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Statutory Address:

The building or site itself may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.

Taunton Deane (District Authority)
Langford Budville
National Grid Reference:
ST 10897 23023


LANGFORD BUDVILLE CP ST12SW LANGFORD BUDVILLE VILLAGE 4/44 Langford Court 25.1.56 II* Shown on OS map as Ritherdons. House. Late medieval, ceiled C16, extended west C17, south-east addition with staircase dated 1722, probably when small north-east closet also added, extended further west C19, minor alterations early C20. Render grooved as ashlar on facade, exposed random rubble elsewhere, bitumen covered slate roof, hipped C18 additions,large external stack east gable end, brick stack left of cross passage, C18 brick second bay right and C19 first bay right. Plan complex, smoke blackened roof trusses said to survive in roof space indicating open hall house subsequently ceiled to 3-cell and cross passage with porch, kitchen end to right of cross passage subsequently extended west, closet addition north-east corner and 2-storey wing over cellars added with staircase north-west. One and a half storeys, a number of C18 leaded wooden casements with fine comtemporary catches, mainly at rear, otherwise C20, one gabled dormer left and 3 right of full height gabled porch with 2-light casement, ground flow single storey projection with C18 casement on left return, 2 casements left of porch, one right, ribbed plank door and 2 casements beyond. Segmental headed opening to porch with keystone and voussoirs, ribbed plank inner door. Rear elevation: 5:2 bays and second and third bay left, small glazed opening to former stair rising beside lower end stack, now corridor, original fenestration to projecting C18 wing right, 2 storeys with attic over cellar. Interior partially seen; remains of moulded beam to hall left of through passage with moulded cornice, inner room with C18 stair rising against extension, with small closet opening out in gable end, moulding cut probably when a partition inserted and subsequently removed. This end possibly became the dining room in the C18 and the closet was for serving since the kitchen was some distance away. A beam above stairs leading to cellar has date April 1722 painted on it. C18 panelled parlour, semi-circular headed niches flanking chimney piece with space for overmantel painting since removed. Interesting example of C18 attempt to adopt a traditional farmhouse plan to gracious living. (VA6 Report, unpublished SRO, undated).

Listing NGR: ST1089723023


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'Vernacular Architecture Group Report' in Vernacular Architecture Group Report, ()


This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.

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