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A Grade II Listed Building in Holne, Devon

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Latitude: 50.5136 / 50°30'49"N

Longitude: -3.8224 / 3°49'20"W

OS Eastings: 270883

OS Northings: 69789

OS Grid: SX708697

Mapcode National: GBR QD.H1SH

Mapcode Global: FRA 27WP.W33

Plus Code: 9C2RG57H+C2

Entry Name: Tumbly

Listing Date: 27 May 1986

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1107378

English Heritage Legacy ID: 99288

ID on this website: 101107378

Location: Holne, South Hams, Devon, TQ13

County: Devon

District: South Hams

Civil Parish: Holne

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

Church of England Parish: Holne St Mary the Virgin

Church of England Diocese: Exeter

Tagged with: Building Thatched cottage

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4/182 Tumbly
- II

Country cottage. 1926 by Fred Harrild of Totnes a pupil of Lutyens. East and west
wings added in 1930s and west wing extended in 1952. Rendered stone. Thatched
hipped roof at various levels with deep eaves with boarded soffits. The eaves rise
as eyebrows over some of the windows. Rendered chimney-stacks with slated weather-
ing. Picturesque vernacular revival style. Asymmetrical plan and elevations.
Principally a central block of 2 storeys and attic with higher hipped roof from
which rises a stack off-centre below ridge. Lower projecting single storey wings on
east, west and south sides, each with hipped roof. The east and west wings are
additions of 1930s and the west wing was extended on its north side in 1952 with a
higher hipped roof of thatch to match the rest of the house. The north elevation
has a French window with side lights and eyebrow eaves above, ove which is a dormer
within thatch. A lateral chimney-stack to left in lower east wing which has windows
on its 2 corners and a splayed recessed doorway in the angle with the main block.
The west side has asymmetrical elevation, the eaves rising over window with
corbelled slate dripmould, the thatch swept down to left over projection in angle
with west wing with corner window, and narrow back doorway in the angle with the
south wing. Attic dormer in thatch above. The west wing has segmentally curved
eaves over windows on to west and south sides. Timber mullion windows with metal
frame casements with square leaded panes. Plank doors. Interior: Moulded plank
doors. Small brick round arch fireplaces in dining room and attic with moulded
timber mantel shelves. Bronan lived at Tumbly in 1930s and wrote the play Journey's
End by Brown and Sheriff (check). R C Sherriff - Journey's End 1929. Stayed at
Ringmare (S Modlinary) where he wrote Journey's End - stayed at

Listing NGR: SX7088369789

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