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Middle Slewton Including Front Wall and Office Adjoining to West

A Grade II Listed Building in Whimple, Devon

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Latitude: 50.7697 / 50°46'10"N

Longitude: -3.3498 / 3°20'59"W

OS Eastings: 304913

OS Northings: 97548

OS Grid: SY049975

Mapcode National: GBR P5.TT34

Mapcode Global: FRA 37W1.SXD

Plus Code: 9C2RQM92+V3

Entry Name: Middle Slewton Including Front Wall and Office Adjoining to West

Listing Date: 24 October 1988

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1163182

English Heritage Legacy ID: 87000

Location: Whimple, East Devon, Devon, EX5

County: Devon

District: East Devon

Civil Parish: Whimple

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

Church of England Parish: Whimple St Mary

Church of England Diocese: Exeter

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SY 0497-0597
10/244 Middle Slewton including front
- wall and office adjoining to west

Cottage. Mid - late C17, enlarged and refurbished in the mid C19, modernised circa
1980. Plastered cob on stone rubble footings; some of south-east end is Heavitree
stone; stacks variously cob; brick or stone rubble topped with C19 and C20 brick;
thatch roof, slate to rear outshots.
Plan: 3-room plan cottage facing south-west. The largest room is the centre room
and it has an axial stack backing onto the left room. The right end room is now the
kitchen and has a front lateral stack but this is a C20 insertion. It was formerly
an unheated service room. Main stair and former kitchen in rear outshots. Present
layout is the result of the mid C19 refurbishment. The original C17 house had a 2-
room plan; the centre room and right room of the main block. 2 storeys with 2-storey
lean-to outshots to rear.
Exterior: the front wall is blind to right. The rest has a 3-window front. 2 are
mid C19 casements with a margin-pane pattern of glazing bars, the rest are circa
1980 copies. Central doorway contains a mid C19 4-panel door under a contemporary
gabled hood with shaped bargeboards. Main roof is half-hipped both ends. At the
back the first floor windows are horned 4-pane sashes.
Interior: contains mid C19 joinery detail. However the original 2-room plan
contains mid - late C17 carpentry detail. The crossbeams are chamfered, one in the
main room has scroll stops. The fireplace is blocked. Roof is carried on side-
pegged jointed cruck trusses.
A tall plastered wall projects forward from the left end front connecting the house
to a small office, a C19 former outhouse. The wall formerly included a gateway.

Listing NGR: SY0491397548

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