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Lower Radway House and Little Radway

A Grade II Listed Building in Bishopsteignton, Devon

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Latitude: 50.555 / 50°33'18"N

Longitude: -3.5379 / 3°32'16"W

OS Eastings: 291154

OS Northings: 73938

OS Grid: SX911739

Mapcode National: GBR P1.241L

Mapcode Global: FRA 37GL.RHK

Entry Name: Lower Radway House and Little Radway

Listing Date: 23 August 1955

Last Amended: 2 December 1988

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1097768

English Heritage Legacy ID: 85732

Location: Bishopsteignton, Teignbridge, Devon, TQ14

County: Devon

District: Teignbridge

Civil Parish: Bishopsteignton

Built-Up Area: Bishopsteignton

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

Church of England Parish: Bishopsteignton St John the Baptist

Church of England Diocese: Exeter

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Listing Text

SX 9073-9173

13/68 No 31 (Lower Radway House and
Little Radway)
23.8.55 (formerly listed as No 31 (Higher
Radway Farmhouse))


House, divided into house and cottage. Probably C16 or C17 origins with a rear
addition that may be C18 and considerable interior alterations. Stone rubble,
whitewashed and rendered ; slate roof, gabled at ends,thatched until circa 1950 ; end stacks, front lateral stack with brick shaft.
Plan: Single depth main range, 3 rooms wide with an entrance to left of centre into a passage containing the stair ; rear left service wing and further rear service rooms under a lean-to roof. The origins of the house are probably a 3 room and through passage plan (door on rear wall under stairs, opposed to front door), lower end to the left, the inner room now a separate cottage (Little Radway). Exposed carpentry in the right hand room of Radway House but not in the lower end. The former passage has been widened to the rear to give access to the service rooms round the introduced stair.
Exterior: 2 storeys. Asymmetrical 5 window front with a gabled 2-storey porch with porch benches. Fenestration of 1- and 2-light C20 timber windows with glazing bars; the porch has 2 first floor small pointed windows to the returns.
Interior: The right hand room of Lower Radway House has chamfered step-stopped
crossbeams of a C16 or C17 character. The fireplace to the lateral stack is probably an C18 rebuilding with a slightly chamfered timber lintel. Stone paved floor to entrance passage and probably elsewhere on the ground floor. No exposed carpentry to left hand room which has a rebuilt fireplace with a chamfered timber lintel.
Interior of Little Radway not inspected but may retain early carpentry.
Roof: No access to apex at time of survey (1987). Principal rafters visible upstairs are straight but of large scantling and probably of a late C17 or C18 date.
A traditional house, visible from the road.

Listing NGR: SX9115473938

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

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