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Church House Inn

A Grade II Listed Building in Churchstow, Devon

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Latitude: 50.2987 / 50°17'55"N

Longitude: -3.8099 / 3°48'35"W

OS Eastings: 271190

OS Northings: 45873

OS Grid: SX711458

Mapcode National: GBR QD.XR0L

Mapcode Global: FRA 28X7.MK9

Entry Name: Church House Inn

Listing Date: 28 July 1989

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1108149

English Heritage Legacy ID: 99524

Location: Churchstow, South Hams, Devon, TQ7

County: Devon

District: South Hams

Civil Parish: Churchstow

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

Church of England Parish: Churchstow St Mary

Church of England Diocese: Exeter

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Listing Text

SX 74 NW
5/79 Church House Inn
Inn. C16 or C17, with C19 fenestration and C20 additions and modifications.
Slate-stone, some slate-hanging, rendered or brick stacks, slate roofs. The
present inn encompasses the original Church Ale House with cross-passage, 3-room
plan; to the left were 4 cottages, now incorporated. Front is two storeys, no
cellar located; 1:1:4 windows, mainly 2-light casements, some with glazing bars,
but central light to arch in single stone over leaded Y-tracery casement set in
deeper opening, formerly a door approached by external stone stair, for which
some evidence in walling. Below this plank and nail-head door in voussoired
arch to hood on brackets. Lean-to at right has two small sashes, and another on
return wall, under plain gable with large square stack, rendered to upper part;
coped gable, but plain at left end, at change in roof level. Coved cornice to
main block. Small lateral stack, raised in brick between bays 1 and 2 of main
block. Cottages left, included 2 close-set casements, one of which in former
doorway; left return includes 2 former doors one now window. Large square stack
to hipped end, this part of roof lower than to main block. The back has at left
end a section of slate-hanging with deep 2-light glazing-bar casement, above
door. To right, roof sweeps down to 2 casements at eaves, large stack on line
of original back wall and a large C20 extension, not of special interest. Right
end has two 2-light casements at each level; upper level rendered, over thin
bedded slate stone. Interior: Ground floor has 7 main transverse chamfered
beams, rough finished and without stops. At the right hand end a large full
width fireplace with flat 4-centred arch on stone jambs, the right end with a
cut stone corbel on 2 courses of freestone. Back has bread oven or coving
chamber with cast iron door. The lateral fireplace, left of entry, has heavy
granite lintel. The ground plan much modified in C20, now one large open
space. Wood spiral stair at right end, by large fireplace. Corridor at first
floor, back has remains of 2-light arched C16 window, now blocked. Roof to main
block is 6-bay A-frame pegged, 2 very flat purlins; outer roof raised above

Listing NGR: SX7119045873

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