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List Entry Summary

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


List entry Number: 1277516



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

County: Somerset

District: South Somerset

District Type: District Authority

Parish: Wambrook

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II*

Date first listed: 30-Nov-1987

Date of most recent amendment: Not applicable to this List entry.

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 431373

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ST 20 NE 1593/7/115

WAMBROOK CP Lancin Farmhouse


Farmhouse. Late medieval with later alterations. Built of chert with some cob and wheat reed thatch roof under corrugated iron; ridge and end stacks finished in C19 brick. PLAN: 3-unit plan with through-passage to left of central hall, lean- tos on both gables and stair turret to rear (S). Typical "Devon House" sequence of development from open hall house outlined below. 2 storeys; 5-window range. Timber lintels over C19/C20 casements, except earlier C19 glazing bar casements to first floor. C19 brick cheeks flank main doorway which has Cl7 studded door with strap hinges set in heavy pegged and chamfered frame with peaked head. Door to rear (S) of through-passage has pegged and chamfered frame with curved and shouldered jambs. Interior noted as being exceptionally complete, exhibiting the typical "Devon sequence" of development. Late medieval 3-unit through-passage plan with central open hall originally divided by low partitions from service end to left and through-passage and solar end on right, originally with upper chamber jettied out over hall. Heavily smoke-blackened roof includes, from left, a side-pegged jointed cruck with cambered collar, trenched purlins and notched apex, true cruck concealed by inserted hall stack, then closed cruck with windbracing and wattling set on rafters, and finally a late C16/early C17 collar truss. Chamfered plank and muntin partitions to upper and lower ends survive, with chamfered arched surrounds to doorways. The plan and interior was remodelled from the mid C16 to the early C17, firstly by the insertion of the hall stack (backing onto through passage), and first-floor, the turret stairs, and the outer room smoke bay. Hall fireplace has chamfered jambs and bressummer, salt hole moulded mantleshelf, 1864 fireback and initials AL with criss-cross lines to block on rear; doorway from through passage to hall, to rear of stack has chamfered arched surround with shouldered head; deeply- chamfered hall beams with pyramid stops; beam adjacent to stack in outer room, with convex chamfer with step and run-out stop to one side, indicates association with probable former smoke bay and conversion into kitchen. Late C16/early Cl7 phase included insertion of upper floor in outer room (kitchen), raising of walls and roof over high end and the raising of the upper room floor with new beams. Insertion of kitchen fireplace and ovens in late Cl7. Deeply- chamfered beams with step and run-out stops, chamfered plank and muntin first-floor partition with chamfered arched surrounds to doorways; fireplaces blocked but chamfered bressummers and arched surrounds visible, kitchen fireplace with late Cl7 ovens. Interior also includes C16/C17 plank and studded doors with strap hinges.

(Victoria County History, Vol IV (1974), p.223; report by Somerset and South Avon Vernacular Building Research Group, 1991).

Listing NGR: ST2846407980

Selected Sources

Books and journals
Page, W, The Victoria History of the County of Somerset, (1974)
'Somerset and South Avon Vernacular Building Research Group Report' in Somerset and South Avon Vernacular Building Research Group, (1991)

National Grid Reference: ST 28464 07980


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