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Old Post House

A Grade II Listed Building in Clovelly, Devon

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Latitude: 50.9904 / 50°59'25"N

Longitude: -4.4091 / 4°24'32"W

OS Eastings: 231024

OS Northings: 123988

OS Grid: SS310239

Mapcode National: GBR K8.KT0Q

Mapcode Global: FRA 16NH.G3P

Plus Code: 9C2QXHRR+59

Entry Name: Old Post House

Listing Date: 19 June 1989

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1104469

English Heritage Legacy ID: 91180

Location: Clovelly, Torridge, Devon, EX39

County: Devon

District: Torridge

Civil Parish: Clovelly

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

Church of England Parish: Clovelly All Saints

Church of England Diocese: Exeter

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SS 31 24

Old Post House

(Formerly listed as No 141, TURNPIKEGATE)


Cottage. Probably early C17, Part rebuilt in the C18, including reroofing, some C19 refenestration. Rubble, part rendered, whitewashed, straw-thatched roof to half-hipped ends; tall rendered front lateral stack rising from the eaves. Plan: single room depth, central through passageway with the rear doorway blocked, probably in the C19. To each side of this passage a room, to the left, the higher end, heated by a front lateral stack with an integral bread-oven. The room to the right of the passage unheated; this room later divided, probably C19 with a plank partition to form a modern kitchen at the right end. It is probable that the right half of house was rebuilt n the C18. Further small late C19 addition with lean-to roof at right end.
Exterior: 2 storeys, asymmetrical fenestration, entrance-front with a 1 and 2-light C19 casements on ground floor with close-set glazing bars and small panes, on first floor under eaves a 2-light C18 iron casement with square-paned leaded lights to one side. Gable end facing onto roadside with a 2-light C19 casement on first floor. C20 casement on ground floor. Door opening directly to right of projecting bread oven, C19 plank door. Rear elevation with 2 C19 casement and a C20 casement.
Interior: fireplace in left ground floor room blocked, C20 grate. Right ground floor room with a deep chamfered and unstopped axial ceiling beam. First floor divided into 3 small rooms.
Roof: C18 with straight principals, hipped ends, ridge not seen.

Listing NGR: SS3102423988

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