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Latitude: 50.8012 / 50°48'4"N
Longitude: -3.8159 / 3°48'57"W
OS Eastings: 272129
OS Northings: 101749
OS Grid: SS721017
Mapcode National: GBR L2.YT9G
Mapcode Global: FRA 26WZ.C64
Plus Code: 9C2RR52M+FJ
Entry Name: Chanterhayes Including Brick Boundary Wall with Statuette to West
Listing Date: 20 November 1986
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1170542
English Heritage Legacy ID: 96543
Location: Bow, Mid Devon, Devon, EX17
Civil Parish: Bow
Built-Up Area: Bow
Traditional County: Devon
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon
Church of England Parish: Bow (or Nymet Tracey) with Broad Nymet
Church of England Diocese: Exeter
BOW BOW (south side)
SS 70 SW
- Chanterhayes including brick
boundary wall with statuette to
Cottage, 1 of a row. Late C17-early C18, possibly earlier core; C19 and C20
alterations. Plastered cob on rubble footings; cob or stone rubble stack with C19
brick top; thatch roof.
2-room plan cottage facing north with lobby entry at left (east) end. Large stack
in left end party wall shared with adjoining Chanterhayes Cottage and serving back-
to-back fireplaces. C20 service outshots to rear and open passageway at right end.
2 storeys. 2-window front of late C19-early C20 casements with glazing bars and
contemporary plank door and granite steps at left end. Roof is half-hipped to
right. Right end wall is probably late C19-early C20 brick and the stubs of the
front and back walls suggest that the building formerly extended further in that
Unmodernised interior: In the larger (left) heated room the fireplace is now blocked
and the axial beam is boxed in but there is a late C17-early C18 2-fielded-panel
door from the entrance lobby and a cupboard of the same date in the rear wall with a
fielded panel door hung on a butterfly and H-hinges. Roof is only partly
accessible. Central truss is an C18 A-frame with pegged lap-jointed collar but left
truss may be earlier with cambered collar.
Along right (western) side is an early C20 brick boundary wall. Approximately 3m
from front end a C17 statuette is set on the wall. It is painted and is either
moulded plaster or carved stone. Known as the 'Bow girl' it is an interesting and
attractive representation of a young girl with flowers in her hair and hand.
The earliest deed referring to Chantry Hay dates from 1655 (Devon Record Office) but
it is mentioned in earlier documents.
Listing NGR: SS7212901749
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