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Lower Living

A Grade II Listed Building in Shobrooke, Devon

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Latitude: 50.7843 / 50°47'3"N

Longitude: -3.6052 / 3°36'18"W

OS Eastings: 286937

OS Northings: 99533

OS Grid: SX869995

Mapcode National: GBR LC.ZSKK

Mapcode Global: FRA 37B0.P91

Plus Code: 9C2RQ9MV+PW

Entry Name: Lower Living

Listing Date: 30 November 1984

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1162384

English Heritage Legacy ID: 96452

Location: Shobrooke, Mid Devon, Devon, EX17

County: Devon

District: Mid Devon

Civil Parish: Shobrooke

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

Church of England Parish: Shobrooke St Swithin

Church of England Diocese: Exeter

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SX 89 NE

5/100 Lower Living
- II

House, former farmhouse. Late C15 - early C16 with C16 and C17 improvements and
C18 extensions; modernised 1976 - 84. Plastered cob on rubble footings with some
brickwork; cob, dressed volcanic stone and brick stacks; pantile roof, hipped each
end (formerly thatch). Originally a 3-room and through passage plan with service
room to east (right of south-facing front). Both service and inner room rebuilt
and extended in C18 and internal arrangement has been altered more than once.
Long, low building now 2-storeys throughout. C16 stone lateral stack projecting to
rear of hall and C18 cob and brick lateral stacks to outer rooms on front. 6-
window front of C19 and C20 casements of various sizes and irregular disposition.
Central 4-light window to hall with position of blocked passage door thought to be
close by to right opposite obvious blocked door in unplastered rear wall. Present
doors inserted in C18. 3 first floor dormers. Interior shows evidence of complex
structural history. Hall with 2 bays of smoke-blackened roof on side-pegged,
jointed cruck trusses. Massive C16 stone fireplace with oak lintel and wave-
moulded surround to rear of hall. First floor low, oak, plank and muntin screen
with plastered frame above is evidence of late C16 - early C17 flooring of hall.
llead beam of putative lower passage screen has C16 stops. Lower end has C18 double
fireplace, roof and beams and inner room apparently extended and rebuilt at about
same time. House said to have housed 3 cottages and a forge in C19.

Listing NGR: SX8693799533

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