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Old Mother Hubbards Restaurant

A Grade II Listed Building in Yealmpton, Devon

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Latitude: 50.3487 / 50°20'55"N

Longitude: -3.9964 / 3°59'47"W

OS Eastings: 258058

OS Northings: 51775

OS Grid: SX580517

Mapcode National: GBR Q3.8K8D

Mapcode Global: FRA 28J3.T1G

Plus Code: 9C2R82X3+FC

Entry Name: Old Mother Hubbards Restaurant

Listing Date: 2 June 1977

Last Amended: 19 July 1984

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1108556

English Heritage Legacy ID: 100496

ID on this website: 101108556

Location: Yealmpton, South Hams, Devon, PL8

County: Devon

District: South Hams

Civil Parish: Yealmpton

Built-Up Area: Yealmpton

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

Tagged with: Building Thatched cottage

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4/218 Old Mother Hubbards Restaurant
(formerly listed as Nos 35
2/6/77 and 36)


House, formerly divided into two cottages and now in use as a restaurant. Circa
early C16 hall house with inserted floor. Painted stone rubble with thatched
roof, gabled at west end and hipped at east end over lean-to extension. Large
stone rubble chimney stacks, one at right hand (west) gable end, one on front
to left and another at centre rear heating the hall. Inside there is another
inserted stack heating hall and backing onto cross passage but truncated below
ridge. Two storeys. Three room plan with hall at centre. Doorway to cross
passage with hall at centre, doorway to cross passage with park. Projecting
stair turret to left doorway with thatch swept over porch. Plank door. casement
window with glazing bars. Interior inserted floor in hall has chamfered ceiling
beam. Screen to cross passage and stairs in projection have been removed.
The house has been known as Old Mother Hubbard's Cottage and is associated with
Sarah Martin's Mother Hubbard Rhymes (The Comic Adventures of Old Mother Hubbard
and her Dog"). When staying at Kitley House qv. Sarah Martin is supposed to
have based the rhymes on the old housekeeper at Kitley. House, whom it is said
lived in the cottage. Reference: Peter Holloway, Yealmpton Yesterday, 1981,
page 6.

Listing NGR: SX5805851775

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