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Old Beams

A Grade II Listed Building in Newton St Cyres, Devon

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Latitude: 50.7703 / 50°46'13"N

Longitude: -3.5881 / 3°35'17"W

OS Eastings: 288111

OS Northings: 97951

OS Grid: SX881979

Mapcode National: GBR QR.WV2Q

Mapcode Global: FRA 37C1.PZF

Plus Code: 9C2RQCC6+4Q

Entry Name: Old Beams

Listing Date: 26 August 1965

Last Amended: 30 November 1984

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1161983

English Heritage Legacy ID: 96396

Location: Newton St. Cyres, Mid Devon, Devon, EX5

County: Devon

Civil Parish: Newton St. Cyres

Built-Up Area: Newton St Cyres

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

Church of England Parish: Newton St Cyres St Cyr and St Julitta

Church of England Diocese: Exeter

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House. Probably C15 with C16 and C17 improvements and some later work. Plastered
cob on rubble footings; cob and volcanic stone stacks with brick tops exposed above
thatch. 3-room and through passage plan along street, with inner room to right
(south-west end) and later additions to rear. Now 2-storeys throughout.
Asymmetrical 4-window front to road on north-west. Passage door left of centre
with simple trellis porch. Mainly C19 casements; the largest is of 4-lights to
hall beneath mid -C19 bow window with thatched gable over with shaped bargeboards.
The house has a long and complex structural history. Apparently, the earliest part
is defined by the south-easternmost 3 roof bays (over hall and inner room); jointed
cruck trusses distinguished by slip-tenons augmenting the side-pegging of post to
principal, and yokes under each apex. This structure is completely smoke-blackened
suggesting a house originally divided by low partitions. A more conventional side-
pegged jointed cruck carries roof 1 bay further north-east. It too is smoke
blackened. A framed partition over the upper passage screen is smoke-blackened on
both sides suggesting 2 open hearths in second phase. During C16 both ends were
floored and stone stack inserted to hall backing onto the passage. The hall was
floored in C17 by a chamfered beam with scroll stops. Both the small cob wing
behind inner room and kitchen wing behind service room are probably C17 additions.
Some of service end rebuilt in C19. Clearly more early carpentry remains hidden.

Listing NGR: SX8811197951

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