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HER Number:MDV11450
Name:Little Rull, Cullompton


Little Rull a late Medieval farmhouse with later alterations and additions which was restored in 1975


Grid Reference:ST 019 085
Map Sheet:ST00NW
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishCullompton
DistrictMid Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishCULLOMPTON

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: ST00NW/21
  • Old Listed Building Ref (II)

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • FARMHOUSE (Early Medieval to Post Medieval - 1066 AD to 1750 AD (Between))

Full description

Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division, ST00NW 11 (Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card). SDV340045.

Child, P. + Laithwaite, M., 1975, Little Rull: a late medieval farmhouse near Cullompton, 303-10 (Article in Serial). SDV340044.

Little Rull, late medieval house, currently being restored. Cob on stone footings. Single storey, originally open to roof. Upper floor inserted circa 1700. One roof truss survives from an earlier house. First half of 16th century. The architectural quality proclaims that it was once an independent farmhouse. It has long been subordinate to, and in the same ownership as Rull Farm to the north. Other details: Plates I - V, Figs 1 - 3.

Department of Environment, 1986, Cullompton, 47 (List of Blds of Arch or Historic Interest). SDV336339.

Little Rull a detached house. Late 15th or early 16th century with 17th century alterations, renovated and partially rebuilt in the 1970s. Cob, stone plinth, plastered under gabled-end thatched roof, the attached barn (perhaps originally a shippon) at the lower end, now converted to accommodation, under pantiled gabled end roof. A detailed survey and discussion of this building by Peter Child and Michael Laithwaite has been printed; it was in ruins when they recorded it but has since been restored. Formerly a 3-room, cross-passage plan. storeys. Front: 3-window range; 2 17th century 3-light casement windows survive at 1st floor with latticed leading to outer lights, 8 leaded panes to central lights, with elaborate catches. Otherwise 20th century barred casement windows to this front and attached converted barn. Chamfered arched door surround to cross passage. Large internal stack heats inner room (to left) and emerges from front pitch of roof; axial stack backs onto passage, both with brick shafts. Rear, all windows late 20th century. Interior: of those features recorded by Child and Laithwaite the following are visible (1) the plan is still intact; (2) the partition at the lower end of the passage has been dismantled, but the shouldered door surround had been removed to give access through the former end wall into the kitchen (converted barn); (3) shouldered door surround from passage into hall; (4) the hall is now once again open to the roof, and the inner-room jettying is clearly apparent; (5) jointed crucks marked 'B' and 'C' on printed elevation (p 308) are visible, although extensively renewed; 'A' (the cruck retained from an earlier building) was not visible.

Jones-Lutescu, P, 2014, Land to the Northwest of Cullompton, Devon (Report - Assessment). SDV359834.

A historic environment assessment has been undertaken by AC archaeology during September and October 2014 as part of forthcoming planning applications for proposed mixed use development on c. 70 hectares of land to the northwest of Cullompton, Devon.

A late medieval farmhouse with later alterations and additions, which was restored in 1975.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV336339List of Blds of Arch or Historic Interest: Department of Environment. 1986. Cullompton. Historic Houses Register. A4 Comb Bound. 47.
SDV340044Article in Serial: Child, P. + Laithwaite, M.. 1975. Little Rull: a late medieval farmhouse near Cullompton. Proceedings of the Devon Archaeological Society. 33. Paperback Volume. 303-10.
SDV340045Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. ST00NW 11. Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card. Card Index.
SDV359834Report - Assessment: Jones-Lutescu, P. 2014. Land to the Northwest of Cullompton, Devon. AC Archaeology. ACD952/1/1. Digital.

Associated Monuments

MDV14418Related to: Little Rull, Farm Buildings (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV7113 - Historic Environment Asessment, Land to the Northwest of Cullompton, Devon (Ref: ACD952/1/1)

Date Last Edited:Oct 25 2016 9:43AM