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HER Number:MDV33277
Name:South Langston Farmhouse


South Langston Farm house built in the mid 17th century with later alterations. Previously unknown timber plank and muntin screen noted in 2019.


Grid Reference:SX 673 900
Map Sheet:SX69SE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishThrowleigh
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishTHROWLEIGH

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX69SE/168
  • Old Listed Building Ref (II): 94746

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • FARMHOUSE (XVI to XIX - 1600 AD to 1900 AD (Between))

Full description

Ordnance Survey, 1880-1899, First Edition Ordnance 25 inch map (Cartographic). SDV336179.

Building shown on 19th century map.

Ordnance Survey, 2011, MasterMap (Cartographic). SDV346129.

Irregular-shaped building at Langston Farm shown on modern mapping.

English Heritage, 2011, National Heritage List for England (National Heritage List for England). SDV347072.

Langstone Farmhouse (south) including garden walls adjoining to front was Listed on 16th September 1987. It was built in the mid 17th century.
Plan: Single-phase farmhouse facing south-east and built down a gentle slope. Basic 3-room plan comprising central entrance lobby with former unheated dairy to rear. The former parlour, uphill to left (south-west), has an end stack with a newel stair rising alongside to rear. This has been subdivided in 20th century into 2 rooms. The former kitchen to right (now used as the main sitting room) has an axial stack at the outer end backing onto a narrow poultry house with closet over which appears to be part of the original build. 20th century main stair in former dairy. Secondary outshot to rear of former kitchen. Main house is two storeys.
Exterior: Irregular 3-window front with a fourth first floor window to the closet; 19th and 20th century casements, the earliest of which have glazing bars, and left of centre first floor a 12-pane sash. The left first floor windows have thatch eyebrows over. The front doorway is roughly central and contains a 20th century front door behind a contemporary weatherboarded porch. Roof is gable-ended to left and half-hipped to right.
Interior: Preserves the original layout and basic fabric. The former kitchen (right of entrance lobby) has a soffit-chamfered and step-stopped crossbeam and the same finish is given the oak lintel of the large granite rubble fireplace. Surprisingly there is no bread oven but there is a cream oven alongside to left. The former parlour has an unstopped soffit-chamfered crossbeam and the fireplace here is blocked. Steep stone newel stair to right. The roofspace was not inspected but the scantling of the lower principals exposed on the first floor suggests that the 17th century A-frame truss roof structure survives intact. The joinery detail throughout is 19th and 20th century. The front garden is enclosed by a granite wall including quite a lot of large ashlar blocks which extends south-eastwards from the right end of the front then returns across the front to enclose the garden. Langstone is a well-preserved 17th century farmhouse in a picturesque group setting including Langston Farmhouse (north) and their associated farmbuildings. Other details: LBS Number 94746.

Chapman, S., 2019, Screen in South Langston Farmhouse, Throwleigh (Site Visit). SDV362999.

Previously unknown (not mentioned in listing) timber plank and muntin screen was noted at this property. Viewed on 02/05/2019 and photographed.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV336179Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1880-1899. First Edition Ordnance 25 inch map. First Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital).
SDV346129Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2011. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey. Map (Digital). [Mapped feature: #87801 ]
SDV347072National Heritage List for England: English Heritage. 2011. National Heritage List for England. Website.
SDV362999Site Visit: Chapman, S.. 2019. Screen in South Langston Farmhouse, Throwleigh. Dartmoor National Park Authority. Not Applicable.

Associated Monuments

MDV78107Part of: South Langston Farmstead, Throwleigh (Monument)
MDV33276Related to: Barn and Linhay to the west of South Langston Farmhouse (Building)
MDV33279Related to: Cottage south-west of North Langston Farmhouse (Building)
MDV33278Related to: Farm Buildings north-west of north Langston Farmhouse (Building)
MDV78108Related to: Higher Farm, West Buckfastleigh (Monument)
MDV33280Related to: North Langston Farmhouse (Building)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:May 3 2019 2:41PM