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Glebe House and Glebe Cottage

A Grade II Listed Building in Romansleigh, Devon

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Latitude: 50.9701 / 50°58'12"N

Longitude: -3.814 / 3°48'50"W

OS Eastings: 272726

OS Northings: 120526

OS Grid: SS727205

Mapcode National: GBR L2.M1MP

Mapcode Global: FRA 26WK.5XV

Plus Code: 9C2RX5CP+29

Entry Name: Glebe House and Glebe Cottage

Listing Date: 20 February 1967

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1171314

English Heritage Legacy ID: 97457

Location: Romansleigh, North Devon, Devon, EX36

County: Devon

District: North Devon

Civil Parish: Romansleigh

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

Church of England Parish: Romansleigh St Rumon

Church of England Diocese: Exeter

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SS 72 SW
1/52 Glebe House and Glebe Cottage
Farmhouse, now divided into 2 houses. C16, floored and re-roofed mid C17, divided
into 4 small dwellings mid C19, later returned to one house, now again divided into
2. Rubble and cob, rendered and whitewashed, half-hipped thatched roof, stacks with
brick shafts.
Plan: much internal rearrangement when divided in C19; Glebe House to right now
consists of one large room on ground floor with gable end stack and a stack in the
left rear corner, narrow mid C19 wing at the rear with 2 large back-to-back
fireplaces; Glebe Cottage, to left of 2 rooms with central staircase, small room to
left with gable fireplace, room to right with rear lateral fireplace with oven.
Original plan not discernible.
Exterior: 2 storeys, asymmetrical 3-window range on first floor, 5 windows on
ground floor, good C19 2 and 3-light casements with glazing bars. Door opening to
Glebe Cottage to left with a plank door, lean-to porch. Door opening to Glebe House
in the C19 wing at rear, C20 door. Evidence of 2 further blocked door openings on
front, these were inserted when the house was divided into 4 dwellings.
Interior: main room of Glebe House with unchamfered cross ceiling beam, small
fireplace to gable end with a simple unchamfered wooden bressumer, bread oven,
fireplace in rear corner of this room with a cambered brick arch and oven. Glebe
Cottage with central C19 staircase, room to its right with small fireplace with an
uncnamfered wooden bressumer, room to left with fireplace with an oven, this room
witn 2 cross ceiling beams, chamfered with run-out stops, original joists.
Roof: circa C18 roof with 4 collar-beam trusses resting on the wall tops, collars
pegged on at the side, the apex joint a mortise and tenon, the upper purlin in a
shallow trench, the lower pegged to the back of the principal rafter. Scattered
timbers in the roof are lightly blackened, which may indicate their reuse from an
earlier roof of an open hall.

Listing NGR: SS7272620526

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