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36, Stapledon Lane

A Grade II* Listed Building in Ashburton, Devon

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Latitude: 50.5168 / 50°31'0"N

Longitude: -3.7571 / 3°45'25"W

OS Eastings: 275526

OS Northings: 70031

OS Grid: SX755700

Mapcode National: GBR QJ.1SMV

Mapcode Global: FRA 370P.Q3H

Plus Code: 9C2RG68V+P5

Entry Name: 36, Stapledon Lane

Listing Date: 10 May 1973

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1201025

English Heritage Legacy ID: 376154

Location: Ashburton, Teignbridge, Devon, TQ13

County: Devon

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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849-1/8/176 (East side)
10/05/73 No.36


House. early or mid C17. Solid roughcast walls (said to be of
cob). Asbestos tiled roof. Large rendered chimney with tapered
cap on each gable-end. Symmetrical 2-room-and-through-passage
with (originally) newel stair in each gable wall, to rear of
chimneybreast; right-hand stair removed in C20, but curved
wall still visible. Left-hand room formerly the hall/kitchen;
parlour to right. 2 storeys. Ground storey has 4 windows and
centre doorway; upper storey has 2 windows, placed close to
centre. Late C20 plank door. Wood casements of 2 lights, or 3
lights in upper-storey right-hand window; each light has 3
panes. Interior: Passage flanked both sides by stud-and-panel
screens with scratch-moulded studs. Each ground floor room has
one full- and one half- beam (the latter against gable wall);
all chamfered with scroll-stops. Both rooms have fireplaces
with ovolo-moulded wood lintels, now underbuilt and openings
reduced in size; left-hand fireplace is said to have been wide
originally with a deep interior. Upper floor fireplaces in
both gables: ovolo-moulded lintel to left, lightly chamfered
one to right. Close-studded partition between right-hand and
middle upper floor rooms. Complete set of 4 original
roof-trusses with threaded purlins and ridge,
mortice-and-tenoned ashlar posts; gouged carpenter's marks.
The 3 right-hand trusses have cranked collars with shaped ends
lap-jointed to the principals. Left-hand truss has a wavy
collar; joints not examined. Timbers dark, but not
smoke-blackened. This is an unusually good example of its type
for Devon, the more so for being in a town.

Listing NGR: SX7552670031

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