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Old Traine and West Cottage

A Grade II* Listed Building in Modbury, Devon

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Latitude: 50.3519 / 50°21'6"N

Longitude: -3.8836 / 3°53'0"W

OS Eastings: 266094

OS Northings: 51911

OS Grid: SX660519

Mapcode National: GBR Q9.7B52

Mapcode Global: FRA 28R3.GV6

Plus Code: 9C2R9428+PH

Entry Name: Old Traine and West Cottage

Listing Date: 26 January 1967

Last Amended: 25 January 1990

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1147100

English Heritage Legacy ID: 99754

Location: Modbury, South Hams, Devon, PL21

County: Devon

Civil Parish: Modbury

Built-Up Area: Modbury

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

Church of England Parish: Modbury St George

Church of England Diocese: Exeter

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Listing Text

SX 65 SE
Old Traine East and West
(previously listed as Old
26.1.67 Traine)


Large house, now in two occupations. C16 and early C17, substantial modifica-
tion in C18 and C20. Rubble, slate roofs. Originally a courtyard house, the
east range being the service wing, and the north range, now incomplete, probably
stables and carriage house, possibly with entry to courtyard. The front or
south range was possibly a hall range, with stair turrets projecting at either
end into the courtyard; this range restructured in the early C18 and given a new
facade which remains. By the early 1970s the whole, but especially the 3 rear
ranges, in considerable state of dilapidation (see NMR Photographs). Front
range in two storeys, 2 and 3 windows, all 12-pane sashes in moulded architraves
set flush to stone voussoirs at ground floor and wood lintols to first floor;
first floor window, right end, a replacement to same detail. Bay one has broad
6-panel door to C20 gabled hood; similar door to bay 4, and each set to two
granite steps in semi circle. Left end is half-hipped with a 3-light transomed
casement below a 12-pane sash; right gable has small brick stack, and at rear, a
C20 door in heavy chamfered wood frame. Small ridge stack in C17 brickwork
between bays two and three. Back of this range has square stair turret to each
end, and two 2-light transomed casement, and a double-hung sash with leading,
not glazing bars. This range was probably a three storey structure originally,
with gabled front. A residual hall probably lay to right of the ridge stack.
Left range is in 2 storeys with large external rubble gable stack. West front
has three 2-light over two 2-light casements and courtyard front has good
central C17 plank and fillet door flanked by 2-light transomed casements; at the
north end it is built into the rising ground level. Right, in 3 storeys has C20
entrance and porch at upper level on east side; courtyard front has central C17
plank and fillet door flanked by 2-light moulded transomed casements, matching
those opposite. A short return wing at the north end was former stable block in
2 storeys with 2-light casements, at ground floor with glazing bars, and stable
door; wood modillion cornice. To the left a doorway in remains of walling,
perhaps an original entrance to the courtyard. Interior: Old Traine West has
good bolection mould early C18 fireplace, a cupboard niche with moulded arch,
and some C17 doors with hinges. The kitchen in back wing includes some painted
C17 panelling, and a single large transverse beam; fireplace to solid granite
cheeks and wood bressumer. Good 17 door to stair turret. Old Traine East has
some small square C17 panelling with chip-work, good shell niche cupboard,
bolection mould fireplace with eared surround, and dado panelling. Rear wing
old kitchen with large transverse beam, fireplace to granite cheeks with bread
oven, a second oven externally, with granite linings and capping. A major
mansion house, evidently abandoned in favour of the Traine group of the C19 in
Braunston Street (qv). Traine group of the C19 in Braunston Street (qv). (Nine
photographs of 1970 and 1972; Modbury, Our Heritance, n.d.).

Listing NGR: SX6609451911

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

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