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Charity House

A Grade II Listed Building in Dartmouth, Devon

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Latitude: 50.351 / 50°21'3"N

Longitude: -3.5795 / 3°34'46"W

OS Eastings: 287720

OS Northings: 51313

OS Grid: SX877513

Mapcode National: GBR QS.R9ZM

Mapcode Global: FRA 38D3.M91

Entry Name: Charity House

Listing Date: 14 September 1949

Last Amended: 23 February 1994

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1208590

English Heritage Legacy ID: 387214

Location: Dartmouth, South Hams, Devon, TQ6

County: Devon

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


673-1/8/89 (West side)
14/09/49 No.2
Charity House
(Formerly Listed as:


Merchant's house. Mid C17 with possible medieval origins;
remodelled mid C17; thoroughly refurbished in the mid C20.
Mixed construction; local stone rubble side walls and
timber-framed front; stone rubble stack to right party wall;
slate roof.
PLAN: substantially remodelled in mid C20.
EXTERIOR: 3 storeys with cellar; 2-window first-floor range.
Front is jettied at first-floor level. Cellar and ground floor
have exposed C17 timber-framing. The descending steps of
Collaford Lane allow front access to the cellar. There is a
wide opening with ovolo-moulded headbeam and jambs containing
a C20 plank door at the right end with a contemporary window
with glazing bars alongside. Ground-floor level has
close-studded timber-framing with scratch-moulded studs. At
the left end there are stone steps off the lane to a platform
in front of the ground-floor doorway. Solid doorframe has
ogee-moulded surround with complex stepped scroll stops and
contains C20 Tudor-style plank door with coverstrips and strap
hinges. Small original single-light window to left with
ovolo-moulded surround. To right an original oriel window with
moulded sill on shaped timber brackets and square corner posts
carved with stylised foliage. The ovolo-moulded headbeam shows
that there were originally 5 narrow forward lights, but now
there are 3 containing C20 casements with glazing bars.
First-floor jetty is boarded and frontage above is plastered.
First and second floors have small C20 windows to left,
lighting the stairs. First floor also has a restored C17
oriel, a smaller version of the one below and second floor has
a C20 three-light casement with glazing bars. Gable above.
INTERIOR: Largely the result of the C20 refurbishment.
Staircase is C20, fireplaces blocked by C20 grates, and no
earlier carpentry or joinery exposed. Roof not inspected.

Listing NGR: SX8772051313

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

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