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The Retreat

A Grade II Listed Building in Harberton, Devon

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Latitude: 50.3937 / 50°23'37"N

Longitude: -3.7115 / 3°42'41"W

OS Eastings: 278442

OS Northings: 56269

OS Grid: SX784562

Mapcode National: GBR QL.PL71

Mapcode Global: FRA 3830.9VT

Entry Name: The Retreat

Listing Date: 26 April 1993

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1216119

English Heritage Legacy ID: 101351

Location: Harberton, South Hams, Devon, TQ9

County: Devon

District: South Hams

Civil Parish: Harberton

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

Church of England Parish: Harbertonford St Peter

Church of England Diocese: Exeter

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Listing Text


The Retreat (No 2
Broad Steps)


Cottage in a row, probably one house originally. Circa early C17.
Roughcast stone rubble. Steeply pitched asbestos slate roof with gabled
ends abutting adjoining cottages. Rendered left hand gable end stack
with weatherings.
Plan: Single cell plan, the ground floor room and chamber above heated
from fireplaces in a stack at the left end and with a wing at the back
oversailing an access passage which gives access to rear of adjoining
cottages. Probably originally part of a large house which could have
included some of the adjoining cottages.
Exterior: 2 storeys. 1-window front. C20 2 and 3-light casements.
Doorway to right with C20 door and C20 glazed porch.
Interior: Chamfered axial ceiling beam with run out stops and another
beam near rear wall, but unchamfered. Fireplace in left hand side wall
with slate rubble jambs and ovolo moulded timber lintel with run out
stops on large ovolo-moulded timber corbels. Chamber above has
fireplace with similar but smaller moulded timber lintel but not on
corbels. The feet of the principal rafters are straight and the apex has
mortice and tenoned joint. The ceiling of the passage under the rear way
has chamfered joists with hollow step stops.

Listing NGR: SX7844256269

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

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