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The Old Court House

A Grade II* Listed Building in Ashburton, Devon

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Latitude: 50.5153 / 50°30'55"N

Longitude: -3.7545 / 3°45'16"W

OS Eastings: 275703

OS Northings: 69861

OS Grid: SX757698

Mapcode National: GBR QJ.1TDN

Mapcode Global: FRA 370P.R45

Entry Name: The Old Court House

Listing Date: 10 May 1973

Last Amended: 1 September 1992

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1201022

English Heritage Legacy ID: 376148

Location: Ashburton, Teignbridge, Devon, TQ13

County: Devon

District: Teignbridge

Civil Parish: Ashburton

Built-Up Area: Ashburton

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

Church of England Parish: Ashburton St Andrew

Church of England Diocese: Exeter

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Listing Text


849-1/10/170 (East side (off))
10/05/73 The Old Court House
(Formerly Listed as:
(East side)
Lambel's Cottage (Old Court House))


Probably former priest's house attached to Chapel of St
Lawrence (qv), now a private house. Late medieval, altered
early or mid C17. Rendered solid walls with exposed red
sandstone quoins. Asbestos-slated roof with 1970s horse-rider
ceramic ridge-tile. C17 projecting stone rubble front chimney
to right. 2-room-and-through-passage. Medieval hall to left
with later chimneybreast in gable wall. Service room to right,
converted to heated parlour in C17. House is likely to have
extended further left originally; evidence of former rear wing
here with battered wall. 2 storeys. Approximately centre
doorway with early or mid C17 double-ovolo-moulded wood frame.
Wood casement window with glazing-bars at either side. Early
or mid C17 three-light window with ovolo-moulded mullions in
upper storey to left. At rear of passage a medieval wood
door-frame with sharply pointed arch. To right of it (behind
the service end) a blocked doorway with plain red-sandstone
Interior: stud-and-panel screens with chamfered studs both
sides of passage screen to right has diagonal-cut stops and
shouldered-head doorway; adjoining latter the remains of a
matching doorway. Screen to left originally had flat-headed
doorway about 2m wide, reduced in width in early or mid C17 by
the insertion of 2 scratch-moulded studs. Right-hand room has
fireplace with early or mid-C17 ovolo-moulded wood lintel;
chamfered longitudinal beam supported at left-hand end by a
shoulder-headed post that seems to be integral with the
screen. C19 kingpost-and-ridge roof.

Listing NGR: SX7570369861

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

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