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The Old Jail House

A Grade II Listed Building in Kenton, Devon

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Latitude: 50.6377 / 50°38'15"N

Longitude: -3.4618 / 3°27'42"W

OS Eastings: 296726

OS Northings: 83017

OS Grid: SX967830

Mapcode National: GBR P3.6LMY

Mapcode Global: FRA 37MD.555

Plus Code: 9C2RJGQQ+37

Entry Name: The Old Jail House

Listing Date: 2 December 1988

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1097679

English Heritage Legacy ID: 85918

Location: Kenton, Teignbridge, Devon, EX6

County: Devon

District: Teignbridge

Civil Parish: Kenton

Built-Up Area: Kenton

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

Church of England Parish: Kenton All Saints

Church of England Diocese: Exeter

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The Old Jail House
- II


Former jail-house, subsequently said to have been used as fire station. Early C19,
1980s interior alteration and reglazing. Main block red sandstone ashlar with grey
limestone dressings; end stacks, the left end stack with a stone shaft. The left end
block is rendered and probably brick on stone rubble footings.
Plan: 2 adjoining blocks, the left hand block slightly set back, the right hand block
with a central entrance.
Exterior: 2 storeys. Asymmetrical 1:3 bay front, the right hand block symmetrical
with a central C20 timber front door with a rectangular fanlight. Ground floor
window right, converted from a doorway, with a segmental arch with a rusticated
keystone. 2 smaller similar first floor windows and 1 ground floor window left. The
left hand block has one ground floor 2-light window and, in the left return, 1 first
floor and 2 ground floor windows. All windows reglazed with small pane plastic
Interior: Not inspected. .
A lock up house was requested in 1844. In 1849 G. Timewell was appointed
Superintending Constable at a salary of £25 p.a. (D.R.O.).
In spite of the reglazing this is of historic interest as an unusual building type.

Listing NGR: SX9672683017

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