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Latitude: 50.2257 / 50°13'32"N
Longitude: -3.8131 / 3°48'47"W
OS Eastings: 270765
OS Northings: 37764
OS Grid: SX707377
Mapcode National: GBR QF.2B64
Mapcode Global: FRA 28XF.D95
Entry Name: Lower Soar
Listing Date: 19 February 1990
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1108478
English Heritage Legacy ID: 100729
Location: Malborough, South Hams, Devon, TQ7
Civil Parish: Malborough
Traditional County: Devon
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon
Church of England Parish: Malborough All Saints
Church of England Diocese: Exeter
SX 73 NW
8/33 Lower Soar
Farmhouse. C17 possibly incorporating some earlier fabric, much remodelled in C18
and C19 with C20 alterations. Slatestone rubble walls. Thatch roof gabled to
left end, half hipped to front and rear wings. 2 rendered rubble stacks with
brick shafts and 2 rubble stacks with brick shafts.
Plan: originally either 2 or 3-room-and-through-passage plan, lower end to the
left. Hall stack backs onto the passage. At its higher end is a cross wing of
uncertain date since it has no dateable features but probably later C17 or C18,
and behind it is a smaller rear wing, probably C18 or early C19. In the C20 the
internal room arrangement was altered and the passage changed.
Exterior: 2 storeys. Asymmetrical 4 window front with wing projecting from
right-hand end. Later C20 small-paned 2 and 3-light casements. C20 glazed door
to left of centre. The wing has windows on its inner face and a row of pigeon
holes on its end wall. A C19 outbuilding projects from the left-hand end of the
house in an L-shaped range forming a courtyard. The rear elevation of the house
has a wing projecting at the centre and extending from it is an L-shaped section
of wall with a row of 8 bee-boles in it.
Interior: considerably altered but hall retains its large Cl7 open fireplace with
slate lintel and chamfered and stopped ceiling beams. According to N. Alcock's
cruck catalogue there is a cruck roof timber, but this was not seen during the
Listing NGR: SX7076537764
This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.
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