6 Sep 1999
Smokey, Langford Lane, Staplegrove, Taunton Deane, Somerset, TA2 6PA
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This information is taken from the statutory List as it was in 2001 and may not be up to date.


5/240 Smokey


House. Probably late medieval, ceiled late C16, South end rebuilt, altered mid C20. Rendered over cob, pantiled roof, half hipped on cross wings; brick stacks centre of cross wing and C20 stack right gable end. T-plan, internal evolution not clear, possibly open hall lying North-South with 2 storey service wing attached East West, open tall subsequently ceiled with central stack and winder stair to right. North front: 2 and one and a half storeys, assorted C20 fenestrations gable end left and on return, one dormer in wing right, ground floor gable end lit, and on return, entrance in wing with 2 windows to right, C20 medieval-style door, similar on right return gable end. interior: cross passage with stud partition right, one room at lower end, 2 prior to C20 alterations, base posts of cruel trusses visible, lateral chamfered beam with scroll stops, corbelled chamfered lintel to West gable end fireplaca, stairs previously to right where now doorway; Northern end of crosswing, framed 4-panel compartment ceiling, chamfered lintel to fireplace, remains of winder stair in situ to right, depressed 4 centred arch doorways here above on first floor, chamfered lintel to bedroom fireplace above, 4 pairs of jointed cruck trusses, similar trusses in service wing, both roofs with deviant trusses. Apex of roof not sighted so not clear as to when smoke blackered. An unusual plan far Somerset and a very interesting house. (VAG Report, unpublished SRO, Sept 1972; illustrated in Edmunds, Your Country Cottage, 1970).

Listing NGR: ST2108527561


This is part of the Series: IOE01/0731 IOE Records taken by David Ford; within the Collection: IOE01 Images Of England


© Mr David Ford. Source: Historic England Archive

This photograph was taken for the Images of England project

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Photographer: Ford, David

Rights Holder: Ford, David


Cob, Pantile, Render, Timber, Medieval Cross Passage House, Tudor Monument (By Form), Elizabethan House, Domestic, Dwelling, Cross Wing House, Hall House, Cruck House, Timber Framed House, Timber Framed Building, Open Hall House, Service Wing