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Post Office Cottage the Post Office

A Grade II Listed Building in Broadhembury, Devon

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Latitude: 50.8357 / 50°50'8"N

Longitude: -3.2779 / 3°16'40"W

OS Eastings: 310106

OS Northings: 104799

OS Grid: ST101047

Mapcode National: GBR LS.WRDK

Mapcode Global: FRA 460W.QS6

Plus Code: 9C2RRPPC+7R

Entry Name: Post Office Cottage the Post Office

Listing Date: 22 February 1955

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1204297

English Heritage Legacy ID: 87045

Location: Broadhembury, East Devon, Devon, EX14

County: Devon

Civil Parish: Broadhembury

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

Church of England Parish: Broadhembury St Andrew, Apostle and Martyr

Church of England Diocese: Exeter

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5/43 The Post Office and Post Office
22.2.55 Cottage


Estate house, partly in use as the Post Office. C17 or earlier origins, perhaps
originally one build with Potters, a late medieval house adjoining at the left, C20
renovations, including some repartitioning. Creamwashed rendered cob on stone rubble
footings; thatched roof with a plain ridge, gabled at ends; end stack and rear
lateral stack.
Plan: Single depth main range, originally 3 rooms wide with a C19 or C20 through
passage taken out of the centre room and a rounded stair projection off the passage.
Single storey rear wing at right angles to the left.
Exterior: 2 storeys. Asymmetrical 3 window front, the eaves thatch eyebrowed over
the front door with a thatched porch hood, approximately central. Glazed C20 door to
the Post Office at the left with diamond panes, tall 4-light C20 window to the right
of the Post Office door also with diamond panes. 2 ground floor 3-light C19 or C20
timber casements with glazing bars; 3 first floor 2-light C19 or C20 casements, 2
with square leaded panes. Gothic 'D' for Drewe, the family name of the owner of the
Broadhembury Estate, above the Post Office window.
Interior: The centre room (partly divided by the passage) has a fine ceiling of
moulded intersecting beams. The right hand room has a chamfered stopped axial beam.
The partition that divides the right hand room from the centre room has timber studs.
Winder timber stair in the rear projection:
Roof: Not inspected as the attic is said to be entirely boxed in. One of a group of
houses in an outstanding and unspoiled estate village.

Listing NGR: ST1011004798

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