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The Old Workhouse

A Grade II Listed Building in Slapton, Devon

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Latitude: 50.2933 / 50°17'35"N

Longitude: -3.6578 / 3°39'27"W

OS Eastings: 282012

OS Northings: 45015

OS Grid: SX820450

Mapcode National: GBR QP.91XP

Mapcode Global: FRA 3878.0V4

Plus Code: 9C2R78VR+8V

Entry Name: The Old Workhouse

Listing Date: 25 March 1991

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1163828

English Heritage Legacy ID: 99872

Location: Slapton, South Hams, Devon, TQ7

County: Devon

District: South Hams

Civil Parish: Slapton

Built-Up Area: Slapton

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

Church of England Parish: Slapton St James the Great

Church of England Diocese: Exeter

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11/86 The Old Workhouse


Workhouse, now private house. Dated 1822, converted into house probably in
C20. Local slate rubble. Asbestos tile roof with gabled ends. 2 lateral
stacks at back, one truncated, the other with rendered and heightened shaft
with yellow clay louvred pots.
Plan: Rectangular plan, original internal arrangement uncertain but there
appear to be two rooms with lateral fireplaces at the back and a central
entrance at the front. In the C20 a large extension was built at the rear.
Exterior: 3 storeys. Symmetrical 3-window front the windows and doorway
displaced slightly to the right. Small window openings, smaller at the top,
with cambered stone arches, slate sills and late C19 or C20 2-light
casements with glazing bars. The centre second floor window has keystone
inscribed "1822 W.A.". Central doorway with C20 glazed door and canopy.
The right hand end abuts Brook Cottage and the left hand end has C20 glazed
door on right, 2-light casement to left and small C20 window in gable. At
the rear a C20 2-storey slate hung extension.
Interior: Not inspected. There are lateral fireplaces at the back of each
room, one with cambered timber lintel, the other has a brick arch.
Said to have been built from the rent of the curate's house, now Old Walls

Listing NGR: SX8200645017

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