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The Poplars

A Grade II Listed Building in Black Torrington, Devon

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Latitude: 50.8291 / 50°49'44"N

Longitude: -4.1804 / 4°10'49"W

OS Eastings: 246542

OS Northings: 105549

OS Grid: SS465055

Mapcode National: GBR KK.X4SL

Mapcode Global: FRA 264X.177

Plus Code: 9C2QRRH9+JV

Entry Name: The Poplars

Listing Date: 26 January 1989

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1105122

English Heritage Legacy ID: 91571

Location: Black Torrington, Torridge, Devon, EX21

County: Devon

District: Torridge

Civil Parish: Black Torrington

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

Church of England Parish: Black Torrington St Mary

Church of England Diocese: Exeter

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7/34 The Poplars

- II

House. Circa early C16 altered in C17 extended in C18 and C19. Rendered cob and
rubble walls. Gable-ended slate roof, corrugated asbestos to rear wing. 3 brick
stacks - 1 at each end and one axial.
Plan: 2-room-and-through-passage plan. Hall to right heated by stack backing onto
the passage but originally open to the roof with central hearth. Original form of
lower room unclear - the fact that its roof truss is dark but not black suggest that
it may originally have been open to the roof but was soon after ceiled or divided
off from the hall. The hall stack and ceiling were probably inserted in the early
C17 and a fireplace to the lower room followed. The shallow 2 storey porch may also
date from the C17. In the C18 and C19 substantial rear wings were added.
Exterior: 2 storeys. Asymmetrical 4-window front of early - mid C20 2-light
casements. Slightly projecting 2 storey gabled porch to left of centre with square
doorway and slit window in either side wall. Early C20 part-glazed door benind.
Interior: right-hand room has chamfered ceiling beam and open fireplace with
replaced wooden lintel. Rough wooden lintel to fireplace in left-nand room.
Several C18 2- panel doors survive on the 1st floor.
Roof: over the hall a smoke-blackened truss survives consisting of substantial
straight principals with threaded purlins and ridge, and cambered collar halved on
with notch joint standing slightly proud of truss. Roof truss over left-hand room
is darkened but not black, its morticed collar is missing and has been replaced by a
simple lapped one and its purlins were trenched. Later roof structure has been
built over tne original one.

Listing NGR: SS4654205549

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