HeritageGateway - Home

Login  |  Register
Site Map
Text size: A A A
You are here: Home > > > > Devon & Dartmoor HER Result
Devon & Dartmoor HERPrintable version | About Devon & Dartmoor HER | Visit Devon & Dartmoor HER online...

See important guidance on the use of this record.

If you have any comments or new information about this record, please email us.


HER Number:MDV40257
Name:17 Ford Street, Moretonhampstead

Summary

House with shop inserted later and now just a house again. Circa late 15th century or early 16th century, floor inserted in circa late 16th century or early 17th century and remodelled in 18th century, shop inserted in late 19th century and rear wing added in 19th century. This is a late medieval house with much surviving original fabric and an interesting later development. The last changes were in 19th century and it has remained remarkably unaltered since then, both externally and internally. It is one of the earliest buildings in Moretonhampstead and one of only four or five with medieval smoke-blackened roof timbers. Surviving medieval roofs are rare in towns.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 752 861
Map Sheet:SX78NE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishMoretonhampstead
DistrictTeignbridge
Ecclesiastical ParishMORETONHAMPSTEAD

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX78NE/289
  • Old Listed Building Ref (II): 85070

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • HOUSE (Built, XV - 1450 AD to 1499 AD (Between))
  • SHOP (Altered, XIX - 1850 AD to 1899 AD (Between))

Full description

Department of Environment, 1987, Moretonhampstead, 98a (List of Blds of Arch or Historic Interest). SDV337636.

No 17, Ford Street (south side), Moretonhampstead.
House with shop inserted later and now just a house again. Circa late 15th century or early 16th century, floor inserted in circa late 16th century or early 17th century and remodelled in 18th century, shop inserted in late 19th century and rear wing added in 19th century. Granite rubble with roughcast front, dressed granite end stack with later brick shafts. Rendered brick rear wing with bitumen coated slate roof. Thatched main roof with gabled ends abutting adjoining buildings.
Probably three-room-and-through-passage plan, certainly with open hall and lower end, probably divided by low screens, but uncertain whether originally open to the roof at higher end as well. In late 16th century or early 17th century axial stack inserted at lower end of hall backing onto passage, and hall floored. The early 19th century lower end remodelled or rebuilt to form separate house, No 15. In late 19th century hall divided into two with shop in front room with shop front inserted, and domestic entrance to rear room from doorway in former passage now a carriageway to left. Probably sometime a rear service room in two-storey wing was added. Two storeys. Two-window range. Late 18th century or early 19th century two-light windows with glazing bars, centre light casement on original hinges, ground floor right-hand window centre light replaced. Ground floor left small late 19th century shop front with bead moulding to timber frame with cornice and three-light casement window and integral 1/2-glazed door to left. Inside carriageway to left a fine granite ashlar back to stack with chamfered cornice and plinth, which originally backed on to through-passage. To side of stack a board partition with an 18th century door with two fielded panels, which is the main entrance to house.
Interior: access to roof only from No 15 and, therefore, only 1 truss seen in roof space. This truss is smoke-blackened on lower side, against hall stack. Principals, probably jointed crucks, with morticed apex, cut for diagonal ridge and with triangular block in apex angle, morticed cambered collar which has been cut in half and threaded purlins. The thatch over hall appears to be smoke-blackened as well. The hall stack has thatch weatherings. Cruck, probably jointed, closed truss over upper end of hall. One bay hall and relatively large inner room. Plank and muntin screen at higher end of hall with chamfered muntins with high run-out stops and wide planks. Longitudinal hall ceiling beams with hollow step stops resting on projecting head beam of screen which is plastered over. Also two chamfered half-beams, one at front, the other against rear wall, with hollow step stop. Blocked fireplace at lower end of hall. 18th century or early 19th century framed stair inserted into backs of hall. 18th century two-panel door on first floor.
This is a late medieval house with much surviving original fabric and an interesting later development. The last changes were in 19th century and it has remained remarkably unaltered since then, both externally and internally. It is one of the earliest buildings in Moretonhampstead and one of only four or five with medieval smoke-blackened roof timbers. Surviving medieval roofs are rare in towns.


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.

MORETONHAMPSTEAD FORD STREET (south side) SX 7586 Moretonhampstead 8/137 No. 17 - 10.3.77 - II
House with shop inserted later, and now just a house again. Circa late C15 or early C16, floor inserted in circa late C16 or early C17 and remodelled in C18, shop inserted in late C19 and rear wing added in C19. Granite rubble with roughcast front, dressed granite end stack with later brick shafts. Rendered brick rear wing with bitumen coated slate roof. Thatched main roof with gabled ends abutting adjoining buildings.
Probably 3-room-and-through-passage plan, certainly with open hall and lower end, probably divided by low screens, but uncertain whether originally open to the roof at higher end as well. In late C16 or early C17 axial stack inserted at lower end of hall backing onto passage, and hall floored. The early C19 lower end remodelled or rebuilt to form separate house, No. 15 (q.v.). In late C19 hall divided into 2 with shop in front room with shop front inserted, and domestic entrance to rear room from doorway in former passage now a carriageway to left. Probably some time a rear service room in 2-storey wing was added.
2 storeys. 2-window range. Late C18 or early C19 2-light windows with glazing bars, centre light casement on original hinges, ground floor right-hand window centre light replaced. Ground floor left small late C19 shop front with bead moulding to timber frame with cornice and 3-light casement window and integral 1/2- glazed door to left. Inside carriageway to left a fine granite ashlar back to stack with chamfered cornice and plinth, which originally backed on to through- passage. To side of stack a board partition with a C18 door with 2 fielded panels, which is main entrance to house.
Interior: access to roof only from No. 15 and, therefore, only 1 truss seen in roofspace. This truss is smoke-blackened on lower side, against hall stack. Principals, probably jointed crucks, with morticed apex, cut for diagonal ridge and with triangular block in apex angle, morticed cambered collar which has been cut in half and threaded purlins. The thatch over hall appears to be smoke-blackened as well. The hall stack has thatch weatherings. Cruck, probably jointed, closed truss over upper end of hall. One bay hall and relatively large inner room. Plank and muntin screen at higher end of hall with chamfered muntins with high run-out stops and wide planks. Longitudinal hall ceiling beams with hollow step stops resting on projecting head beam of screen which is plastered over. Also 2 chamfered half- beams, one at front, the other against rear wall, with hollow step stop. Blocked fireplace at lower end of hall. C18 or early C19 framed stair inserted into backs of hall. C18 2-panel door on first floor.
This is a late Medieval house with much surviving original fabric and an interesting later development. The last changes were in C19 and it has remained remarkably unaltered since then, both externally and internally. It is one of the earliest buildings in Moretonhampstead and one of only 4 or 5 With Medieval smoke- blackened roof timbers. Surviving Medieval roofs are rare in towns.
Listing NGR: SX7528286113

Sources / Further Reading

SDV337636List of Blds of Arch or Historic Interest: Department of Environment. 1987. Moretonhampstead. Historic Houses Register. A4 Spiral Bound. 98a.
SDV360652Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2018. MasterMap 2018. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital. [Mapped feature: #90670 ]
SDV360653National Heritage List for England: Historic England. 2018. National Heritage List for England. Historic Houses Register. Digital.

Associated Monuments

MDV40258Related to: 15 Ford Street, Moretonhampstead (Building)
MDV40255Related to: Beam Cottage, 23 Ford Street, Moretonhampstead (Building)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded


Date Last Edited:May 18 2018 12:23PM