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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
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1108364
English Heritage Legacy ID: 100957
Location: Ashprington, South Hams, Devon, TQ9
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
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
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