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Easton Court Hotel

A Grade II Listed Building in Chagford, Devon

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Coordinates

Latitude: 50.6844 / 50°41'3"N

Longitude: -3.8142 / 3°48'51"W

OS Eastings: 271934

OS Northings: 88768

OS Grid: SX719887

Mapcode National: GBR QD.49WP

Mapcode Global: FRA 27W8.KVR

Entry Name: Easton Court Hotel

Listing Date: 16 September 1987

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1147022

English Heritage Legacy ID: 94633

Location: Chagford, West Devon, Devon, TQ13

County: Devon

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

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Listing Text

CHAGFORD EASTON
SX 78 NW

4/103 Easton Cross Hotel

GV II

The item shall be amended to read:-

SX 78 NW CHAGFORD EASTON CROSS

4/103 Easton Court Hotel

GV II

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CHAGFORD EASTON
SX 78 NW

4/103 Easton Cross Hotel
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GV II

Hotel, former farmhouse. C16 and C17, modernised, enlarged and converted to a hotel
circa 1920. Granite stone rubble, some of it plastered; granite stacks, the hall
stack with a granite ashlar chimney shaft with moulded coping; thatch roof, slate to
outshots and extension.
Plan: the main block has a 3-room-and-through-passage plan and faces south-east. It
is built down a slight slope with the inner room at the uphill left (south-west)
end. It has a rear corner stack (probably C18 but rebuilt in the C20). The hall
has a large axial stack backing onto the passage and the service end room has a
projecting gable end stack of probably C18 date. It may be that before the C18 this
was a Dartmoor longhouse with a shippon in the service end room but there is no
positive evidence of this. C19 and C20 outshots along rear and present stair in
outshot to rear of hall. Hotel accommodation in a block projecting at right angles
to rear of service end room and this was built circa 1920. Since main block roof
was not inspected the development of the house cannot be ascertained although it
seems probable that it began as some kind of open hall house. Now 2 storeys
throughout.
Exterior: irregular 4-window front of C20 casements with glazing bars. The front
passage doorway lies right of centre. It contains a C20 door behind a gabled and
thatch roofed porch. The outer arch has a rounded head made from a single piece of
granite and inside are stone benches each side. It is thought to be C20 but may be
earlier. Roof is gable-ended to right and hipped to left. The service end chimney
shaft is of brick possibly as old as C18 but inner room chimney shaft of C20 brick.
The hotel accommodation extension has a regular 4-window front of C20 casements with
glazing bars.
Interior: only the ground floor rooms were available for inspection at the time of
survey. The rear passage doorway is now internal but still retains its C17 oak
frame with an ovolo-moulded surround. In the service end room the crossbeam was
replaced and the fireplace rebuilt in the early C20. Both hall and inner room have
C17 plain soffit-chamfered crossbeams. The hall fireplace has a hollow-chamfered
granite jambs and a soffit chamfered oak lintel (possibly a replacement). The inner
room fireplace is a C20 rebuild. Roof not available for inspection at the time of
survey.

Listing NGR: SX7193488768

This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.

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