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Latitude: 50.8613 / 50°51'40"N
Longitude: -4.0355 / 4°2'7"W
OS Eastings: 256841
OS Northings: 108839
OS Grid: SS568088
Mapcode National: GBR KR.V5HM
Mapcode Global: FRA 26FT.PMS
Plus Code: 9C2QVX67+GQ
Entry Name: Dowland Mill
Listing Date: 10 March 1988
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1104600
English Heritage Legacy ID: 90885
Location: Dowland, Torridge, Devon, EX19
Civil Parish: Dowland
Traditional County: Devon
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon
Church of England Parish: Dowland St Peter
Church of England Diocese: Exeter
SS 50 NE
8/97 Dowland Mill
House, formerly probably mill house. Mid C17 with early C20 addition. Plastered
cob walls. Gable-ended concrete tile roof. Axial brick stack.
Plan: 3-room baffle entry plan with lobby entrance in front of axial stack serving
left-hand and central rooms. Unheated service room to right with stairs at rear
which may be in original position. C20 leanto at right-hand end.
Exterior: 2 storeys. Asymmetrical 4-window front with slight projection to left of
centre for entrance. On 1st floor is C19 2-light casement to left, original
chamfered 2-light mullion window to left of centre in projection, early C20 3-light
casement to its right and C19 3-light casement beyond it with 2 leaded lights. On
ground floor to left is C20 3-light leaded pane casement, later C20 3 and 2-light
casements to its right. Rustic timber C20 porch to left of centre with C17 square-
headed chamfered wooden doorframe behind which has contemporary studded plank door
with cover strips and strap hinges. Rear elevation has slight projection for stairs
at left-hand end. To left of centre on ground floor is C17 3-light chamfered wooden
mullion window which according to owner has been re-used from the front wall.
Otherwise late C20 1 and 2-light casements.
Good interior: left-hand room has open fireplace with cambered chamfered wooden
lintel, stone ashlar jambs, chamfered on the inside and jowelled at the top. Very
heavy chamfered ceiling beam. Central room has fireplace with moulded ashlar jambs
and ovolo-moulded wooden lintel. Closely spaced narrow chamfered ceiling beams.
The roof timbers were renewed when the thatch was removed.
This is a very complete example of a mid C17 house, both in its plan form and its
Listing NGR: SS5680010300
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