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Front House Guest House

A Grade II Listed Building in Bovey Tracey, Devon

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Coordinates

Latitude: 50.5948 / 50°35'41"N

Longitude: -3.6719 / 3°40'18"W

OS Eastings: 281758

OS Northings: 78567

OS Grid: SX817785

Mapcode National: GBR QM.GY23

Mapcode Global: FRA 376H.F9D

Entry Name: Front House Guest House

Listing Date: 23 August 1955

Last Amended: 3 July 1986

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1165774

English Heritage Legacy ID: 84508

Location: Bovey Tracey, Teignbridge, Devon, TQ13

County: Devon

District: Teignbridge

Civil Parish: Bovey Tracey

Built-Up Area: Bovey Tracey

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

Church of England Parish: Bovey Tracey St Peter, St Paul and St Thomas

Church of England Diocese: Exeter

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Listing Text

SX 8178 BOVEY TRACEY EAST STREET (south side),
Bovey Tracey
11/65 Front House Guest House
- (formerly listed as Front House
23.8.55 and Cottage)
GV II

Guest house, originally a private house. Early C19, probably incorporating part of
a C16 or C17 building; later addition to left. Solid, roughcast walls, probably
of stone. Tarred slated roofs with clay ridge-tiles; on older part of front range
most ridge-tiles are handmade with low crests. Brick chimneys (the left-hand one
partly rebuilt in C20) on each gable of older front range and on left-hand gable of
the addition. Front range has 2 rooms of equal size, originally with through
passage between them; parlour wing at rear on right-hand side, longer kitchen
wing, including staircase, at rear to left. 2 storeys. Roughly symmetrical 3-
window front; all windows with sashes, of 6 panes in ground storey, and 8 panes in
second storey. Central doorway has wooden doorcase with flanking pilasters and
flat hood on shaped brackets. 6-panel door, the 2 top panels now glazed. 2
windows at either side of doorway. Addition'to left has no windows. Rear wings
retain most of their C19 casements.
Interior: both front rooms and room in parlour wing on ground storey have early
C19 wood chimneypieces; that in left-hand front room with moulded architrave,
fluted half-pilasters, pulvinated frieze with centre plaque, and cornice. Right-
hand room has chimney-piece with plain pilasters and dentilled cornice; ceiling-
beams chamfered, one with a run-out stop. Wooden open-well staircase, at junction
of main range with kitchen wing, has cut strings with thin square-section
balusters. Roof not inspected.
Little Front House and Rose Cottage, also part of Front House Guest House, are
separately listed.


Listing NGR: SX8175878567

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