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Latitude: 50.8452 / 50°50'42"N
Longitude: -3.3221 / 3°19'19"W
OS Eastings: 307014
OS Northings: 105910
OS Grid: ST070059
Mapcode National: GBR LR.W05V
Mapcode Global: FRA 36XV.ZHX
Entry Name: Dales House
Listing Date: 27 January 1989
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1098035
English Heritage Legacy ID: 87069
Location: Broadhembury, East Devon, Devon, EX15
District: East Devon
Civil Parish: Broadhembury
Traditional County: Devon
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon
Church of England Parish: Broadhembury St Andrew, Apostle and Martyr
Church of England Diocese: Exeter
ST 00 NE
2/67 Dales House
House. Circa early C16 origins, remodelled in the C17, probably in 2 phases.
Colourwashed and rendered, probably cob on stone rubble footings; thatched roof,
gabled at ends, the thatch replaced with slate at the left (south) end; end stacks,
Plan: East-facing roadside range, 3 room and through passage on plan, lower end to
the right (north), hall stack backing on to the passage. The building almost
certainly originated as a late medieval open hall house. The house may have been
floored in 2 phases, the chamber over the lower end jettying into the hall before the
hall stack was added and the hall floored in the circa mid C17, (inner room not seen
at time of survey, 1987), the lower end probably remained unheated until the late C18
Exterior: 2 storeys. Asymmetrical 4 window front with a C20 thatched porch on posts
and an C18 or early C19 panelled front door to the through passage to right of
centre. 2- and 3-light probably early C20 timber casements, 2 panes per light except
ground floor left which is a C20 metal framed window.
Interior: Rich in C16 and C17 carpentry and joinery. Plank and muntin screen at the
lower side of the passage, formerly with 2 doorways to the lower end room which was
presumably sub-divided. 1 original doorframe with a crank headed arch survives. A
section of medieval plank and muntin screen survives at the higher side of the
passage with a chamfered doorframe and a probably C17 door. The stair has been
altered in the C20 and now rises from the passage parallel to the rear wall of the
hall. The hall has high quality circa mid C17 crossbeams, chamfered with bar stops,
a plank and muntin screen at the higher side with chamfered muntins and an open
fireplace with a chamfered timber lintel. The lower end has a chamfered timber
crossbeam which has been reduced in size. Inner room not seen at time of survey.
Roof: Apex not inspected but the roof construction is side-pegged jointed cruck
trusses with evidence of smoke-blackening from the medieval open hearth visible on
the cruck feet. An inspection of the apex of the roof would probably allow a more
detailed interpretation of the evolution of the house.
An evolved house with an historic plan form and a wealth of interior carpentry and
joinery. Forms a group with Bakers Farmhouse and Bakers Dairy opposite.
Listing NGR: ST0701405910
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