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Latitude: 50.5099 / 50°30'35"N
Longitude: -3.5853 / 3°35'7"W
OS Eastings: 287688
OS Northings: 68992
OS Grid: SX876689
Mapcode National: GBR QS.F8HZ
Mapcode Global: FRA 37CQ.520
Plus Code: 9C2RGC57+XV
Entry Name: Barn Owl Inn
Listing Date: 17 July 1987
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1164848
English Heritage Legacy ID: 84863
Location: Kingskerswell, Teignbridge, Devon, TQ12
Civil Parish: Kingskerswell
Built-Up Area: Kingskerswell
Traditional County: Devon
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon
Church of England Parish: Kingskerswell St Mary
Church of England Diocese: Exeter
SX 86 NE KINGSKERSWELL ALLER ROAD, Aller
3/154 Barn Owl Inn
Inn, originally farmhouse. C17 with late C17, C18 and C19/C20 additions, much
altered in C20. Rendered rubble and cob walls. Asbestos slate roof, gabled to
left and to rear wing, half hipped to right. Rendered brick stack at left hand
gable end and axial to left of centre. Rear lateral rendered rubble stack and
projecting gable end stack to rear wing, both have brick shafts.
Originally 3-room and through passage plan with hall heated by rear lateral stack
and lower room (to left) by gable end stack. Extended by 1 room at lower end in
late C17, probably at this stage front wall of hall, passage and lower room built
out. Probably C18 heated wing added at rear of lower room. C19/C20 outshuts at
rear of hall/inner room. The original room layout was much altered in later C20
when the house was converted to an inn : passage was removed and also hall/inner
2 storeys. Asymmetrical 6-window front; original block to right, right hand end of
which is recessed. Taller late C17 block to left, roof may have been raised; this
has 2-window front of C20 3-light casements with glazing bars, slight projection
between the windows. Main section has 2-light C20 casements on first floor, far
right is 1 light. 3 & 4 lights on ground floor, left hand ground floor window has
C20 reproduction hoodmould above. C20 part glazed door to left of centre.
Interior: hall fireplace has ovolo moulded wooden lintel with hollow step stops.
Chamfered cross beams with run-out stops. Left-hand room in addition has good
quality late C17 2-panel plaster ceiling. Each panel has central oval wreath of bay
leaves with stylised flower at the centre. Thin-ribbed panels at each corner.
Coved cornice of acanthus leaves. This room was reputedly originally panelled.
The interest of this building lies chiefly in the complete good quality late C17
plaster ceiling whose existence is disguised by the considerably altered exterior.
Listing NGR: SX8768868992
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