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49, New Street

A Grade II Listed Building in Chagford, Devon

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Latitude: 50.6705 / 50°40'13"N

Longitude: -3.8394 / 3°50'21"W

OS Eastings: 270113

OS Northings: 87263

OS Grid: SX701872

Mapcode National: GBR QB.Z3FW

Mapcode Global: FRA 27V9.G22

Plus Code: 9C2RM5C6+66

Entry Name: 49, New Street

Listing Date: 16 September 1987

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1106152

English Heritage Legacy ID: 94684

Location: Chagford, West Devon, Devon, TQ13

County: Devon

District: West Devon

Civil Parish: Chagford

Built-Up Area: Chagford

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

Church of England Parish: Chagford St Michael

Church of England Diocese: Exeter

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SX 7087

NEW STREET, Chagford
No 49


House. C16 with major late C16 and C17 improvements. Plastered granite; granite
stack with granite ashlar chimney shaft topped with C20 brick; slate roof (formerly
Plan and development: 2-room plan house built along New Street and with a
carriageway through the right (north) end. Axial stack between the 2 rooms serving
the larger right room and with a newel stair rising alongside. Although only limited
internal inspection was possible at the time of this survey it seems likely that this
house, like some of its neighbours, was originally built as a 3-room-and-through-
passage plan house. The inner room has been knocked through to create the present
carriageway and the present small left room occupies the site of the original
passage. If so, the service end room has been divided off in the late C18 - early
C19 and was developed as Nos 53 and 55 New Street (q.v.). The original house is
probably C16. Without inspecting the roof it is not possible to ascertain how much
of the original house was open to the roof and whether, as is suspected, it was
heated by and open hearth fire. Nevertheless it evidently was some form of hall
house. Now 2 storeys throughout.
Exterior: irregular 3-window front of late C19 windows, horned 4-pane sashes to the
ground floor and casements with glazing bars to the first floor and there is a tiny
stair window half way up left of centre. The carriageway has C20 double doors. The
roof runs parallel with the street abutting the adjoining properties.
Good interior but only limited access was available at the time of the survey. The
hall has a granite ashlar fireplace with a oak lintel, the soffit of which is
cambered and soffit-cambered. Alongside there is a C16 oak shoulder-headed doorway
to the left room (the former passage). Door to left of fireplace to newel stair. At
the upper end of the hall there is a rubble partition up to first floor level. The
inner room (now the carriageway) is floored over by axial joists which are
cantilevered over the crosswall, their rounded ends projecting into the hall and
carrying the bressumer of a jettied inner room chamber framed crosswall. The hall
was floored over later (probably in the C17) by a soffit-chamfered axial beams. The
joists are soffit-chamfered with straight cut stops. The rest of the house was not
available for inspection but if its neighbours to the north are anything to go by
then it probably has a true cruck truss roof smoke-blackened from end to end.

Listing NGR: SX7011387263

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