History in Structure

This site is entirely user-supported. See how you can help.

Lower Soar

A Grade II Listed Building in Malborough, Devon

We don't have any photos of this building yet. Why don't you be the first to send us one?

Upload Photo »

Approximate Location Map
Large Map »


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

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1108478

English Heritage Legacy ID: 100729

Location: Malborough, South Hams, Devon, TQ7

County: Devon

Civil Parish: Malborough

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

Church of England Parish: Malborough All Saints

Church of England Diocese: Exeter

Find accommodation in

Listing Text

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.

Recommended Books

Other nearby listed buildings

BritishListedBuildings.co.uk is an independent online resource and is not associated with any government department. All government data published here is used under licence. Please do not contact BritishListedBuildings.co.uk for any queries related to any individual listed building, planning permission related to listed buildings or the listing process itself.

British Listed Buildings is a Good Stuff website.