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South Hams (District Authority)
National Grid Reference:
SX 82581 47418


SLAPTON SX84NW Hansel including front garden area wall 5/70 26.1.67


House, formerly a farmhouse. Circa early to mid C17 remodelling of an earlier house, extended in C20. Dressed slate rubble, painted at rear. Slate roof with gabled ends. Stone rubble axial and gable end stacks with weathered set-offs and tapered tops. Plan and development A 2-room and through passage plan, the lower end to the left heated from a gable end stack, the hall to the right has an axial stack backing onto the passage and the chamber above it is heated from a gable end stack. At the front of the hall a wide projecting bay with an integral stair turret to its left. There is a truss buried in the back of the hall's axial stack and since it appears that the stack has been built up underneath the truss and because its fireplace lintel and the hall ceiling beams are coeval there is a strong possibility that the hall was open to the roof originally and the floor and stack inserted at the same time. The front wall of the hall with its integral stair turret would also have been built forward as part of this remodelling. Some improvements were made in 1833 according to a date stone on the lower end chimney stack. The C20 a wing was built onto the front of the lower left end linking the house with the outbuilding to the north (q.v.) and a 1-storey wing was added to the rear of high end. Exterior: 2 storey. Asymmetrical north front with large gabled to right, integral stair turret at centre and doorway to left with elliptically arched wooden frame with an old plank and studded door with scratch moulding and covermould; later porch canopy in the recess between the stair-turret and the C20 wing which projects to the left. To right on ground floor an early C19 tripatite (4:12:4 panes) sash with C19 3-light casement above in gable with glazing bars. At centre a C19 2-light casement with glazing bars lighting the stair turret. Asymmetrical 4-window rear elevation mostly C19 2-light casements with glazing bars, C19 glazed and panelled door at centre and C10 bay window to right with French casements. Projecting on left C20 single storey wing. The lower (east) gable end has slate plaque on stack inscribed "Rebuilt 1833 by Tucker" (refers to rebuilding of chimney) and small circa C19 outshut. The high (west) gable end had rebate for plaque on chimney and doorway at higher ground level to first floor room with C20 plank door and small slate hood. Including front garden area wall; probably late C18 or C19, local slate rubble with slate capping rounded pier at right-hand corner and square gate- pier on left; flight of steps inside wall as mounting block as loading platform on wall. The wall encloses a small rectangular garden. Interior: In the through passage the back of the stack and the lower side partition have slate chamfered cornices. The hall has a chamfered cross- beam and half-beam of high end with bar stops, the cross-beam stops at the stair turret and does not extend into hall bay. The hall fireplace has a chamfered wooden lintel with bar stops and brick-lined end will of the hall with a chamfered timber lintel with run-out stops. Doorway in hall at bottom of newel stair has segmental chamferd wooden lintel and the relatively wide stairs are wooden. The lower end room fireplace has round back and new lintel; and to the right a china-cupboard with shaped shelves. On the first floor the hall chamber fireplace has a chamfered timber lintel with straight-cut stops on a shaped wooden carbel at right-hand end. To the right of fireplace the foot of a large raised cruck with a truncated threaded purlin. Lower end chamber has small fireplace with round-arch slate-on-edge lintel. Roof: Truss buried in lower side of hall stack has mortice and tenoned collar and threaded purlins which continue over the passage bay; the apex of truss is missing and it appears not to be smoke-blackened. The truss over centre of hall and that against high end wall have cambered collars with dovetail lap joints; the collar of the high end truss is missing; 2 tiers of threaded purlins and a trenched ridgepiece. Similar roof structure over front bay of hall but with light scantling halved collars. The roof over the lower end has been replaced.

Listing NGR: SX8258147418


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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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Date: 26 Sep 2007
Reference: IOE01/15539/16
Rights: Copyright IoE Mr Christopher Fransella. Source Historic England Archive
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