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Appleacre Including Adjoining Cob Wall to South-West

A Grade II Listed Building in Coffinswell, Devon

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Latitude: 50.5018 / 50°30'6"N

Longitude: -3.5509 / 3°33'3"W

OS Eastings: 290108

OS Northings: 68039

OS Grid: SX901680

Mapcode National: GBR QT.MZ5D

Mapcode Global: FRA 37GQ.SJW

Entry Name: Appleacre Including Adjoining Cob Wall to South-West

Listing Date: 17 July 1987

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1097311

English Heritage Legacy ID: 84812

Location: Coffinswell, Teignbridge, Devon, TQ12

County: Devon

District: Teignbridge

Civil Parish: Coffinswell

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

Church of England Parish: Coffinswell St Bartholomew

Church of England Diocese: Exeter

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Listing Text

4/106 Appleacre (formerly listed as
- Kingswell) including adjoining cob
wall to south-west
House, formerly farmhouse. C16, altered in C17, reputedly converted at 1 stage into
3 cottages, considerably modernised in C20. Rendered cob walls. Thatched roof,
half hipped at left end, gabled to right. Lateral brick chimney shaft at rear of
left end, gable brick stack at right end.
3 room and through/cross passage plan, originally open to the roof, with central
hearth, at least over lower room to right and hall. Ceiled probably in early C17
with lateral stack added at rear of hall and gable stack to lower room. Newel
staircase added at rear of hall adjoiniong fireplace. Plan considerably altered
subsequently, stairs now open out of passage which may not be in original position,
size of hall and inner room changed.
2 storeys. Asymmetrical 4 window front, 6 windows on ground floor. C20 1, 2 and 3-
light casements with leaded panes all in fairly small openings. First floor window
right of centre probably incorporates C18 leaded glass. First floor windows are set
back in the thickness of the wall. C20 plank door at centre. At rear is central
projection incorporating lateral stack to the right (with shaft taken down) with
rounded oven projection beyond it which has thatched roof. To the left of the stack
is rectangular stair projection which has a 2-light wood mullioned window (chamfered
on the inside. To the left of the stair projection on first floor is a similar 2-
light wood mullioned window.
Interior: Hall fireplace has chamfered wooden lintel with straight cut stops. On
the front of the lintel a ship has been roughly carved. 2 cross beams (one now in
passage) chamfered with hollow step stops. Wooden newel staircase. The roof
trusses are straight principals with lapped and pegged collars, probably late
C18/eariy C19. However, the ridge at the right hand end of the house (probably the
lower end and hall) is smoke-blackened and dates from the original roof structure,
which has otherwise been completely replaced, showing that the house was originally
at least partially open to the roof. To include cob wall with thatched roof
adjoining to south-west end of house extending as far as the linhay (q.v.).
Although only a few early internal features are preserved in this house it has not
been spoilt by late C20 over-modernisation and still preserves an attractive
traditional exterior with 2 early windows.

Listing NGR: SX9010868039

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

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