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53 and 55, New Street

A Grade II Listed Building in Chagford, Devon

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Latitude: 50.6704 / 50°40'13"N

Longitude: -3.8395 / 3°50'22"W

OS Eastings: 270110

OS Northings: 87253

OS Grid: SX701872

Mapcode National: GBR QB.Z3FX

Mapcode Global: FRA 27V9.G23

Entry Name: 53 and 55, New Street

Listing Date: 16 September 1987

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1147470

English Heritage Legacy ID: 94685

Location: Chagford, West Devon, Devon, TQ13

County: Devon

District: West Devon

Civil Parish: Chagford

Built-Up Area: 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


6/156 Nos 53 and 55


Pair of cottages. Probably late C18 - early C19 with C20 rear extensions. Plastered
granite stone rubble; granite stacks with granite ashlar chimney shafts; slate roof
with pierced crested ridge tiles (probably thatch originally).
Plan: pair of contemporary 1-room plan cottages with a passageway between, and
facing east onto the street. No 53 is that to the right (north) and it has an axial
stack backing onto the passage. No 55, on the left, has a stack in the end wall.
Both originally had winder stairs rising alongside the stacks, and their doors led
off the passage. Both have C20 extensions to rear. No 55 has the extra chamber over
the passage. 2 storeys.
Exterior: overall symmetrical 3-window front of C20 casements with glazing bars.
Central passageway has a solid timber frame containing a C20 plank door and there is
a similar frame at the rear end. Roof butts those of the adjoining properties each
Interior: each ground floor room has a plain soffit-chamfered axial beam and both
fireplaces are blocked by C20 grates. Roof is inaccessible although the feet of the
principals show. Their scantling is large enough to suggest that the A-frame trusses
are original.
It is unusual for a pair of such small cottages to survive so complete. Furthermore
they form part of a group of listed buildings along the west side of New Street.

Listing NGR: SX7011087253

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

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