SPARKS

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
II
List Entry Number:
1104964
Date first listed:
16-Feb-1989
Statutory Address:
SPARKS

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Location

Statutory Address:
SPARKS

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

County:
Devon
District:
Torridge (District Authority)
Parish:
Yarnscombe
National Grid Reference:
SS 56046 23525

Details

YARNSCOMBE YARNSCOMBE SS 52 SE 13/282 Sparks

GV II

House. Late medieval origins, remodelled in the circa early C17, right end rebuilt and extended in the circa early C19. Stone rubble, the main range rendered; slate roof, gabled at left end, hipped at right end, gabled at end of wing; front lateral stack with a tall, tapering, stone rubble shaft, end stack to cross wing. Plan The main range is the higher end of a late medieval open hall house which had an inner room to the left and a 2 bay hall to the right, the hall heated from an open hearth fire. The roof timbers show evidence of smoke-blackening over the hall but not over the inner room which may have been 2 storeys. The lower end and presumably the original cross or through passage entrance of the medieval house, to the right, have been rebuilt as a circa early C19 cross wing. The hall was floored, with a front lateral stack added in the circa early C17 and a single-storey hall bay, adjacent to the stack, was probably added at the same time. The inner room has been repartitioned to provide a stair adjacent to the hall/inner room division and the house is now entered to left of centre into the inner room. Exterior: Sited end on to the road, the crosswing fronting the road. 2 storeys. Asymmetrical 3 window front with a C20 front door to left of centre into the former inner room. The hall bay to the right of the lateral stack, has a sloping roof. Mixture of C19 and C20 timber casements, some with small panes. The right return of the cross- wing, fronting the road, has 2 ground floor and 1 first floor windows probably late C19 including a timber sash. Interior: C17 carpentry includes moulded stopped cross beams to the hall, the stops elaborated with fern motif carving. The mouldings on the beams do not extend into the hall bay. Open fireplace with stone rubble jambs and an ovolo-moulded lintel. The fireplace has a hearth window, possibly converted from a bread oven. The framed partition between the hall and inner room does not correspond to main roof truss. Tile inner room has amouided half-beam, perhaps re-used. The C19 crosswing has a C20 ceiling. Roof: One late medieval roof truss survives intact, with principals with curved feet. This truss is blackened on the hall side and retains sooted rafters, threaded purlins and had a diagonally-set ridge. A new roof has been added over the top. A traditional house of medieval origins sited in Yarnscombe village.

Listing NGR: SS5604623525

Legacy

The contents of this record have been generated from a legacy data system.

Legacy System number:
91898
Legacy System:
LBS

Legal

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

End of official listing

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Date: 28 Jun 2000
Reference: IOE01/00889/19
Rights: Copyright IoE Dr Barbara Hilton. Source Historic England Archive
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