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Devon House

A Grade II Listed Building in Chulmleigh, Devon

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Latitude: 50.913 / 50°54'46"N

Longitude: -3.8694 / 3°52'9"W

OS Eastings: 268676

OS Northings: 114275

OS Grid: SS686142

Mapcode National: GBR KZ.QZHK

Mapcode Global: FRA 26SP.GCT

Entry Name: Devon House

Listing Date: 20 February 1967

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1152778

English Heritage Legacy ID: 97273

Location: Chulmleigh, North Devon, Devon, EX18

County: Devon

District: North Devon

Civil Parish: Chulmleigh

Built-Up Area: Chulmleigh

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

Church of England Parish: Chulmleigh St Mary Magdalene

Church of England Diocese: Exeter

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Listing Text

SS 6814-6914
(west side), Chulmleigh
7/96 Devon House
House. Probably C17 core but heavily remodelled and refronted in C18. Painted brick
facade with stone rubble, cob and lath and plaster to rear. Thatch roof with tall
rear lateral stack heating right-hand room.
Plan: 2 room plan, with direct entry into the larger heated right-hand room, a
passage partition has been removed, the passage originally leading directly to
staircase which runs up behind the lateral stack. C19 and C20 alterations have
obscured the original plan, but a blocked doorway to the upper storey suggests Devon
House and Fernside (q.v.) adjoining on right side were at one time connected and the
shared brick facade suggests they were possibly in single ownership in the C18.
Indeed it is possible that the core of the plan of the entire range is C17, Devon
House incorporating the 'hall' and lower end of a 3 room-and-through-passage plan,
Fernside incorporating the 'parlour' end; and both the principal rooms (ie hall and
parlour) being heated by rear lateral stacks. The C18 remodelling thus involved the
heightening of the range by the addition of the second storey and rebuilding the
facade in brick. It is also possible to judge by the discontinuous plat-band that
the left-hand room may have once formed a carriage-way through to the rear courtyard.
Exterior: 3 storeys. 2 window range. Early C19 fenestration intact to upper 2
storeys, all 16 paned hornless sashes, those to first storey have slightly cambered
brick arches. Brick plat-band between first 2 storeys extends from Fernside and ends
abruptly under the right-hand window of Devon House. Twin 12 paned sashes to left of
C20 door and 20 paned sash to right.

Listing NGR: SS6867614275

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