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Lower Chichacott

A Grade II Listed Building in Okehampton Hamlets, Devon

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Latitude: 50.7514 / 50°45'5"N

Longitude: -3.9828 / 3°58'58"W

OS Eastings: 260222

OS Northings: 96523

OS Grid: SX602965

Mapcode National: GBR Q3.MW6F

Mapcode Global: FRA 27K3.65L

Plus Code: 9C2RQ228+HV

Entry Name: Lower Chichacott

Listing Date: 7 September 1987

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1105614

English Heritage Legacy ID: 94347

Location: Okehampton Hamlets, West Devon, Devon, EX20

County: Devon

District: West Devon

Civil Parish: Okehampton Hamlets

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

Church of England Parish: Okehampton All Saints

Church of England Diocese: Exeter

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SX 69 NW

5/107 Lower Chichacott


House orignally farmhouse. Late C16 or early C17 with C19 and C20 alterations.
Stone rubble walls with some cob below the eaves on the barn. Gable ended asbestos
roof to house, hipped corrugated iron roof to barn with some thatch underneath.
Plastered stone rubble projecting stack at right gable end with stone dripcourses
and tapering cap. Axial brick stack and brick stack to rear outshut.
Plan: Longhouse derivative plan with barn/shippon at lower left end divided by solid wall
from through passage which is also separated by a solid wall from the hall, inner
room beyond the hall. The hall is heated by an axial fireplace unusually placed at
its inner end. Projecting from the rear of the hall, at its higher end is a newel
stair. Inner room heated by gable end fireplace. Rear outshut added to hall and
shippon in C19, which was extended in C20 and eaves to house raised.
2 storeys. Asymmetrical 3 window front with barn/shippon at lower left-hand end.
C20 casements with glazing bars, 2-light to 1st floor, 3-light to ground floor.
Circa late C19 conservatory in front of inner room to right. Barn at left-hand end
has lower probably original roof-line and a leanto built in front of it which was
extended in later C20 to form an open-fronted porch to the passage doorway which has
a C19 panelled and part-glazed door. Rear elevation has semi-circular stair
projection to left of centre and outshut to its right.
Interior: The feet of straight principals resting on the wall-plate are visible on
the 1st floor and the roof timbers probably date from the C19. The barn roof may-be
contemporary or slightly earlier with rough straight principals which have lapped
and pegged collars. The hall has a granite framed fireplace which has had a more
recent infill. It has a monolithic granite jamb to the right and a rubble jamb to
the left which may have been rebuilt when a cloam oven was inserted in that side.
Chamfered cross beam with no stops visible. The wooden newel stairs have probably
had their treads renewed. The inner room fireplace has stone jambs and a dressed
granite back with a shallow shelf, its lintel has been replaced.
This house forms part of an unspoilt hamlet of early farmhouses.

Listing NGR: SX6022296523

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