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The Manor House Hotel

A Grade II* Listed Building in Cullompton, Devon

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Latitude: 50.8573 / 50°51'26"N

Longitude: -3.393 / 3°23'34"W

OS Eastings: 302045

OS Northings: 107340

OS Grid: ST020073

Mapcode National: GBR LN.V676

Mapcode Global: FRA 36ST.V8G

Plus Code: 9C2RVJ44+WQ

Entry Name: The Manor House Hotel

Listing Date: 24 October 1951

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1105901

English Heritage Legacy ID: 95282

Location: Cullompton, Mid Devon, Devon, EX15

County: Devon

District: Mid Devon

Civil Parish: Cullompton

Built-Up Area: Cullompton

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

Church of England Parish: Cullompton

Church of England Diocese: Exeter

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10/92 No. 2 (The Manor House Hotel)
Hotel, formerly a merchant's house. Built 1603 for Thomas Trock, clothier; extended
and embellished, 1718. Coursed rubble to ground floor, also right-hand end wall and
left-hand party wall; timber framed above, under 4 gabled-end slate roofs. The
building occupies the front of a medieval tenement; 3-room, through-passage plan,
with lower-end (right of passage) rear wing; rear extension and front shell porch of
1718. A full, detailed report by John R L Thorp, with elevations and plans, in MS,
dated June 1983, should be consulted before any decisions are made regarding this
building. Parlour heated by left-hand end stack; hall by rear lateral stack; lower-
end by (now dismantled) right-hand end stack; the chamber above the hall was
certainly heated and the other 1st floor chambers probably heated, as part of the
early-C17 design. 3 storeys.
Front: 4 bays, each bay separately gabled; ground floor with main entrance marking
former through passage right of centre now under shell hood on shaped brackets and
Tuscan columns, with panelled reveals. The porch and the three 5-light casement
windows, 21 leaded panes per light, date from 1718. 1st floor: 3 oriels; those to
hall and parlour chambers each of 6 lights; that to lower-end chamber (extending over
passage) of 10 lights; all with ovolo moulded mullions and transom, the latter with
central King-post; 3 horizontal glazing bars to all, with some elaborate iron
latches; attention is drawn to the detailed comments on the ferramenta in Thorp's
report. Oriel supported on scroll brackets and coved between, 1 to each room under
separate gable, all renewed. Scroll brackets support roof valleys. Facade flanked
by stone side walls, corbelled out at 2nd floor level; each bears inscription stone,
'TT' and bench mark to the left, '1603, T.T.' to the right. Right-hand elevation
(Tiverton Lane) retains its original guttering with vine leaf decoration.
Rear with rainwater head dated 1718; brick with burnt headers; large round-headed
window lights stairwell. 2 of the C17 gable-walls survive exposed.
Interior: internal partitions all timber framed; hall cross beam (now concealed)
with double ovolo-moulding and run-out stops; hall chamber fireplace (now concealed)
with ovolo moulded sandstone jambs; C17 newel staircase survives at 1st and 2nd
floor levels; one of the 2nd floor rooms retains its square-headed, ovolo-moulded
door surround. C18 stairwell, stairs with flat handrail, square newel posts, twisted
balusters and moulded closed string. C18 round-headed arch to stairs; hall with
bolection panelling, and - to the ceiling - ogee cornice and 2 arch panels (copied on
the renovated lower-end ceiling in the early 1980s); contemporary plaster cornices
Roof: 4 separate roofs with gabled ends towards street; 2 trusses to each, morticed
and pegged at apex; collar dovetailed and fixed by nails; 2 sets of through purlins;
front bays with wind braces.
Reference: this report is heavily dependent upon the detailed survey by J R L Thorp
(1983); Mr Thorp kindly made the survey available to the- resurvey team (1985).

Listing NGR: ST0204307329

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