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Latitude: 50.7099 / 50°42'35"N
Longitude: -3.4545 / 3°27'16"W
OS Eastings: 297397
OS Northings: 91038
OS Grid: SX973910
Mapcode National: GBR P3.1W1M
Mapcode Global: FRA 37N6.G0G
Entry Name: The Maltster's Arms
Listing Date: 19 March 1987
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1164420
English Heritage Legacy ID: 86167
Location: Sowton, East Devon, Devon, EX5
District: East Devon
Civil Parish: Sowton
Built-Up Area: Clyst St Mary
Traditional County: Devon
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon
Church of England Parish: Clyst St Mary
Church of England Diocese: Exeter
SOWTON BISHOP'S CLYST
SX 99 SE
1/32 The Maltster's Anns
Public house. Possibly early C16, but much altered and enlarged in the C18, C19
and C20. Plastered cob on stone footings, with much brickwork to rear; gabled-end
slate roofs. The front block lies parallel to the village street and is a 2-room,
through-passage plan house, now with a bar to either side of the entrance, the
left-hand room heated by an external rear lateral stack with an C18 brick shaft;
there is a wing to the rear of the right-hand room. 2 storeys.
Front: 3-window range; shaped eaves brackets; hornless sash windows to 1st floor
with 3 upper and 6 lower panes; central doorway under moulded canopy on console
brackets approached by 3 steps with simple C19 iron railings; panelled door. To
the left a 3-light casement window, to the right a window bay with rounded corners,
with a 1:3:1 pane C20 casement, and a moulded cornice. Rear wing with 12 and 16-
pane hornless sash windows.
Interior: roof (not inspected); Dr Alcock describes it as of arched brace
construction, the braces deeply chamfered, the trusses about 5'6" apart; it
resembles the roof of the stable block at Bishop's Court (q.v.) this could indicate
that the front range was originally a barn until its conversion to accommodation in
N W Alcock, 'Houses in an East Devon Parish', Trans.Devon Assoc., 94 (1962),p.p.
Listing NGR: SX9739791038
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