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South Leigh

A Grade II Listed Building in Down St. Mary, Devon

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Latitude: 50.814 / 50°48'50"N

Longitude: -3.7668 / 3°46'0"W

OS Eastings: 275623

OS Northings: 103096

OS Grid: SS756030

Mapcode National: GBR L4.Y1JN

Mapcode Global: FRA 360Y.6BG

Plus Code: 9C2RR67M+J7

Entry Name: South Leigh

Listing Date: 20 November 1986

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1242603

English Heritage Legacy ID: 442066

Location: Down St. Mary, Mid Devon, Devon, EX17

County: Devon

Civil Parish: Down St. Mary

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

Church of England Parish: Down St Mary

Church of England Diocese: Exeter

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SS 70 SE
3/177 South Leigh

- II

Small house. Dated 1670, extension of 1965. Plastered cob on rubble footings; stone
rubble stack with C19 brick chimney shaft; thatch roof.
1 room, formerly 1-room and entrance lobby, plan house facing south with left (west)
end stack and 1965 service extension on left side.
Main house is 2 storeys with irregular 2-window front of C19 and C20 casements with
glazing bars. Now disused C20 monopitch and asbestos slate roofed porch at right east
end with original oak doorframe behind. Frame has a chamfered surround and is mended
towards botttom. Its lintel has date 1670 carved onto it. Roof hipped each end.
Good interior. Ground floor partition has been removed and the head beam is boxed in.
Crossbeam to main room has ovolo moulded soffit with scroll stops and the joists here
and in former entrance lobby are scratch-moulded. Stone rubble fireplace is partly
rebuilt and includes inserted or relined bread oven. Its oak lintel however is original
with ovolo moulded and scroll stopped soffit. Roof is inaccessible and truss feet are
clad with probably original plaster. Size and shape suggests that original roof of A-
frame; trusses of large scantling.
If this is a complete house it contains relatively high quality detail. Alternatively
it might be the western end of a once larger house. The entrance lobby may have been
a cross or through passage and there is a window at the back which looks as though it
blocks a rear passage doorway.

Listing NGR: SS7562303096

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