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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
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1242603
English Heritage Legacy ID: 442066
Location: Down St. Mary, Mid Devon, Devon, EX17
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
DOWN ST MARY QUARRY LANE
SS 70 SE
3/177 South Leigh
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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