- Heritage Category:
- Listed Building
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- Date first listed:
- Statutory Address:
- LAMBROOK FARMHOUSE
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- Statutory Address:
- LAMBROOK FARMHOUSE
The building or site itself may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.
- East Devon (District Authority)
- National Grid Reference:
SY 19 NE
FARWAY Lambrook Farmhouse
II Farmhouse. Early-mid C16 with major late C16 and C17 improvements, renovated circa 1975 at which time a barn adjoining the south-west end was converted to domestic use. Exposed local stone and flint rubble, some of it said to be facing up cob; stone rubble stacks topped with stone rubble and brick; thatch roof. Plan and development: the main house derives from a 3-room-and-through-passage plan house built on basically level ground facing south-east. At the right (north-east) end there is a service end kitchen with a gable-end stack and there is the remains of a curing chamber alongside. The other side of the passage is the hall with its stack backing onto the passage and newel stair turret projecting to rear. There was a small unheated inner room at the upper end of the hall but the partition between it and the hall has been removed. There is a 2-storey well house behind the passage and a service outshot to rear of the kitchen. At the left (south-west) end a former barn was converted to a 2-room plan cottage with a gable-end stack circa 1975. The original house was an open hall house with the inner room floored over at the beginning. The hall was heated by an open hearth fire. The hall fireplace was inserted in the mid-late C16 and the hall was floored over and given the newel stair in the late C16-early C17. The service end was rebuilt as a kitchen at the same time or maybe a little later. The well house is probably C17 (maybe it was a 2- storey porch) but was largely rebuilt in the C19. The outshot appears to be contemporary with the kitchen rebuild but was thoroughly modernised circa 1976. The date that the barn (the present cottage) was added is unknown, probably C19. Main house and cottage is 2 storeys. Exterior: irregular overall 6-window of C20 casements containing rectangular panes of leaded glass except for the 2 first floor right. Of these the left could be as early as the C18 and contains some old green-tinted panes of glass and the right one has flat-faced mullions with internal chamfers (probably late C17-early C18). All the first floor windows rise a short distance into the eaves. The passage front doorway is right of centre and it has a C20 rubble-walled, thatch-roofed porch containing a C20 Tudor arch doorway. The cottage has a C20 doorway with hood at the left end. The main roof is gable-ended. Interior: the right (lower) side of the passage is lined with an oak plank-and- muntin screen which retains the remains of a shoulder-headed arch doorway. Its style is early-mid C16 and it might have been an original low partition screen. The hall fireplace is Beerstone ashlar with an oak lintel, a chamfered surround with pyramid stops and panelled cheeks. The crossbeam has deep chamfers with step stops and the hall/inner room partition is marked by a C20 beam. There is an oak Tudor arch doorway to the newel stair and another similar at the back of the passage. The cottage has a C20 doorway with hood at the left end. The main roof is gable-ended. Interior: the right (lower) side of the passage is lined with an oak plank-and- muntin screen which retains the remains of a shoulder-headed arch doorway. Its style is early-mid C16 and it might have been an original low partition screen. The hall fireplace is Beerstone ashlar with an oak lintel, a chamfered surround with pyramid stops and panelled cheeks. The crossbeam has deep chamfers with step stops and the hall/inner partition is marked by a C20 beam. There is an oak Tudor arch doorway to the newel stair and another similar at the back of the passage. The former kitchen has a chamfered and step-stopped crossbeam. The fireplace here has been somewhat altered but still has its original chamfered oak lintel. The oven is blocked and the cupboard alongside contains the remains of a curing chamber. The fireplace above is late C17-early C18; it has a curving brick pentan (back) and a chamfered and step-stopped oak lintel. There is still the original roof over the hall and former inner room. It is 2 bays and carried on a side-pegged jointed cruck truss. Only the hall section is smoke-blackened from the original open fire but the partition between the 2 rooms is missing in the roofspace. The rest of the roof is later, probably late C17-early C18 rather than late C16-early C17, and is built at a higher level than the original. It is 3 bays and carried on A-frame trusses; one is made up from pieces of a smoke-blackened jointed cruck. The earliest documentary reference to Lambrook is dated 1574. Source: Devon SMR.
Listing NGR: SY1765095302
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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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