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A Grade II Listed Building in Witheridge, Devon

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Latitude: 50.9173 / 50°55'2"N

Longitude: -3.7017 / 3°42'6"W

OS Eastings: 280473

OS Northings: 114467

OS Grid: SS804144

Mapcode National: GBR L7.QD1V

Mapcode Global: FRA 364P.7NW

Plus Code: 9C2RW78X+W8

Entry Name: Ditchetts

Listing Date: 25 March 1977

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1107274

English Heritage Legacy ID: 97484

Location: Witheridge, North Devon, Devon, EX16

County: Devon

Civil Parish: Witheridge

Built-Up Area: Witheridge

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

Church of England Parish: Witheridge with Creacombe

Church of England Diocese: Exeter

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SS 81 SW Witheridge
9/80 No. 4 (Ditchetts)
House. Early C16, floored late C16 or early C17, C17 wing at right-angles to the
right return, 2 further late C18 wings added at right-angles to front. Roughcast
and pebbledashed, probably over a rubble core, straw-thatched roof with a hip on the
wing to the right, brick stack to the left and a brick stack on the right return. 2
C18 wings on front with hipped slate roofs.
Plan and development: open hall house; subsequently a chamber was inserted over the
right end, probably mid C16. In the late C16 or early C17 the whole hall was
floored creating a 3-room plan; a large central room with an axial stack to left
side, an unheated room beyond it to the left which is smaller in size. Further small
room to right of the large central room heated by a rear corner fireplace.
Exterior: 2 storeys, asymmetrical 3 windows, 3 four-pane double-hung sashes, a 2-
light casement with glazing bars to extreme left of first floor, and a C20 casement
to the right of the ground floor. Door opening between the second and third bays,
4-panelled door with a transomlight, door opening to extreme left with paired plank
doors. Rear elevation with C19 fenestration.
Interior: has been much altered in the C18 and C19. Small room to the right-hand
with corner fireplace with a wooden bressumer with chamfer and ogee stops. The 2
further fireplaces on the ground floor with what are probably C18 bressumers,
unchamfered. There are other C18 features on the ground floor including doors and
panelling. The kitchen in wing to rear with C18 cupboard and reused Gothic
Roof: a complete jointed cruck truss survives over the centre of the house, heavy
notched cranked collar, threaded diagonal ridge adjacent common rafters, through
purlins, battens. The whole is heavily smoke-blackened, also the remains of
lightly-blackened thatch. The roof over the right part of the house was replaced in
the C18, simple joinery. The cruck truss is closed, plastered right up to the apex,
with remains of colourwash to the right side, indicating the existence of a chamber
ovr the right (higher) end of the house.

Listing NGR: SS8047314467

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