History in Structure

This site is entirely user-supported. See how you can help.

Middle Corscombe

A Grade II Listed Building in Sampford Courtenay, Devon

Approximate Location Map
Large Map »
Street View
Contributor Photos »

Street View is the best available vantage point looking, if possible, towards the location of the building. In some locations, Street View may not give a view of the actual building, or may not be available at all. Where it is not available, the satellite view is shown instead.

Coordinates

Latitude: 50.7489 / 50°44'55"N

Longitude: -3.9572 / 3°57'25"W

OS Eastings: 262022

OS Northings: 96187

OS Grid: SX620961

Mapcode National: GBR Q4.V39P

Mapcode Global: FRA 27L3.J4J

Entry Name: Middle Corscombe

Listing Date: 8 October 1987

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1147006

English Heritage Legacy ID: 93033

Location: Sampford Courtenay, West Devon, Devon, EX20

County: Devon

District: West Devon

Civil Parish: Sampford Courtenay

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

Church of England Parish: Sampford Courtenay St Andrew

Church of England Diocese: Exeter

Find accommodation in
Okehampton

Listing Text

SAMPFORD COURTENAY
SX 69 NW
8/150 Middle Corscombe
GV
II

House formerly farmhouse. Circa early to mid Cl7, possibly with late medieval
origins, C18 and C19 additions. Plastered cob and rendered stone walls. Gable
ended thatch roof to older part, hipped slate roof to C19 block. This has 2 slate
hung brick end stacks. The older part has a C17 granite ashlar axial stack with
tapering cap. brick stack at right gable end.
Plan: originally 3-room and through passage plan, lower end to the left, with hall
stack backing onto passage, and small inner room originally unheated. In the circa
late C18 a small dairy wing was added at the rear of the hall. In the mid-later C19
the lower end was demolished and replaced by a symmetrical 2-room block at right
angles to it - this became the principal range and the older part was relegated to
service use.
Exterior: 2 storeys. Original range has asymmetrical 3-window front (1 window on
first floor) of circa early C20 2 and 3-light casements. C19 plank door to passage
at left-hand end. The C19 range is at right angles to the left end of the original
part. It has a symmetrical 3-window front of mid-late C19 4-pane sashes with
central 4-panel door.
Interior of old range has a surprisingly high quality and very complete hall which
is relatively small. It has a framed ceiling of chamfered beams with bar and hollow
step stops. Open fireplace with chamfered wooden lintel which has ogee stops,
beside it is a built-in settle probably of C18 or C19 date. Against the higher end
wall is a C17 bench with panelling behind - this is of an unusual form with a small
decorative finial above each of the stiles. There is also an integral shaped bench
end which has similar finials. In the front wall is an C18 wall cupboard. The
inner room has chamfered cross beams with hollow step stops. Good quality late C18
tall wall cupboard with dentilled cornice and fluted pilasters. Contemporary
chimneypiece of similar design with Grecian urn to frieze. The passage has heavy
chamfered axial beams with ogee stops. Granite ashlar back to hall fireplace. Roof
timbers probably replaced in the C18 as there are no substantial principal rafters
and the timbers rest on the wall-plates.
Despite the C19 addition the early part of this house remains very unaltered and for
its modest size has some surprisingly high quality internal features.


Listing NGR: SX6202296187

This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.

Other nearby listed buildings

BritishListedBuildings.co.uk is an independent online resource and is not associated with any government department. All government data published here is used under licence. Please do not contact BritishListedBuildings.co.uk for any queries related to any individual listed building, planning permission related to listed buildings or the listing process itself.

British Listed Buildings is a Good Stuff website.