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Lambrook Farmhouse

A Grade II Listed Building in Farway, Devon

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Coordinates

Latitude: 50.7507 / 50°45'2"N

Longitude: -3.1671 / 3°10'1"W

OS Eastings: 317759

OS Northings: 95210

OS Grid: SY177952

Mapcode National: GBR PB.J2CR

Mapcode Global: FRA 4773.CXY

Entry Name: Lambrook Farmhouse

Listing Date: 8 March 1988

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1104110

English Heritage Legacy ID: 88734

Location: Farway, East Devon, Devon, EX24

County: Devon

District: East Devon

Civil Parish: Farway

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

Church of England Parish: Farway St Michael and All Angels

Church of England Diocese: Exeter

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Listing Text



SY 19 NE FARWAY

3/63 Lambrook Farmhouse
-
- II

Farmhouse. Early-mid C16 with major late C16 and C17 improvements, renovated circa
1975 at which time a barn adjoining the south-west end was converted to domestic
use. Exposed local stone and flint rubble, some of it said to be facing up cob;
stone rubble stacks topped with stone rubble and brick; thatch roof.
Plan and development: the main house derives from a 3-room-and-through-passage plan
house built on basically level ground facing south-east. At the right (north-east)
end there is a service end kitchen with a gable-end stack and there is the remains
of a curing chamber alongside. The other side of the passage is the hall with its
stack backing onto the passage and newel stair turret projecting to rear. There was
a small unheated inner room at the upper end of the hall but the partition between
it and the hall has been removed. There is a 2-storey well house behind the
passage and a service outshot to rear of the kitchen. At the left (south-west) end
a former barn was converted to a 2-room plan cottage with a gable-end stack circa
1975.
The original house was an open hall house with the inner room floored over at the
beginning. The hall was heated by an open hearth fire. The hall fireplace was
inserted in the mid-late C16 and the hall was floored over and given the newel stair
in the late C16-early C17. The service end was rebuilt as a kitchen at the same
time or maybe a little later. The well house is probably C17 (maybe it was a 2-
storey porch) but was largely rebuilt in the C19. The outshot appears to be
contemporary with the kitchen rebuild but was thoroughly modernised circa 1976. The
date that the barn (the present cottage) was added is unknown, probably C19. Main
house and cottage is 2 storeys.
Exterior: irregular overall 6-window of C20 casements containing rectangular panes
of leaded glass except for the 2 first floor right. Of these the left could be as
early as the C18 and contains some old green-tinted panes of glass and the right one
has flat-faced mullions with internal chamfers (probably late C17-early C18). All
the first floor windows rise a short distance into the eaves. The passage front
doorway is right of centre and it has a C20 rubble-walled, thatch-roofed porch
containing a C20 Tudor arch doorway. The cottage has a C20 doorway with hood at the
left end. The main roof is gable-ended.
Interior: the right (lower) side of the passage is lined with an oak plank-and-
muntin screen which retains the remains of a shoulder-headed arch doorway. Its
style is early-mid C16 and it might have been an original low partition screen. The
hall fireplace is Beerstone ashlar with an oak lintel, a chamfered surround with
pyramid stops and panelled cheeks. The crossbeam has deep chamfers with step stops
and the hall/inner room partition is marked by a C20 beam. There is an oak Tudor
arch doorway to the newel stair and another similar at the back of the passage. The
cottage has a C20 doorway with hood at the left end. The main roof is gable-ended.
Interior: the right (lower) side of the passage is lined with an oak plank-and-
muntin screen which retains the remains of a shoulder-headed arch doorway. Its
style is early-mid C16 and it might have been an original low partition screen. The
hall fireplace is Beerstone ashlar with an oak lintel, a chamfered surround with
pyramid stops and panelled cheeks. The crossbeam has deep chamfers with step stops
and the hall/inner partition is marked by a C20 beam. There is an oak Tudor arch
doorway to the newel stair and another similar at the back of the passage. The
former kitchen has a chamfered and step-stopped crossbeam. The fireplace here has
been somewhat altered but still has its original chamfered oak lintel. The oven is
blocked and the cupboard alongside contains the remains of a curing chamber. The
fireplace above is late C17-early C18; it has a curving brick pentan (back) and a
chamfered and step-stopped oak lintel. There is still the original roof over the
hall and former inner room. It is 2 bays and carried on a side-pegged jointed cruck
truss. Only the hall section is smoke-blackened from the original open fire but the
partition between the 2 rooms is missing in the roofspace. The rest of the roof is
later, probably late C17-early C18 rather than late C16-early C17, and is built at a
higher level than the original. It is 3 bays and carried on A-frame trusses; one
is made up from pieces of a smoke-blackened jointed cruck.
The earliest documentary reference to Lambrook is dated 1574.
Source: Devon SMR.


Listing NGR: SY1775995210

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