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Latitude: 50.8949 / 50°53'41"N
Longitude: -4.0389 / 4°2'20"W
OS Eastings: 256706
OS Northings: 112587
OS Grid: SS567125
Mapcode National: GBR KR.RYFS
Mapcode Global: FRA 26FQ.VQX
Plus Code: 9C2QVXV6+XC
Entry Name: West Iddlecott
Listing Date: 10 March 1988
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1162741
English Heritage Legacy ID: 90852
Location: Dolton, Torridge, Devon, EX19
Civil Parish: Dolton
Traditional County: Devon
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon
Church of England Parish: Dolton St Edmund
Church of England Diocese: Exeter
13/59 West Iddlecott
House, formerly farmhouse. Possibly late medieval origins but the building cannot
be precisely dated earlier than late C16 with C17 additions. Rendered rubble and
cob walls. Gable-ended thatch roof. 2 brick stacks - 1 axial and one at right
gable-end on projecting rendered rubble base.
Plan: originally 3-room-and-through-passage plan, lower end to the left has been
demolished and rebuilt as an outbuilding. The hall stack backs onto the passage.
There is a large inner room heated by a gable-end stack which may have been extended
in the early C17 coinciding possibly with the addition of a rear wing behind the
hall which seems to have been unheated. An early C20 leanto was added against its
left-hand side. It is possible that the building originated as an open hall house
but this could not be proved without an inspection of the roof-space for smoke-
blackening which was not possible at the time of the survey; there is evidence,
however, of an early roof structure.
Exterior: 2 storeys. Asymmetrical 4-window front of 12-pane later C19 sashes apart
from an early C19 one on the ground floor and a contemporary 20 pane sash on the 1st
floor to the right. Above the 1st floor windows are gable with decorative C19
bargeboards. C19 6 panelled door to right of centre behind latticed wooden porch
with similar bargeboard. Doorway to passage at left-hand end with lower outbuilding
beyond it. Rear wing, set back from right-hand end has early C19 horizontal sliding
8-pane sashes and an C18 square section 2-light mullion on the outer face. C20
leanto porch in angle between wing and main range.
Interior: passage has small chamfered square-headed wooden doorframe at its lower
side. Heading into the hall from it is an early to mid C17 ovolo-moulded wooden
doorframe. Hall has fireplace with chamfered wooden lintel and chamfered ceiling
beams. Inner room has plank and muntin screen, probably C16 and possibly reused,
which has chamfered unstopped muntins and mason's mitres to the headbeam. At rear
of hall is peaked head chamfered wooden doorframe to wing which also chamfered
Roof structures: over main range consists of substantial principal rafters, the
feet of which are not visible, with threaded purlins and a morticed collar. Roof
space not accessible at time of inspection so it was impossible to check for smoke-
blackening but this may well exist.
Listing NGR: SS5670612587
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