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Church House, Including Outbuilding Adjoining at East

A Grade II Listed Building in George Nympton, Devon

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Latitude: 50.9915 / 50°59'29"N

Longitude: -3.8533 / 3°51'12"W

OS Eastings: 270024

OS Northings: 122979

OS Grid: SS700229

Mapcode National: GBR L0.KX82

Mapcode Global: FRA 26TH.8MN

Plus Code: 9C2RX4RW+HM

Entry Name: Church House, Including Outbuilding Adjoining at East

Listing Date: 20 February 1967

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1107238

English Heritage Legacy ID: 97602

ID on this website: 101107238

Location: George Nympton, North Devon, EX36

County: Devon

District: North Devon

Civil Parish: George Nympton

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

Church of England Parish: South Molton St Mary Magdalene

Church of England Diocese: Exeter

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5/72 Church House, including outbuilding
adjoining at east

House, formerly church house. Probably C16 in origin, C19 and C20 alterations.
Whitewashed rendered cob and stone; asbestos slate roof (thatched until at least
1960, old list description), gabled at ends; projecting front lateral stack, now
enclosed by later outshut, some evidence of left end stack (shaft truncated).
Corrugated iron roof to adjoining outbuilding.
Plan: Sited adjacent to the churchyard. The original plan is rather obscured by
subseqent alterations but appears to have been one large heated room on the ground
floor, now divided into 2, with a narrow unheated room at the right end (possibly the
entrance). The left hand room could be a later addition. An outbuilding adjoins at
the extreme left end, this is probably C19 in date. A small outshut encloses the
base of the lateral stack, the prsent entrance is into a 1945 lean-to against the
return of the outshut - the lean-to was added by the local wheelwright, Mr Ridd,
whose family have lived in the house for 3 generations.
Exterior: 2 storeys. Asymmetrical 3 window front to main range with C20 casements.
C20 door to right of outshut which formerly gave access to the Post Office, present
front door into half-glazed lean-to and outshut. C20 2-light casement windows. The
rear elevation, overlooking the churchyard, has a mixture of C20 and C19 casements.
The outbuilding adjoining at the left end of the range is weatherboarded at the left
end (facing the street) with one first and one ground floor window with lapped glass
and a plank door to the right.
Interior: A massive hollow-chamfered step-stopped axial beam extends the length of
the centre room (now divided). The fireplace is partly blocked but an early lintel
and jambs may survive. The heated room retains a bench fixed to the rear wall and a
late C19 China cupboard with glazed doors.
Roof: Not inspected. Roof timbers said to be entirely renewed when the thatch was
replaced (information from owner).

Listing NGR: SS7002422979

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