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A Grade II Listed Building in South Zeal, Devon

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Latitude: 50.7261 / 50°43'34"N

Longitude: -3.9133 / 3°54'47"W

OS Eastings: 265055

OS Northings: 93578

OS Grid: SX650935

Mapcode National: GBR Q7.8NJK

Mapcode Global: FRA 27P5.97P

Plus Code: 9C2RP3GP+CM

Entry Name: Crossways

Listing Date: 4 July 1985

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1171157

English Heritage Legacy ID: 95033

Location: South Tawton, West Devon, Devon, EX20

County: Devon

Civil Parish: South Tawton

Built-Up Area: South Zeal

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

Church of England Parish: South Tawton St Andrew

Church of England Diocese: Exeter

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House. Early C16 with major later C16 and C17 improvements, part rebuilt in the C19
and all modernised in 1985. Plastered walls, probably granite stone rubble, maybe
with cob; stone rubble stacks with plastered brick stacks; asbestos slate roof,
formerly thatch.
Plan and development: 3-room-and-through-passage plan house built along the
streetfront, down the hillslope and facing north-east. Unheated inner room uphill
at the right end. Hall has a large axial stack backing onto the passage. Service
end room has an end stack backing onto the adjoining property that end. Although an
internal inspection was not possible at the time of this survey the previous list
description makes it plain that the original house was a late medieval open hall
house divided by low partitions and heated by an open hearth fire. Around the mid
C16 an inner room chamber was built jettying out into the upper end of the hall.
Hall fireplace probably inserted in the late C16 and hall was floored over in the
C19 and C20 casements with glazing bars. Passage front doorway is roughly central
and now contains a C20 door under a contemporary flat-roofed hood. Roof is gable-
Interior: was not availabe for inspection at the time of this survey but the
previous list description describes the following; a hall roof carried on a massive
jointed crucks with cambered collars and smoke-blackened from the open hearth fire,
oak plank-and-muntin screen at upper end of hall with curving ends of inner room
joists producing internal jetty, granite ashlar hall fireplace and C17 hall
South Zeal is special being one of the few medieval boroughs in Devon where a high
number of C16 and C17 houses still survive.

Listing NGR: SX6505593578

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