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Latitude: 50.8235 / 50°49'24"N
Longitude: -3.3421 / 3°20'31"W
OS Eastings: 305562
OS Northings: 103517
OS Grid: ST055035
Mapcode National: GBR LQ.XF3L
Mapcode Global: FRA 36WX.HT2
Plus Code: 9C2RRMF5+95
Entry Name: Normans Green House
Listing Date: 24 October 1988
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1162652
English Heritage Legacy ID: 86895
Location: Plymtree, East Devon, Devon, EX15
District: East Devon
Civil Parish: Plymtree
Traditional County: Devon
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon
Church of England Parish: Plymtree St John the Baptist
Church of England Diocese: Exeter
PLYMTREE NORMANS GREEN
ST 00 SE
3/139 Normans Green House
House. Mid C17, renovated in the mid C19, modernised circa 1980. Plastered cob on
stone rubble footings, part is all stone rubble; stone rubble or cob stacks topped
with C19 and C20 brick; thatch roof.
Plan: 4-room-and-through-passage plan facing north towards the crossroads. The
left (east) end room is the stone section; it is a C19 service extension. Next to
it is a parlour with an axial stack backing onto the service room. There is a
central passage in from the back and it contains the main stair. The front doorway
is a little further right behind an unheated service room (probably the buttery or
dairy). At the right (west) end is the kitchen with a gable-end stack. A broad
curving turret projects to front and it is used as a pantry. The partition has been
removed between the kitchen and service room. This plan is the result of a C19
turnabout. The original kitchen was the left room and the original parlour was at
the right end. Then the turret at the front housed a newel stair and the front
doorway was at the front end of the passage.
Exterior: there are few front windows, a C20 bay window left of centre, and the
other 2 are C18 or C19 casements containing rectangular panes of leaded glass.
There are more windows to rear and they are C20 casements with glazing bars. The
front doorway (in its C19 position, right of centre) contains a C20 plank door
behind a contemporary thatch-roofed porch. The roof has a steep half hip to left
and is gable-ended to right.
Interior: in the present parlour/former kitchen there is no crossbeam. The kitchen
fireplace is now exposed. It is not original, it is probably C18 and is built of
brick and has a replacement oak lintel. There is a brick oven at the back and
alongside to left a well-preserved brick cream oven. The joinery and detail of the
passage is wholly mid C19. The former parlour at the right end. The crossbeam here
is original; chamfered with roll stops. The fireplace is blocked but part of its
oak lintel is exposed (there is said to be a smaller fireplace hidden in the chamber
above). Roof of side-pegged jointed cruck trusses.
Listing NGR: ST0556203517
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