Lower Sessland Farm including cob walls adjoining to north west and south west, Sessland Lane, South Tawton - West Devon

Late medieval thatched farmhouse with later additions, including C17 hall bay and parlour wing. Further C17 addition to north west has been used as a separate cottage, and since 2012 has been vacant and in very poor condition, with severe water penetration and decay of thatch and roof timbers. Temporary protection was erected in 2006 following an Urgent Works Notice. The building has now been returned to single ownership and a scheme of repairs is underway for use as a farm cottage.

Lower Sessland Farm including cob walls adjoining to north west and south west, Sessland Lane, South Tawton - West Devon
© South Hams District Council

Site Details

  • Designated Site Name: LOWER SESSLAND FARMHOUSE INCLUDING COB WALLS ADJOINING TO NORTH WEST AND SOUTH WEST
  • Heritage Category: Listed Building grade II*
  • List Entry Number: 1170877
  • Local Planning Authority: West Devon
  • Site Type: Domestic > Residential building

Location

  • Building Name: Lower Sessland Farm including cob walls adjoining to north west and south west
  • Street Name: Sessland Lane
  • County: Devon
  • District / Borough: West Devon
  • Parish: South Tawton
  • Parliamentary Constituency: Central Devon
  • Region: South West

Assessment Information

  • Assessment Type: Building or structure
  • Condition: Very bad
  • Occupancy / Use: Part occupied/part in use
  • Priority: D - Slow decay; solution agreed but not yet implemented
  • Previous Priority: C
  • Ownership: Private

Contact Details

Annie Evans 0117 975 1308

Next steps

Read more about this historic site on the National Heritage List for England