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Latitude: 50.6689 / 50°40'8"N
Longitude: -3.8802 / 3°52'48"W
OS Eastings: 267226
OS Northings: 87159
OS Grid: SX672871
Mapcode National: GBR Q8.LC05
Mapcode Global: FRA 27R9.Q4Y
Entry Name: Teigncombe Manor
Listing Date: 16 September 1987
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1146689
English Heritage Legacy ID: 94603
Location: Chagford, West Devon, Devon, TQ13
District: West Devon
Civil Parish: Chagford
Traditional County: Devon
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon
Church of England Parish: Chagford St Michael
Church of England Diocese: Exeter
SX 68 NE CHAGFORD
3/74 Teigncombe Manor
House, former Dartmoor longhouse. Probably C16 with C17 improvements, refurbished in
mid C20. Granite stone rubble with large dressed granite quoins; granite stacks with
ashlar chimney shafts; slate roof (formerly thatch).
Plan and development: former longhouse facing north-east and built down a slight
slope. It had a 3-room-and-through-passage plan with the inner room at the uphill
(north-western) end. The inner room has a projecting end stack and the hall has an
axial stack backing onto site of former passage. A newel stair turret to rear of the
hall has been adapted to a rear porch. The former passage and shippon have been
rebuilt. The passage has been enlarged to large entrance hall with stair. Rest of
shippon converted to domestic use and given an end stack. Mid C20 service extension
projecting at right angles to rear of inner room. Since the interior was unavailable
for inspection there is no attempt to define development of the house. 2 storeys.
Exterior: irregular 5-window front. The 2-window section to the hall and inner room
(the right end) is C17 with granite frames, chamfered mullions and hoodmoulds to
those on the ground floor. However, in the mid C20 the lights were enlarged and the
mullions renewed. The original 3-light windows were made 2-lights and the 4-light
hall window was made 3-lights. A little left of centre is the front doorway of the
former passage. It still contains the original large oak round-headed doorframe but
it has now been converted to a window. This is flanked by projecting stone walls
which carry the roof down as a hood. These walls have been raised in the C20 but
according to a pre-renovation photograph the moulded corbel on the right wall is an
original feature. The window above the passage doorway and 2 first floor windows
over the shippon end are mid C20 insertions. The present doorway to left may occupy
the site of the original cow door. At left end there is a shippon slit window and
there is another directly opposite in the rear wall. To the rear of the passage is a
small granite segmental-headed doorway containing a C20 door and to left is a granite
round-headed window. Roof is gable-ended. Service block has C20 granite mullioned
windows in C17 style.
Interior not available for inspection at time of survey. It was evidently much-
altered during the C20 renovation but C16 and C17 features probably survive at the
hall and inner room end. Roof structure too may be early.
Source. S R Jones, Devonshire Farmhouses; Part III, Trans. Devon Assoc 103 (1971) pp
Listing NGR: SX6722687159
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