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Latitude: 50.6532 / 50°39'11"N
Longitude: -3.647 / 3°38'49"W
OS Eastings: 283670
OS Northings: 85023
OS Grid: SX836850
Mapcode National: GBR QN.KBQ2
Mapcode Global: FRA 377B.YVL
Plus Code: 9C2RM933+76
Entry Name: Carpenters vallens Cottage
Listing Date: 1 August 1983
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1163845
English Heritage Legacy ID: 85613
Location: Christow, Teignbridge, Devon, EX6
Civil Parish: Christow
Built-Up Area: Christow
Traditional County: Devon
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon
Church of England Parish: Christow St James
Church of England Diocese: Exeter
SX 88 NW
2/94 Carpenters and Vallens Cottage
2 adjoining houses with a common through passage. Circa early C16 origins,
remodelled in the late C16/C17, the lower end (Vallens Cottage) with C20 alterations.
Rendered cob and stone rubble slate roof, gabled at ends, end stacks and axial
stack, the latter with a granite shaft.
Plan: Very small 3 room and through passage plan, lower end (Vallens Cottage) to the
right, hall stack backing onto pasage. The house originated as an open hall and the
room over the inner room jetties into the hall ; newel stair adjacent to hall stack,
second stair rises from hall against rear wall of inner room ; a rear left lean-to is
probably an C18 or C19 addition. Lower end not inspected at time of survey (1987).
Flat-roofed 2 storey C20 addition to rear of Vallens Cottage.
Exterior: 2 storeys. Asymmetrical - window front with 2 doorways on the front, the
cross passage open with access to Carpenters from it. Fenestration of C19 and C20
Interior: The granite ashlar back of the hall stack shows in the cross passage the
remainder of the wall of plank and muntin screen ; rear doorway to passage consists
of 2 curved timber blades forming pointed arched doorframe. The hall in Carpenters
has an open fireplace with a hollow-chamfered jamb and lintel, the other jamb a re-
used farm roller. A deep higher end jetty with chamfered joists oversails a plank and
muntin screen with chamfered muntins with diagonal stops and a chamfered doorframe
with a probably cut back shouldered head to the inner room, doorframe at right end
leads to stair; hall crossbeam is chamfered with step stops. Inner room fireplace
Roof: Not inspected at time of survey but said to have 2 blackened trusses, one at
each end of the hall, ridge and rafters missing. The upper end truss has been a
partition truss with some blacking on the inner room side (Laithwaite).
An unusually small medieval house, group value with Lane End and Leigh Cottage.
Laithwaite, M. Unpublished notes on Carpenters.
Listing NGR: SX8367085023
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