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Stables and Dovecot Approximately 40 Metres East of Painsford Manor

A Grade II Listed Building in Ashprington, Devon

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Latitude: 50.399 / 50°23'56"N

Longitude: -3.688 / 3°41'16"W

OS Eastings: 280126

OS Northings: 56824

OS Grid: SX801568

Mapcode National: GBR QM.W67B

Mapcode Global: FRA 375Z.T6X

Entry Name: Stables and Dovecot Approximately 40 Metres East of Painsford Manor

Listing Date: 9 February 1961

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1108364

English Heritage Legacy ID: 100957

Location: Ashprington, South Hams, Devon, TQ9

County: Devon

District: South Hams

Civil Parish: Ashprington

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

Church of England Parish: Ashprington St David

Church of England Diocese: Exeter

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Listing Text

6/48 Stables and Dovecot
Approximately 40 Metres
9.2.61 East of Painsford Manor


Stable range and dovecot. Circa late C17. Slate rubble with Beerstone window
frames. Grouted scantle slate roof with hipped right (south) end and gabled
left (north) end; dovecot has gable-ended corrugated iron roof.
Plan: Long rectangular range of 6 bays with a carriageway in the bay to the
right (south) of centre. Hayloft above has access in the left hand (north)
gable end where the ground level is higher; at right angles at north end on
higher ground level a large rectangular dovecot.
Exterior: 1-storey and loft. 3:13 bays. Dressed slate segmented arch
carriageway through the bay to the right of centre, with chamfered imposts.
3 windows to the left and 2 to the right have Beerstone cross-mullion-transom
frames, ovolo-moulded outside and cyma-moulded inside, all with dressed slate
segmental relieving arches. The front is partly obscured by C20 outbuildings
the windows are intact.
The rear wall is blind except for the carriageway arch, and a loft doorway to
the left. The north gable end has a large loft doorway with a chamfered
timber lintels. The dovecot at the north end has wide doorway and path,
blocked window with chamfered timber lintels, slate dripmould and large slit
above in gable. Interior: The sides of the carriageway are flanked by stone
rubble walls which rise only to the height of the siposts of the arches. To
the right (south) 2 of the original posts of the 3 bays of the stall are
intact; they are Tuscan timber columns; the partitions of the stalls have been
removed. To the left the loft floor is supported on square section posts and
this end may not have been the principal stabling. The dovecot has plaster
wall inside with pigeon-holes on all four sides and a C20 roof structure.
Roof: Late C19 soft wood scissor-braced trusses.

Listing NGR: SX8012656824

This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.

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