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West Devon (District Authority)
Sampford Courtenay
National Grid Reference:
SX 64947 97735


SAMPFORD COURTENAY SS 69 NW 8/135 Halford Manor II

House, may have been built as small manor house. Dated 1615 and there are no features to indicate an earlier date, partly rebuilt in C19. Partly rendered stone rubble walls. Gable ended slate roof over a lower level to the left-hand end. 4 brick stacks - 2 axial and one at each end. Plan: apparently 4-room and through passage plan. To the left of the passage is a small unheated room, probably a service room, with a short passage behind leading to the room to its left, likely to have been the kitchen and heated by a gable end fireplace. Large hall to the right of the passage heated by an axial fireplace at its higher end. Inner room may originally have been unheated. Behind it a circa mid C19 service wing was added. Probably at the same time the higher end of the house, from the passage upwards, had its roof raised and its front wall rebuilt. Exterior: 2 storeys. Asymmetrical 6-window front, the right-hand part is higher and more regular in appearance due to the C19 rebuild. It has sash window of 12 and 16 panes, the ground floor left-hand one is a replacement. Single light window to right of centre on first floor with C20 part-glazed door below. At the left-hand end of this taller part is a C17 single storey gabled porch with roll-moulded granite doorframe, which has a cranked head. It has scroll stops and incised scrolls either side of the head with the date 1615 and initials T.H. at the centre. Square hoodmould above. Contemporary wooden inner doorframe to the house is square headed and richly moulded with a wide studded plank door. The lower part of the house to the left has 2 small-paned 2 and 3-light C19 casements, the first floor rignt-hand one, in half dormer. Small C20 leanto in front of left-hand end. Rear elevation has C19 wing projecting from left. To its right is original hall window - a 6-light wooden mullion chamfered in a mounded surround - on the inside the mullions are moulded. The passage rear doorway has been blocked and to its right is a C20 1 storey flat-roofed addition. Good interior: between the passage and the hall is a plank and muntin screen - with ovolo-moulded muntins on the passage side and more elaborately moulded to the hall. The fireplace at the higher end of the hall has an ovolo-moulded wooden lintel but has been built in somewhat. Leading from the passage to the lower end is a wide double ovolo-moulded doorframe similar to that at the front of the passage. To the lower room and also at the rear of the small intermediate room is a plank and muntin screen with high hollow step stops to the muntins. The lower room has a wide fireplace with wooden lintel which is chamfered with hollow step stops and granite jamb. Roof: no original roof trusses survive, those to the higher part being C19 king- post trusses whereas those to the lower section are of a more traditional A-frame form out unlikely to be pre-mid C18. This was evidently built as a gentry house of considerable quality and is an interesting example of a one-phase early Cl7 house whose plan and features reflect its status.

Listing NGR: SX6494797735


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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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