chamfered balusters.
Decorative ceiling band to room at left of entrance. Rear wing has C17 open
fireplace with chamfered and step-stopped wooden lintel.
Listing NGR: SS4845316201
This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.
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