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Post Office and Adjoining House

A Grade II Listed Building in Otterton, Devon

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Coordinates

Latitude: 50.6602 / 50°39'36"N

Longitude: -3.298 / 3°17'52"W

OS Eastings: 308351

OS Northings: 85304

OS Grid: SY083853

Mapcode National: GBR P7.72ZB

Mapcode Global: FRA 37ZB.8ZM

Entry Name: Post Office and Adjoining House

Listing Date: 10 February 1987

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1097488

English Heritage Legacy ID: 86364

Location: Otterton, East Devon, Devon, EX9

County: Devon

District: East Devon

Civil Parish: Otterton

Built-Up Area: Otterton

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

Church of England Parish: Otterton St Michael

Church of England Diocese: Exeter

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Listing Text

OTTERTON FORE STREET (south side)
SY 0885
Otterton
7/163 Post Office and adjoining house
GV II
Post Office and adjoining house. House is C17, refurbished and rearranged in late
C19; Post Office is mid C20. Plastered cob on stone rubble footings; stone rubble
and brick stacks with late C19 brick chimney shafts; thatch roof. Post Office is
plastered brick with slate roof.
The house faces south-east, its left end onto Fore Street. It has a double depth
plan with the 2 main rooms to the front, the left one with an end stack and the
right one with a slightly projecting front lateral stack. Entrance hall and
staircase at right end. Service rooms to rear, the right one with a lateral stack.
The Post Office shop projects at right angles to rear of the left end facing onto
the street. It is single storey. The house is 2 storeys.
Regular but not symmetrical 3-window front of C19 casements with glazing bars. Late
C19 part-glazed 4-panel door at right end with C20 gabled hood. The stack to left
of it has slate weathered offsets. Roof is gable-ended to right and hipped to left.
Left end includes 2 ground floor and 1 first floor casement with glazing bars. Shop
has central doorway flanked by plate glass windows.
Interior: The only C17 feature that can be observed is the central roof truss. The
lower part is plastered over but its shape indicates jointed cruck construction.
Other C17 features may be plastered over elsewhere but only C19 joinery detail
shows.
The Post Office house is one of a number of attractive listed buildings along
Otterton Fore Street.


Listing NGR: SY0835185304

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