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Bank Cottage and Bank House

A Grade II Listed Building in Chillington, Devon

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Latitude: 50.2732 / 50°16'23"N

Longitude: -3.6949 / 3°41'41"W

OS Eastings: 279319

OS Northings: 42839

OS Grid: SX793428

Mapcode National: GBR QL.YBFS

Mapcode Global: FRA 3849.QCV

Plus Code: 9C2R78F4+73

Entry Name: Bank Cottage and Bank House

Listing Date: 25 March 1991

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1107969

English Heritage Legacy ID: 99985

ID on this website: 101107969

Location: Chillington, South Hams, Devon, TQ7

County: Devon

District: South Hams

Civil Parish: Stokenham

Built-Up Area: Chillington

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

Church of England Parish: Stokenham St Michael and All Angels

Church of England Diocese: Exeter

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SX7942 Bank Cottage and Bank
13/201 House


Pair of houses, said to have been converted from an inn. Circa late C16 or
early C17 origins, extended in circa late Cl7 or early C18 remodelled in C18
and Cl9. Roughcast rendered stone rubble. Asbestos rile roof with gabled
end hipped ends. Axial lateral and end stacks with rendered and brick
Plan: 3-room plan with a through-passage between the left hand and central
rooms. The left hand room has a rear lateral stack and a truncated wing at
the back. The central room is heated from an axial stack backing onto the
through passage. The right hand room has an end stack, a projecting 2
storey bay at the front and a wing at the back with a gable end stack and
external stairs on the gable end to the loft above, between this rear wing
and front left hand room there is a wide straight staircase. Behind the
centre room there is a later single storey outshut.
The evolution of the plan is not clear but the left hand end of the front
range has a circa late C16 or early C17 truss, the 2 storey bay at the front
is probably C17, the rear left hand wing and the truncated right hand rear
wing are probably late C17 or C18 additions and the centre and right hand
end of the range seems to have been remodelled in the C18. It is not known
when the range was divided into 2 houses from what is said to have been an
Exterior: 2 storeys. Asymmetrical 5 window south front. The 4 window part
at the centre and right is Bank House, advanced slightly and with C20
casements and a central doorway with an early C20 glazed door with a gabled
canopy. Bank Cottage to the left has a doorway in a recess with a lean-to
canopy and C20 glazed door and to a 2 storey projecting gabled bay with late
C19 or early C20 2 and 3-light casements with glazing bars.
Rear Elevation: To right Bank Cottage has wing of 2 storeys and attic with
large projecting gable end stack with set-offs and external stone steps to
left of stack at rear now enclosed within a turreted rear wing and between
the two rear wings of both homes a later single storey outshut.
Interior: Bank Cottage (the left room and wing behind); there are no
exposed ceiling beams and the fireplaces have been blocked. Over the front
range the roof has a truss with large principals, mortice and tenoned at the
apex and with holes for threaded diagonal ridgepiece and purlins, there is
no collar. The truss has what appear to be remains of soot which has been
largely cleaned off. The roof over the rear wing has large straight
principals, mortice and tenoned at apex, trenches for purloins but no
Bank House (centre and right hand room) has complete set of 2-panel doors on
ground and first floor. The chimney-pieces are C20. On either side of the
fireplace is the central room are Cl8 china cupboards with fielded panel
doors. The roof structure at this end has been replaced.

Listing NGR: SX7931942839

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