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West Devon (District Authority)
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SX 48092 82422



7/30 Langstone Manor - (formerly listed as Langstone House) 21.3.67


Manor house, now in use as farmhouse. Late C16 origins, substantially rebuilt extended 1907. Dressed stone, some masonry brought to course, granite and freestone dressings. Roof of small slates with sprocketted eaves, gabled at ends, 1 wing with half-hipped end. 6 brick stacks, square in section, with round-headed recesses and moulded brick cornices. Some decorative slate-hanging in gables. The west front of the house is E-plan, in the Elizabethan style and seems to preserve some original work in situ, although the extent of the rebuilding is difficult to determine. The rear is less archaeological, and consists of 4 irregular picturesque projections, 3 gabled and 1 half-hipped. The masonry of 1 rear projection is probably C16 or C17. 2 storeys. Symmetrical front with front projecting wings at left and right. Central 2 storey porch with string course and gabled sprocketted eaves to roof. Granite doorway has segmental arch with keystone, arch carried on capitals supported on moulded piers. Doorway has square-headed hoodmould and label stops, and may be n reconstruction. First floor of porch has a 3-light mullioned window with leaded panes under a hoodmould with label stops. Ogee-headed chamfered 1-light window in porch gable. Ground floor windows to left and right of porch each a 4-light granite mullioned window with king mullion, hoodmould and label stops, leaded panes. Similar smaller 4-light windows to first floor, without king mullions. The north and south front wings have similar 3 and 2-light mullioned windows, 2 with hoodmoulds raised above the lintels were probably reconstructed in 1907. The north wing has a 1907 Tudor arched doorway under a hoodmould on the south side. The west gable end of the north wing has 4 tall chamfered 1-light windows, 3 similar windows and one 2-light mullioned window to the south wing. Elsewhere the house preserves 1907 fenestration; 1-, 2-, 3- and 4-light timber sashes, mostly with high transoms. Interior 1 small room panelled throughout with bolection moulded panelling, including cupboards on either side of a fireplace. 2 reconstructed Tudor chimney pieces in the hall. Plaster ceilings with strapwork decoration of 1907. Some good C18 and C19 doors. Langstone Manor was owned by Tavistock Abbey before the Reformation. The house is said to have been damaged by fire at the end of the C19.

Listing NGR: SX4809282422


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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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