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Latitude: 50.6463 / 50°38'46"N
Longitude: -3.6357 / 3°38'8"W
OS Eastings: 284446
OS Northings: 84228
OS Grid: SX844842
Mapcode National: GBR QP.RMM3
Mapcode Global: FRA 378C.HDH
Entry Name: The Post Office
Listing Date: 9 March 1988
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1097820
English Heritage Legacy ID: 85552
Location: Ashton, Teignbridge, Devon, EX6
Civil Parish: Ashton
Traditional County: Devon
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon
Church of England Parish: Ashton St John the Baptist
Church of England Diocese: Exeter
ASHTON LOWER ASHTON
SX 88 SW
5/31 The Post Office
Post office. Mid C17 with some C20 alterations. Colourwashed rendered stone rubble
and cob; thatched roof, hipped at ends; right end stack to main block, end stack to
single storey block at end of rear wing.
Plan: L plan with an acute angle at the corner. The main block, the Post Office, is
single depth and now one room wide with an outshut at the right end, it was probably
originally 2 rooms wide, heated room to the right, fireplace now concealed. A rear
left wing, at an acute angle to the main range, faces the lane to Doddiscombsleigh
and has been extended by a single-storey slate-roofed block with an end stack.
Exterior: 2 storeys. Asymmetrical 2 window front with the eaves thatch eyebrowed
over 2 first floor C20 timber casements with glazing bars. C20 front door with
thatched porch canopy flanked by C20 timber bow windows with glazing bars; thatch
carried down as a catslide to the outshut at the right end of the range. The left
return (the front elevation of the wing) has steps up to a C20 door to the left, 3
first floor C20 timber casements with glazing bars and similar ground floor windows
except 1 which is a C20 timber sash.
Interior: Not fully inspected. The main range, the Post Office, has 2 chamfered
stopped crossbeams and is said to have a large open fireplace at the right end now
concealed by shelving. The wing also has exposed crossbeams.
Roof: Not inspected at time of survey (1986) but timbers said to be of small
The Post Office is in a crucial position in Lower Ashton and forms a group with Forge
Cottage and Blatchford.
Listing NGR: SX8444684228
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