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Latitude: 50.8391 / 50°50'20"N
Longitude: -3.1776 / 3°10'39"W
OS Eastings: 317174
OS Northings: 105060
OS Grid: ST171050
Mapcode National: GBR LY.WDSH
Mapcode Global: FRA 467W.7W3
Entry Name: Barn Farmhouse Including Former Outbuilding Adjoining to West
Listing Date: 14 September 1979
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1333671
English Heritage Legacy ID: 86594
Location: Luppitt, East Devon, Devon, EX14
District: East Devon
Civil Parish: Luppitt
Traditional County: Devon
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon
Church of England Parish: Luppitt St Mary
Church of England Diocese: Exeter
ST 10 NE
6/39 Barn Farmhouse including former
outbuilding adjoining to west
Farmhouse. Late C15 - early C16 with major later C16 and C17 improvements,
thoroughly and carefully renovated circa 1980. Local stone and flint rubble, the
front of the house is plastered and incised as ashlar; stone rubble stacks with
stone rubble chimneyshafts; thatch roof.
Plan and development: L-plan building. The main block containing the house faces
south-south-east, say south. The house has a 3-room-and-through-passage plan. At
the right end (west) end there is an unheated inner room, probably a dairy or
buttery formerly. Next to it is the hall with a stack backing onto the passage.
The other side of the passage is the service former kitchen with a gable-end stack
and smoking chamber projecting forward. Adjoining to right is the present kitchen
in a converted wellhouse. At the left end is a 2-room plan crosswing also converted
from outbuildings. It projects forward. The rear room is a 1-room plan cottage
with an axial stack and the front room is a garage.
The original house was mostly open to the roof, divided by low partitions and heated
by an open hearth fire. Since the roof over the inner room (dairy/buttery) is a C20
replacement it is not clear whether this end was open to the roof or 2 storeys from
the beginning. The hall fireplace was inserted in the mid or late C16 and the
passage and service end was probably floored over at the same time although the
kitchen was thoroughly refurbished in the early or mid C17. The hall was probably
floored over about the same time. The outbuildings were thoroughly refurbished and
partly rebuilt circa 1980. At this time the former well house was converted to the
present kitchen. House is 2 storeys.
Exterior: the main house has an irregular 5-window front of replacement C20
casements with glazing bars, the largest 3 on the first floor rising a short
distance into the eaves. The passage front doorway is left of centre and contains a
C20 plank door and contemporary tile-roofed hood. The rear wall has similar C20
windows except there is towards the passage end of the hall a C17 small oak stair
window. A rear doorway to the inner room (dairy/buttery) is blocked by a window
but there is still here a Cl7 oak doorframe with an ovolo-moulded surround. The
main house roof is gable-ended. The former outbuildings are lower and contain C20
doors and windows. The roof of the crosswing is hipped at the front.
Good interior: the lower (former kitchen) side of the passage is lined by an oak
plank-and-muntin screen. It may be an original low partition screen. The former
kitchen has a large limestone ashlar fireplace (partly patched with C19 brick) with
a chamfered oak lintel. The oven to right has an original limestone doorway but is
now lined with C19 brick. Alongside to left is a large former walk-in curing
chamber with a ledge around. The hall has a large limestone ashlar fireplace with
an oak lintel with a chamfered surround and bar-pyramid stops. The crossbeam here
has been replaced with another old timber. The partition between hall and inner
room has been removed and there is a roughly chamfered axial beam over the inner
The 2 early first floor large-framed crosswalls contain chamfered doorframes. If
the one in the hall/inner room partition is original then it would be for ladder
access from the open hall. The late C15 - early C16 roof survives over the hall,
passage and kitchen. It is carried on side-pegged jointed cruck trusses and there
is a hip cruck at the kitchen end. These trusses, the common rafter couples and the
remaining original thatch is smoke-blackened from the original open hearth fire.
The former outbuildings contain exclusively C20 carpentry.
Listing NGR: ST1717405060
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