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The Coach and Horses

A Grade II Listed Building in Swimbridge, Devon

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Latitude: 51.0521 / 51°3'7"N

Longitude: -3.9678 / 3°58'4"W

OS Eastings: 262170

OS Northings: 129923

OS Grid: SS621299

Mapcode National: GBR KV.G4MS

Mapcode Global: FRA 26LB.L06

Entry Name: The Coach and Horses

Listing Date: 18 March 1986

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1107641

English Heritage Legacy ID: 98695

Location: Swimbridge, North Devon, Devon, EX32

County: Devon

District: North Devon

Civil Parish: Swimbridge

Built-Up Area: Swimbridge

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

Church of England Parish: Swimbridge St James the Apostle

Church of England Diocese: Exeter

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Listing Text

SS 62 NW
11/211 The Coach and Horses


House probably originally farmhouse, later an inn. Early C16 with possibly earlier
fabric concealed extended in C19. Whitewashed rendered stone and cob. Concrete
tile roof with gable ends. Stack on left end and lateral stack to C19 extension at
right end and tall rendered lateral hall stack to front with offsets. Originally
3-room through-passage plan with bay added at right end and kitchen extension to
rear with slated lean-to roof. Projecting stair turret (staircase now removed) to
rear of hall also with slated lean-to roof. 2 storeys. 4 window range of 4-paned
horned sashes. Ground floor has 3 similar sashes and a 2-light casement at right
end. Near base of hall stack is a small 2-light window, 3 panes per light across
the angle of the projection, possibly inserted when a bread oven was demolished. 6
panelled door to left.
Interior: part of screen survives dividing hall and inner room, 5 panel; wide with
deeply chamfered muntins and to upper part of the panels. Cut away to provide a
serving hatch to the bar situated in the inner room when the farmhouse changed to
become an inn. The hall/through-passage screen has been removed and a settle
inserted along half the length. Rear through-passage doorway with chamfered
surround and old door. 2 panelled door to lower end doorway. A fire in late C20
destroyed the thatch and roofstructure, but jettying at each end of hall suggests a
phased insertion of floors, probably in C17 to a former open hall house. Old
doorcase to rear kitchen has jambs hollowed out to admit cider/beer barrels. Dairy
adjoining at upper end retains some original fittings.

Listing NGR: SS6217029923

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