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Latitude: 50.293 / 50°17'34"N
Longitude: -3.6556 / 3°39'20"W
OS Eastings: 282165
OS Northings: 44981
OS Grid: SX821449
Mapcode National: GBR QP.92HM
Mapcode Global: FRA 3878.1NR
Plus Code: 9C2R78VV+5Q
Entry Name: Holmdale Including Front Garden Area Wall and Gate Piers
Listing Date: 25 March 1991
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1164056
English Heritage Legacy ID: 99896
Location: Slapton, South Hams, Devon, TQ7
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
SX8244 Holmdale including front
12/111 garden area wall and gate
House. Circa early C17 or earlier, remodelled in late C17 or early C18 and
altered in circa mid to late C20. Slate rubble, rendered at rear and ends.
Steeply pitched hipped roof clad in asbestos tiles. Axial and end stacks
with rendered shafts.
Plan and development: The house originated as a 3-room and through passage
plan, the lower left (south) room and inner right hand room heated from
gable end stacks and the hall from an axial stack backing onto the passage.
It is uncertain whether the house was originally open to the roof since it
was so extensively remodelled in the late C17 or early C18 when the roof
was raised, the hall partitioned to form a stairhall at the back and a 2-
storey service wing with a lateral stack at the side was built at the rear
of the lower left end. In the mid to late C20 an insubstantial single
storey outshut was built behind the high end of the house and the partition
between the hall and inner right hand room (parlour) was removed.
Exterior: 2 storeys. Asymmetrical 4-window front. First floor circa early
C19 16-pane sashes; ground floor 3 early C19 tripartite (4:12:4 pane)
sashes with slate sills and wooden lintels. Doorway to left of centre with
C20 plank door and C20 open porch with lean-to roof. Left hand side has
projecting stack, C20 casement and sashes and with truncated stack on side
of rear wing. At rear small casements, hipped roof wing to right and C20
single storey outshut.
Including circa C19 slate rubble front garden area wall with pitched slate
capping, corner piers and pair of square gate piers in front of house
doorway with concrete caps and C20 gate.
Interior: The large right hand room was formed by the removal of a
reputedly panelled partition (plank and muntin screen?) between the hall and
parlour. The hall part has a boxed-in chamfered crossbeam and blocked
fireplace, the parlour has 2 round-headed cupboards flanking the end
fireplace with panelled doors. C18 window shutters. The back of hall and
parlour was partitioned off and a late C17 or early C18 straight-run open-
string staircase inserted behind the hall with splatt balusters, moulded
handrail and replaced square newel post; and a plank cupboard door under
the stair with wrought iron hinges. The through passage has a fielded 4-
panel door to lower end room and a chamfered cross-beam over lower side
partition. On first floor there are 3 good circa late C17 or early C18
fielded 3-panel doors and a plank cupboard door with wrought iron hinges,
but the other doors are C19.
Circa late C17 or early C18 softwood roof structure with collars halved,
lapped and pegged to straight principals which have mortice and tenoned
apexes and purlins resting on backs of principals. One of the collars is
Listing NGR: SX8216444981
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