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A Grade II* Listed Building in Braunton, Devon

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Latitude: 51.1111 / 51°6'40"N

Longitude: -4.1597 / 4°9'34"W

OS Eastings: 248916

OS Northings: 136866

OS Grid: SS489368

Mapcode National: GBR KL.BB1L

Mapcode Global: VH3Q7.VB9K

Plus Code: 9C3Q4R6R+F4

Entry Name: Broadgate

Listing Date: 9 March 1953

Last Amended: 14 November 1985

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1107084

English Heritage Legacy ID: 98322

Location: Braunton, North Devon, Devon, EX33

County: Devon

District: North Devon

Civil Parish: Braunton

Built-Up Area: Braunton

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

Church of England Parish: Braunton St Brannock

Church of England Diocese: Exeter

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SS 4836-4936 BRAUNTON EAST STREET (west side)
- Broadgate (Formerly listed as
9.3.53 Broadgate Farm House under
- II* Bishop's Tawton)

Former Manor House, now 2 dwellings. C14/C15 fabric to cross-wing with interior
alterations 1626 according to plasterwork overmantle. Partially rebuilt probably
C19 and refenestrated C20. Cross-wing is at upper end of 3-cell through-passage
plan. Probably C16. Stone rubble with slate roof. West facade has had a right-
angled breeze-block extension added mid C20 at lower end. A gabled right-angled
stair turret rebuilt C19 near to upper end of hall. Between is an outshut with C20
conservatory in front, the outshut now enclosing former lateral rubble and brick
hall stack. At extreme upper end, west face of cross-wing has sash on each floor, 8
panes per sash above 6 panes per sash, projecting rubble stack to first floor
chamber only at upper end with corbelled base. Brick stack at north gable end.
East facade has 2-light casement with flat brick arch over 3-light casement in the
gable end of the cross-wing and 2-light casements with brick arches on each floor on
north face. All C20 fenestration. To right in the angle is an inserted mock Tudor
wooden staircase opening directly into hall with ovolo-moulded jambs and reused
lintel. Plank door with cover strips. 4-light hall window to right with similar
window above, both C20 casements with timber lintels and stone sills. North side
has fine cross-passage entrance. C19 rubble porch with slated canopy. Square-
headed oak doorway with ovolo-moulded jambs with stepped stops. Oak door of plank
construction with cover strips and carved Cl7 graffiti. Above are two 2-light
casements; 12 panes each light with 8 paned horizontal pivot in the upper part. 4-
light window to right of porch with glazing bars. C18 panes each light. Lateral
hall fireplace has slate herringbone design and chamfered lintel with C19 brackets.
Upper chamber has fine medieval stone fireplace with corbelled stone lintel with
rounded corbelled stone lamp bracket each side. Plaster frieze with intertwined
floriated design and Cl7 plasterwork over mantel. Cartouche dated 1626 in centre
with scrolled head and base and fleur-de-lis to each side of human heads and
floriated designs at the corners. Fine medieval roof concealed above. 2 bays with
intermediate trusses. Principal trusses have apex yokes and chamfered arch braces
to cambered collars. The arch braces are morticed into the principals.
Intermediate trusses are raised and chamfered base crucks, with cambered chamfered
collars supporting king posts. The one to east is replaced. Windbraces in the 2
bays chamfered on underside only. 3 tiers of purlins, clasped on the intermediate
trusses. Top and bottom tiers are trenched in the principal trusses, middle tier of
purlins have been halved and threaded. Top purlins are chamfered between the wind
braces. As west gable end of cross-wing has been rebuilt, a bay may have been lost.
South side lower end has cloam oven and plain timber lintel to fireplace at north
end but 4 finely chamfered and stopped beams survive, 2 being partly concealed.

Listing NGR: SS4891636866

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