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The Captains House

A Grade II Listed Building in Dartmouth, Devon

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Latitude: 50.354 / 50°21'14"N

Longitude: -3.5778 / 3°34'40"W

OS Eastings: 287852

OS Northings: 51640

OS Grid: SX878516

Mapcode National: GBR QS.R4G6

Mapcode Global: FRA 38D3.FYN

Entry Name: The Captains House

Listing Date: 23 October 1972

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1197549

English Heritage Legacy ID: 387207

Location: Dartmouth, South Hams, Devon, TQ6

County: Devon

District: South Hams

Civil Parish: Dartmouth

Built-Up Area: Dartmouth

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

Church of England Parish: Dartmouth Townstal

Church of England Diocese: Exeter

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Listing Text


673-1/5/80 (North West side)
23/10/72 No.18
The Captains House


House. c1730-40, with some late C18 and later modernisations.
Mixed construction; front is painted Flemish-bond brick,
possibly with stone dressings, side walls are stone rubble and
upper floors of left side wall are slate-hung, possibly on
timber-framing; stone rubble stack and brick chimneyshaft with
pots; slate roof.
PLAN: House end onto the street, one room wide and 2 rooms
deep, with large axial stack between, serving back-to-back
fireplaces. Right-hand side passage with staircase off the
side between the rooms.
EXTERIOR: 3 storeys; regular 3-window front. Plat bands at
first and second floor levels; windows have segmental arches
with keystones and alternate voussoirs projecting. Larger
ground-floor windows contain 12-pane sashes but C20 casements
with glazing bars to the upper floors. Square-headed front
doorway to right contains recessed fielded 6-panel door under
a plain overlight and up one stone step. Plain eaves to hipped
roof and front gabled dormer. Left side is slate-hung above
first-floor level and, right at the back, is a section of
ancient slate-hanging.
INTERIOR: Original stair rising round a tight open well, open
string with turned balusters including blocks. Front room has
probably original moulded plaster cornice but the Adams-style
chimneypiece is probably from later in the C18 (the owner
reports that there is another similar in the room above).
Upper rooms not inspected but likely to be of interest.

Listing NGR: SX8785251640

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

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