Hilltown Farmhouse

1 Nov 2004
Hilltown Farmhouse, East Hilltown, Lamerton, West Devon, Devon, PL19 8RJ
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This information is taken from the statutory List as it was in 2001 and may not be up to date.

LAMERTON EAST HILLTOWN, Lamerton SX 47 NW 3/42 Hilltown Farmhouse - II

Farmhouse. Early C17 with later C17 addition to right, C19 additions to left and C20 alterations. Mixed slatestone rubble, slate roofs with bridge ridge and gable stacks, ridge stack at former gable end, front lateral stack to left of C19, C19 building rendered and lined out and with asbestos slate roof.

Original plan uncertain and interior not accessible fully; appears to be 2-room plan with porch and stair tower to front; upper room (to right of porch) has fireplace from ridge stack, which may have backed right on to original passage, lay out now altered; stair tower to front of this room. Lower end to left extended mid C19 and rear single storey early C19 wash-house/brewhouse, heated. Mid C19 addition to left extends as wing to rear forming overall L-plan.

2 storeys, to left of porch a ground floor metal-framed multi-pane casement, wall set back above, possibly originally single storey, first floor 6-pane sash; porch has pitched roof and panelled inner door in moulded frame, stair tower with pitched roof to right, single pane upper light with slate cill and dripmould, splayed wall to right; later addition to right, single storey with raised corrugated roof, has two 2- pane lights at ground floor, 2-light 6-pane casement above. Left return has ground floor plate glass sash, 4-pane sash at ground and first floor left, narrow plate glass sash ground and first floor right, all with segmental brick heads, not rendered. Rear has blank gable end of rear wing to right; main range has ground floor left 3-light granite casement with hollow-moulded mullions, 3-pane lights in recessed surround, two 2-light casements of 6 panes with timber lintels at first floor; single-storey wash-house/brewhouse of early C19 has stable door to side, 2- light 2-pane casement with cambered brick head to each side of rear stack, small single light to right side; ground floor right similar 3-light granite casement with iron stanchions, 6-pane sash under eaves with granite cill; 2-storey block in angle to rear wing has small 4-pane light at ground floor and 6-pane sash under eaves; barn attached at end left has door and 2-pane light with granite lintel.

Interior stair tower has newel stair, newel a large circular timber, porch integral with stair tower, room to right has granite fireplace with flat chamfered lintel, large jamb to right and cloam oven. Rest of building not accessible.

(Sources: Alcock, Dr N. : Unpublished notes 1985).

Listing NGR: SX4523176806


This is part of the Series: IOE01/1707 IOE Records taken by David J Rippon; within the Collection: IOE01 Images Of England


© Mr David J. Rippon. Source: Historic England Archive

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Photographer: Rippon, David J.

Rights Holder: Rippon, David J.


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