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HER Number:MDV37972
Name:South Harton Farmhouse, Ilsington

Summary

Late 16th or 17th century farmhouse with later additions; outer walls and one roof-truss possibly late medieval. Solid, roughcast walls, partly at least of stone rubble. Thatched roof; porch roof half-hipped. Large projecting chimneystack with offsets and moulded cap in each gable and in rear wall, off centre to left.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 767 821
Map Sheet:SX78SE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishLustleigh
DistrictTeignbridge
Ecclesiastical ParishLUSTLEIGH

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX78SE/21
  • Old Listed Building Ref (II)

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • FARMHOUSE (Built, XVI to XVII - 1550 AD to 1699 AD (Between))

Full description

Department of Environment, 1986, Lustleigh, 121 (List of Blds of Arch or Historic Interest). SDV304543.

South Harton farmhouse. Farmhouse. Late 16th or 17th century with later additions; outer walls and one roof-truss possibly late medieval. Solid, roughcast walls, partly at least of stone rubble. Thatched roof; porch roof half-hipped. Large projecting chimneystack with offsets and moulded cap in each gable and in rear wall, off centre to left.
Three room and through-passage plan, all three ground storey rooms apparently having had fireplaces by 17th century; two-storeyed entrance porch. Two storeys, with single storey additions at rear. Five-window front; all windows have 20th century small-paned wood casements. Porch doorway has 19th century rough-faced granite surround. Above it is a cast-iron plaque with Prince of Wales' feathers and motto 'Ich Dien'.
Interior: surprisingly plain. Simple chamfered and stopped beams; similar wood lintels to fireplaces. Some good early 18th century doors. Against rear wall of room at upper end a cantilevered granite staircase.
Roof timbers are mostly 18th or 19th century, but at the upper end is a single jointed-cruck truss, each blade having face pegs and a slip tenon; collar is straight with halved dovetail joints on to the blades, these having slots for former threaded ridge piece and purlins. The halved collar would usually be dated to the late 16th or early 17th, but face-pegs are normally medieval and the truss has possible traces of smoke-blackening. The title deeds (in the owners' possession) start with the will of John Wills of Harton, yeoman, in 1780; he is described in 1800 (after his death) as a gentleman. The Wills and Arthur families owned the farm throughout the 19th and early 20th century.
A very good set of farm buildings on the north side of the house. All are included in the listing as part of the curtilage, but four items are separately listed. These are the L-shaped range on the north-east and north-west sides of the farmyard, including the gatehouse, the rear gateway and the linhay abutting the south-east end of the range; a detached building and a manure pit in the centre of the yard, and another detached building at the south-west end. The gateposts at the east end of the lane are also separately listed.


Ordnance Survey, 2018, MasterMap 2018 (Cartographic). SDV360652.

Depicted on the modern mapping.


Historic England, 2018, National Heritage List for England (National Heritage List for England). SDV360653.

LUSTLEIGH SX 78 SE - 1/173 South Harton Farmhouse - 23.8.55 GV II
Farmhouse. Late C16 or C17 with later additions; outer walls and one roof-truss possibly late medieval. Solid, roughcast walls, partly at least of stone rubble. Thatched roof; porch roof half-hipped. Large projecting chimneystack with offsets and moulded cap in each gable and in rear wall, off centre to left.
3 room and through-passage plan, all 3 ground storey rooms apparently having had fireplaces by C17; 2-storeyed.entrance porch. 2 storeys, with .single storey additions at rear. 5-window front; all windows have C20 small-paned wood casements. Porch doorway has C19 rough-faced granite surround. Above it is a cast-iron plaque with Prince of Wales' feathers and motto 'Ich Dien'.
Interior: surprisingly plain. Simple chamfered and stopped beams; similar wood lintels to fireplaces. Some good early C18 doors. Against rear wall of room at upper end a cantilevered granite staircase.
Roof timbers are mostly C18 or C19, but at the upper end is a single jointed-cruck truss, each blade having face pegs and a slip tenon; collar is straight with halved dovetail joints on to the blades, these having slots for former threaded ridge piece and purlins. The halved collar would usually be dated to the late C16 or early C17, but face-pegs are normally medieval and the truss has possible traces of smoke-blackening. The title deeds (in the owners' possession) start with the will of John Wills of Harton, yeoman, in 1780; he is described in 1800 (after his death) as a gentleman. The Wills and Arthur families owned the farm throughout the C19 and early C20.
A very good set of farm buildings on the north side of the house. All are included in the listing as part of the curtilage, but 4 items are separately listed. These are the L-shaped range on the north-east and north-west sides of the farmyard, including the gatehouse, the rear gateway and the linhay abutting the south-east end of the range; a detached building and a manure pit in the centre of the yard, and another detached building at the south-west end. The gateposts at the east end of the lane are also separately listed.
Listing NGR: SX7678282131

Sources / Further Reading

SDV304543List of Blds of Arch or Historic Interest: Department of Environment. 1986. Lustleigh. Historic Houses Register. 121.
SDV360652Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2018. MasterMap 2018. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital. [Mapped feature: #89743 ]
SDV360653National Heritage List for England: Historic England. 2018. National Heritage List for England. Historic Houses Register. Digital.

Associated Monuments

MDV77025Part of: South Harton farmstead, Lustleigh (Monument)
MDV37969Related to: Cattle building at South Harton, Lustleigh (Building)
MDV37971Related to: Farm building at South Harton farm, Ilsington (Building)
MDV37970Related to: Farm buildings at South Harton farm, Lustleigh (Building)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded


Date Last Edited:May 11 2018 3:21PM