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Latitude: 51.0001 / 51°0'0"N
Longitude: -3.7709 / 3°46'15"W
OS Eastings: 275834
OS Northings: 123792
OS Grid: SS758237
Mapcode National: GBR L4.K6HW
Mapcode Global: FRA 26ZG.QQL
Entry Name: Porch House
Listing Date: 18 October 1988
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1162856
English Heritage Legacy ID: 97572
Location: Bishop's Nympton, North Devon, Devon, EX36
District: North Devon
Civil Parish: Bishop's Nympton
Built-Up Area: Bishop's Nympton
Traditional County: Devon
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon
Church of England Parish: Bishop's Nympton St Mary the Virgin
Church of England Diocese: Exeter
SS 72 SE BISHOP'S NYMPTON
6/42 Porch House
House, at one time 2 dwellings. Late C17 or earlier in origin with C20 alterations
and modernisation. Whitewashed and rendered, probably cob and stone rubble;
asbestos slate roof, gabled at ends (thatched until at least 1960, old list
description); 2 rear lateral stacks with brick shafts to the main range, left end
stack to south block.
Plan: Sited in the centre of the village, the main range to the right (north) is a
single depth plan, 2 rooms wide with a central entrance; various rear additions
including a wing at right angles to the main range. A second block, to the south, is
set back from the main range but on the same axis. The main range is C17 in origin:
the south block (not inspected internally at time of survey) may be later.
Exterior: 2 storeys. Asymmetrical 2:2 window front, the south block set back at the
left end. The main range has an approximately central 2-storey gabled porch with an
outer plank door and a 1-light first floor window. To the left of the porch a 4-pane
fixed window, probably C19, to the right 2 ground floor windows, one a 3-light C19
casement with glazing bars the other a C20 1-light window with one 3-light C19
casement with glazing bars to the first floor. The left return of the main range
has 1 3-light first floor window and 1 2-light ground floor window, both C19
casements with glazing bars. The south block has a garage door front left, a C20
half-glazed front door in the centre, a 2-light casement to ground floor right and 2
first floor similar casements.
Interior: The left hand room of the main range has a late C17 scroll-stopped
chamfered crossbeam and an open fireplace with a timber lintel which has been partly
dressed-off. No bread ovens were found in the main range during renovations.
Roof: Not inspected, timbers said to be replaced when the thatch was removed.
In a prominent position in the village centre. The present owners have post cards
showing the building thatched and before the garage was introduced.
Listing NGR: SS7583123795
This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.
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