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A Grade II Listed Building in Bishop's Nympton, Devon

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Latitude: 51.0003 / 51°0'1"N

Longitude: -3.7707 / 3°46'14"W

OS Eastings: 275846

OS Northings: 123817

OS Grid: SS758238

Mapcode National: GBR L4.K6L0

Mapcode Global: FRA 26ZG.QSP

Entry Name: Thornton

Listing Date: 18 October 1988

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1107272

English Heritage Legacy ID: 97582

Location: Bishop's Nympton, North Devon, Devon, EX36

County: Devon

District: North Devon

Civil Parish: Bishop's Nympton

Built-Up Area: Bishop's Nympton

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

Church of England Parish: Bishop's Nympton St Mary the Virgin

Church of England Diocese: Exeter

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Listing Text


6/141 Thornton


House. C17. Whitewashed and rendered, probably stone and cob; slate roof, gabled at
ends; axial stack with a handmade brick shaft.
Plan: Sited facing the village street. A single depth main range, 2 rooms wide, with
a passage entrance to left of centre. The large room to the right, heated by a
stack backing on to the passage, is probably the C17 hall, the smaller room, to the
left, is an unheated service room. A stair rises off the rear of the hall, there may
originally have been a inner room, lost as a result of subdivision: the-house has a
flying freehold with the property adjoining at the right (south).
Exterior: 2 storeys. Asymmetrical 3 window front with a C20 recessed front door to
left of centre. 2-light C19 or early C20 timber casements with glazing bars except
of ground floor left which is a 1-light window.
Interior: the principal ground floor room preserves C17 carpentry; the fireplace has
a chamfered lintel with one elaborate scroll stop, the right hand stop worn away; a
chamfered crossbeam and exposed joists.
Roof: Not inspected at time of survey but principal rafters visible upstairs are said
to be straight (information from owner).

Listing NGR: SS7584623817

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