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The London Inn

A Grade II Listed Building in Molland, Devon

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Latitude: 51.0423 / 51°2'32"N

Longitude: -3.7024 / 3°42'8"W

OS Eastings: 280745

OS Northings: 128369

OS Grid: SS807283

Mapcode National: GBR L6.GRVL

Mapcode Global: FRA 364C.FD2

Plus Code: 9C3R27RX+W2

Entry Name: The London Inn

Listing Date: 20 February 1967

Last Amended: 24 November 1988

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1213511

English Heritage Legacy ID: 398125

Location: Molland, North Devon, Devon, EX36

County: Devon

District: North Devon

Civil Parish: Molland

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

Church of England Parish: Molland St Mary

Church of England Diocese: Exeter

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SS 8028-8128
20/77 The London Inn (formerly listed as
20.2.67 The London Inn Annexe)
House and adjoining outbuildings, now public house. Circa 1700, enlarged in the late
C18 and more extensively in the mid to late C19. Mid-to late C20 internal
alterations. Random stone rubble ground floor with rendered cob first floor and
rendered gable ends. Gable-ended scantle-slate roof. Coursed stone rubble additions
with some red brick window and door-heads, and gable-ended scantle-slate roofs.
Corrugated-iron roof over lean-to porch. Stacks rebuilt in red brick.
Plan and development: House of c.1700 facing south, with plan consisting larger
principal room to left and smaller (possibly formerly unheated) room to right.
Integral axial end stacks, that in principal left-hand room with dog-leg stair to
rear. Probably late C18 continuous lean-to outshut at rear (present kitchen).
Flanking C19 additions, outbuilding to right and large lean-to porch to left. Also
added in the mid-to late C19, set back to the left, a probable former outbuilding
with gable end to front, integral end stack to rear and former stable to its left.
2-storey house, right-hand outbuilding of 1-storey and loft, other 1-storey
outbuildings and 2-storey former stable.
Exterior: House with nearly symmetrical 3-window front; late C19/early C20 2-light
wooden casements. Probably early C20 boarded door with 2 glazed lights, between
first and second windows from right. Blocked doorway to right of door (see straight
joints). Outbuilding to right has boarded door to front, and gable end to right has
loft doorway with wooden lintel and 2-ground floor boarded doors with segmental brick
heads. Former outbuilding set back to left with 2-light segmental-headed wooden
casement to left and reused probably C18 boarded door to right with wooden lintel.
Porch against left-hand end of house with C20 half-glazed doors to front and side.
Former stable adjoining to left with first floor probably C20 3-light wooden
casement, formerly loft doorway (see straight joints below); central ground-floor
late C19 2-light segmental-headed wooden casement and flanking segmental-headed
boarded doors with glazed panels, all ground-floor openings have brick heads with
raised keystones. Left-hand gable end with C19 2-light wooden casement.
Interior: Largely complete interior of c.1700. Principal left-hand ground-floor
room with old plastered ceiling. Old open fireplace with stone jambs and chamfered
wooden lintels with runout stops. Small C18 salt cupboard in wall to left of
fireplace with H-hinges. Probably C18 curved settle to right of fireplace and old
bench along front wall. c.1700 dog-leg stair to rear of fireplace. Pair of c.1700
doors, each with 6 scratch-moulded panels and large shaped openings in top panels
(possibly to create draught for fire), one between ground-floor rooms and one between
left-hand ground-floor room and rear lean-to. Right-hand ground-floor room has
fireplace with C19 cast-iron grate, ceramic-tiled reveals and surround. Old cupboard
to right has pair of 2-panelled doors with H-hinges. Window seat. First-floor rooms
have old oak floorboards and old boarded doors. Five-bay roof of c.1700 and 4-bay
roof over lean to with staggered purlins. Old boarded door (possibly former back
door) between rear lean-to and present bar, with wide planks and old strap hinges.
Reused C17 doorway in left-hand room of bar, consisting of pegged chamfered Tudor-
arched frame with scratch-moulded sides (doorway brought from Ford Cottage (qv) in
the 1960s). Probably C19 fireplace at rear of outbuilding , with wooden lintel but
blocked in C20.

Listing NGR: SS8075028366

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