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Latitude: 50.9956 / 50°59'44"N
Longitude: -4.0726 / 4°4'21"W
OS Eastings: 254651
OS Northings: 123846
OS Grid: SS546238
Mapcode National: GBR KQ.KG4B
Mapcode Global: FRA 26CH.16W
Entry Name: Lower Delworthy
Listing Date: 16 February 1989
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1104960
English Heritage Legacy ID: 91887
Location: Yarnscombe, Torridge, Devon, EX31
Civil Parish: Yarnscombe
Traditional County: Devon
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon
Church of England Parish: Yarnscombe St Andrew
Church of England Diocese: Exeter
SS 52 SE
3/271 Lower Delworthy
House. Late medieval with circa early C17 alterations and extension. Colourwashed
and rendered, probably cob on stone footings; thatched roof with a plain ridge,
gabled at ends; left end stack, front lateral stack to left of centre, stack to
Plan: Single depth main range, 3 rooms wide with a later rear outshut. The 2 right
hand rooms originated as a 2 room plan medieval open hall house, open from end to
end, presumably with a passage entrance, lower end to the right. The lower end of
the house was floored first, the hall later with the front lateral stack added. The
left hand room is a C17 addition with a rear stair outshut, the addition of which has
involved breaking through the end wall of the earlier house. The lower end room
appears to have been slightly truncated.
Exterior: 2 storeys. Asymmetrical 4 window front with a C20 lean-to porch to left
of centre, directly into the centre room. C20 fenestration of 2-light timber
Interior: The centre room has chamfered stopped crossbeams and both stacks have
chamfered stopped lintels, the jambs of the left hand fireplace have been rebuilt.
C17 chamfered stopped doorframe to the stair on the first floor.
Roof: The medieval roof structure survives intact, complete with sooted thatch and
battens. The main trusses have principals with curved feet, peaked collars mortised
into the principals which are mortised at the apex with a diagonally-set ridge. The
thick crosswall marking the left end of the medieval house is sooted on the right
side and the closed truss between the higher and lower ends of the medieval house is
sooted on the left side. A vertical post in this truss is sooted on both sides,
suggesting a partial infill of the truss before it was closed completely. There is
no main truss over the left end room but the scantling of the purlins suggests a late
A traditional house of medieval origins. The completeness of the medieval roof is of
Listing NGR: SS5465123846
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