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Thatch End and Attached Barn to East

A Grade II Listed Building in Blatchcombe, Torbay

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Latitude: 50.4359 / 50°26'9"N

Longitude: -3.6075 / 3°36'26"W

OS Eastings: 285937

OS Northings: 60795

OS Grid: SX859607

Mapcode National: GBR QR.CWB8

Mapcode Global: FRA 37BW.VTL

Entry Name: Thatch End and Attached Barn to East

Listing Date: 10 January 1975

Last Amended: 25 October 1993

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1195229

English Heritage Legacy ID: 383817

Location: Torbay, TQ3

County: Torbay

Electoral Ward/Division: Blatchcombe

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

Church of England Parish: Collaton St Mary the Virgin

Church of England Diocese: Exeter

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Listing Text


1947-1/2/169 (South side)
10/01/75 Thatch End and attached barn to east
(Formerly Listed as:
Nos.1 AND 2
Thatch End)


House and adjoining barn. Early C17 or earlier origins, partly
remodelled in the later C17 with the roof over the house
raised; late C20 renovations. Converted into 3 cottages at one
MATERIALS: Rendered cob; thatched roof, roof over barn
corrugated-asbestos, half hipped at right end, gabled at left
end; stacks with rendered shafts.
PLAN: Single-depth 3-room plan house with 2 rooms to the left,
heated by front lateral stacks and an unheated lower (west)
end room which may originally have been a single-storey
outshut. Possible position of passage entrance between lower
end and centre room. To the left of the house there is a wide
cartway through an adjoining barn which preserves a late
C16/early C17 roof.
EXTERIOR: 2 storeys. Picturesque 4-window front, the eaves
thatch swept down at the left end over the lower end room. 2
massive projecting front lateral stacks with long set-offs.
Doorway to right of centre with slate pentice over as porch
hood. Second doorway at left end, dating from the period when
the house was divided into cottages, has been knocked through
left-hand stack. 4 ground and 3 first floor C20 timber
windows, mostly without glazing bars, but some replaced with
glazing bars at the right end. Double doorway with sliding
internal door to barn to left, loft doorway in left return now
INTERIOR: The barn has the oldest roof: trusses with
principals with short curved feet with mortised collars, most
of the feet of the principals truncated to rear of the ridge.
Some evidence for rear door opposed to front threshing door;
loft removed expect for over cartway. Interior of house
preserves good quality carpentry in the hall, which has a
chamfered step-stopped crossbeam and chamfered stopped joists.
Fireplace with stone rubble jambs and new timber lintel,
perhaps concealing earlier fireplace behind. The lower end
room has rough carpentry and a lower ceiling. Stair projection
off rear of hall, stone stair removed and replaced with
Roof: Pegged A-frame trusses of a late C17 character with
halved collars over the centre and left-hand rooms. The roof
over the right-hand room looks later, perhaps late C18 with
smaller timbers and butt collar. In the roof space an unusual
partition at junction of hall and lower end room - a very
plain plank and muntin construction which projects into the
Sited close to the group of listed items at Lower Blagdon

Listing NGR: SX8593760795

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