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Town Tenement

A Grade II Listed Building in Roborough, Devon

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Coordinates

Latitude: 50.9354 / 50°56'7"N

Longitude: -4.0266 / 4°1'35"W

OS Eastings: 257692

OS Northings: 117059

OS Grid: SS576170

Mapcode National: GBR KS.P7S1

Mapcode Global: FRA 26GM.T91

Entry Name: Town Tenement

Listing Date: 16 February 1989

Last Amended: 7 December 1989

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1147712

English Heritage Legacy ID: 91799

Location: Roborough, Torridge, Devon, EX19

County: Devon

District: Torridge

Civil Parish: Roborough

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

Church of England Parish: Roborough St Peter

Church of England Diocese: Exeter

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Listing Text

In the entry for:

ROBOROUGH ROBOROUGH
SS 5717
19/183 No 1 Town Tenement

- II

The description should be amended to road:-

House. C16, altered in the C17, and probably reduced, in the C18 or early C19.
Minor late C19 addition. Rendered cob, with gable-ended thatched roof. Cob and
stone porch with lean-to slate roof and stone rubble outshut at rear also with a
lean-to slate roof. Brick end stack.
Plan and development: C16 two-room plan facing west (ground falls to right).
Hall with integral end stack to right of front entrance, and unheated former
inner room to left divided from the hall by a plank and muntin screen. There
was probably formerly a through passage and a service-end room to the right of
the hall, since demolished, probably in the C18 or the C19. The front entrance
of the hall, with its porch, was probably inserted when the lower end of the
house was demolished. Winder staircase inserted at the rear of the inner room,
probably in the mid to late C17. Late C19 lean-to outshut at rear. An alter-
native interpretation of the plan would be that the inner room is the former
passage and the former service end is incorporated in the neighbouring cottage
(No 2, Town Tenement). However, other evidence (eg the position of the stack
and fall of the land) suggests that this is unlikely. Two storeys with
one-story outshut.
Exterior: Asymmetrical 2-window front: 2 first-floor late C19 and C20 small-
paned 2-light wooden casements, ground-floor C19 2-light wooden casement to left
and central ground-floor early to mid C20 small-paned window (lighting hall).
Doorway to right with C19 plank door and beaded wooden frame, and lean-to porch
with side benches inside and pitched stone area in front of porch. Ground-floor
wide raking buttress to left-hand end of front wall. Right-hand gable end as
one first-floor C20 2-light wooden casement and ground-floor C19 2-light wooden
casement to left.
Interior: C16 plank and muntin oak screen between hall and former inner room
consisting of chamfered muntins with straight cut stops, chamfered top rail and
doorway to right with later door (mason's mitred joints). Line of former
(later) bench on hall side of screen. Hall has plastered ceiling and C17
cupboards in front and rear walls with panelled doors, cream scalder in rear
wall and a bread-oven in late C19 fireplace. Mid to late C17 L-plan winder
staircase consisting of square newel posts with polyhedral finials and moulded
handrail (small piece of splat baluster remained at time of survey - January
1988). 3 first floor rooms divided by 2 later stud partitions. Old oak floor-
boards and blocked former window above porch (see recess in front wall).
Unblackened C16 or C17 3-bay roof with 2 trusses consisting of straight princi-
pals, collars and trenched purlins. One truss adzed to take plaster, since
removed, and the other truss still plastered.
The house faces onto a courtyard (probably a former farmyard), opposite No 3,
Town Tenement (qv).

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ROBOROUGH ROBOROUGH
SS 5717
19/183 No 1, Town Tenement
-
II

House. C16, altered in the C17, and probably reduced, in the C18 or early C19.
Minor late C19 addition. Rendered cob, with gable-ended thatched roof. Cob and stone
porch with lean-to slate roof and stone rubble outshut at rear also with a lean-to
slate roof. Brick end stack.
Plan and development: C16 two-room plan facing west (ground falls to right). Hall
with integral end stack to right of front entrance, and unheated former inner room to
left divided from the hall by a plank and muntin screen. There was probably formerly
a through passage and a service-end room to the right of the hall, since demolished,
probably in the C18 or the C19. The front entrance of the hall, with its porch, was
probably inserted when the lower end of the house was demolished. Winder staircase
inserted at the rear of the inner room, probably in the mid to late C17. Late C19
lean-to outshut at rear. An alternative interpretation of the plan would be that the
inner room is the former passage (see the jambs of the front window continuing to
floor level and the rear doorway) and the former service end is incorporated in the
neighbouring cottage (No 2, Town Tenement). However other evidence (e.g. the
position of the stack and fall of the land) suggests that this is unlikely. Two
storeys with one-storey outshut.
Exterior: Asymmetrical 2-window front: 2 first-floor late C19 and C20 small-paned 2-
light wooden casements, ground-floor C19 two-light wooden casement to left and
central ground-floor early to mid C20 small-paned window (lighting hall). Doorway to
right with C19 plank door and beaded wooden frame, and lean-to porch with side
benches inside. Ground-floor wide raking buttress to left-hand end of front wall.
Right-hand gable end has 2 first-floor C20 two-light wooden casements and ground-
floor C19 two-light wooden casement to left.
Interior: C16 plank and muntin oak screen between hall and former inner room
consisting of chamfered muntins with ogee stops, chamfered top rail and doorway to
right with later door (mason's mitred joints). Line of former (possibly later) bench
on hall side of screen. Hall has plastered ceiling and C17 cupboards in front and
rear walls with panelled doors. Mid to late C17 L-plan winder staircase consisting of
square newel posts with polyhedral finials and moulded handrail (small piece of splat
baluster remained at time of survey - January 1988). Two first-floor rooms divided
by a C20 partition. Old oak floorboards and blocked former window above porch (see
recess in front wall). Unblackened C16 or C17 two-bay roof with 2 trusses consisting
of straight principals, collars and trenched purlins. One truss adzed to take
plaster, since removed, and the other truss still plastered.
The house faces onto a courtyard (probably a former farmyard), opposite No.3, Town
Tenement (q.v.).


Listing NGR: SS5769217059

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