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Post Office and Manor House

A Grade II Listed Building in West Alvington, Devon

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Latitude: 50.2807 / 50°16'50"N

Longitude: -3.7915 / 3°47'29"W

OS Eastings: 272454

OS Northings: 43838

OS Grid: SX724438

Mapcode National: GBR QG.4XBL

Mapcode Global: FRA 28Y9.2QR

Entry Name: Post Office and Manor House

Listing Date: 19 February 1990

Last Amended: 21 May 1992

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1170686

English Heritage Legacy ID: 100902

Location: West Alvington, South Hams, Devon, TQ7

County: Devon

District: South Hams

Civil Parish: West Alvington

Built-Up Area: Kingsbridge

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

Church of England Parish: West Alvington All Saints

Church of England Diocese: Exeter

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Listing Text


5/205 Post Office and Kanor House


House and shop may originally have been associated with adjoining almshouse/church house. Probably early C16 or slightly later, altered in early C20. Roughly coursed slate stone walls. Gable ended slate roof with Victorian decorative ridge tiles. Brick stack at left gable end.
fl2n: One room either side of central passageway, behind the left-hand one is a small original projection probably for a staircase. C18 or C19 addition behind shop which now occupies the right-hand room, has become a separate property.
Exterior: 2 storeys. Regular 2 window front with wide central through-passageway which has an original but somewhat decayed wooden round-arched doorway at the rear. Circa late C19 or early C20 tripartite 8-pane sashes on the first floor, contemporary bay window below to left with inserted narrow panel door to its right. The other side of the passageway is a late C19 or early C20 shopfront. A hollow chamfered stringcourse runs across the front wall a little below the eaves. The rear wall has a chamfered stone eaves cornice which extends around the stair projection to the right of the passageway which has a window with a moulded wooden lintel. Early C20 addition in front of this part of the house.
Interior: chamfered unstopped axial beam in left-hand roof. Roof timbers renewed probably in C19 and are very rough.

Listing NGR: SX7245443838

This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.

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