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Latitude: 50.7257 / 50°43'32"N
Longitude: -3.9092 / 3°54'33"W
OS Eastings: 265342
OS Northings: 93525
OS Grid: SX653935
Mapcode National: GBR Q7.8PKT
Mapcode Global: FRA 27P5.BVJ
Entry Name: Shelley House
Listing Date: 4 March 1988
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1106015
English Heritage Legacy ID: 95050
Location: South Tawton, West Devon, Devon, EX20
District: West Devon
Civil Parish: South Tawton
Built-Up Area: South Zeal
Traditional County: Devon
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon
Church of England Parish: South Tawton St Andrew
Church of England Diocese: Exeter
SX 6493 - 6593 SOUTH TAWTON SOUTH ZEAL
8/248 Shelley House
House. Mid C17, modernised in 1986. Plastered cob on stone rubble footings; stone
rubble stack with granite chimneyshaft; thatch roof, corrugated asbestos to rear.
Plan: 2-room plan house facing south. Axial stack serving back-to-back fireplaces
between the rooms and front lobby entrance onto the side of the stack. 2 storeys
with C20 service outshots to rear.
Exterior: irregular 3-window front of late C19 - early C20 horned 4-pane sashes.
Central doorway contains a C20 part-glazed door. Roof is hipped to left and to
right it runs continuously with that of the adjoining house, Shelley Cottage (q.v).
Interior: both fireplaces are blocked but each room has an unstopped ovolo-moulded
crossbeam. Roof of A-frame trusses with pegged lap-jointed collars with shaped
According to the owners this was a tailors workshop in the C19. South Zeal is
special being one of the few medieval boroughs where a significant number of its C16
and C17 houses still survive.
Listing NGR: SX6534293525
This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.
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