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Church House Inn

A Grade II* Listed Building in Denbury and Torbryan, Devon

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Latitude: 50.4887 / 50°29'19"N

Longitude: -3.6649 / 3°39'53"W

OS Eastings: 281989

OS Northings: 66754

OS Grid: SX819667

Mapcode National: GBR QN.WL3N

Mapcode Global: FRA 376R.XNX

Plus Code: 9C2RF8QP+F2

Entry Name: Church House Inn

Listing Date: 23 August 1955

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1249793

English Heritage Legacy ID: 431998

Location: Denbury and Torbryan, Teignbridge, Devon, TQ12

County: Devon

Civil Parish: Denbury and Torbryan

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

Church of England Parish: Ipplepen with Torbryan

Church of England Diocese: Exeter

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Public house, probably the former Church House. Late C15 or early C16 with mainly
C20 additions at west end and at rear. Painted stone. Front slope of roof slated,
rear slope covered with corrugated iron. Two storeys, with single-storey lean-tos
at rear. 4-room and cross-passage ground plan, probably originally with hall and
inner room, both heated, to right of passage and buttery and kitchen to left; a
remarkable feature is the original unrestored front door to the kitchen, perhaps
reflecting the specialised function of the building. Main doorway to cross-
passage, apparently reduced in width, has chamfered lintel and canopy with slated
pent roof. To right of it, projecting chimney-stack (to former hall) with set-offs
and tapered top. Doorway to kitchen (now blocked internally) has chamfered lintel
with step-stops; moulded timber door-frame has durn-jambs and Tudor arch head, the
whole set in a rectangular moulded surround. Original plank door with original
iron hinge. The jamb bases mortared over. Irregular fenestration. 2 windows to
right of hall stack, and one to left of each window in ground storey; one window
to right of stack and 3 to left in second storey. All windows have C19 or early
C20 wood casements, except the one to left of main doorway which has a barred sash
with thin glazing-bars, 8 panes per sash. In each gable, stone chimney-stack with
weathering and tapered top. Interior: former hall has moulded ceiling-beam,
slightly charred. Fireplace with chamfered wood lintel having run-out stops
designed for a wider opening. At upper end, stud-and-panel screen having ogee
mouldings and convex stops set high enough to accommodate a bench; head-beam, also
charred, with 2¾-round mouldings. Studs plain towards inner room. Former kitchen
has wide gable-fireplace having chamfered wood lintel with run-out stops, one of
which extends past the edge of the opening. Very large oven, relined in brick.
Projecting staircase extending whole length of rear wall of hall, canted at west
end, but with upper section at east end, corbelled to avoid rear of cross-passage,
although there is no sign of a door at this point. C18 or early C19 roof-trusses
with collars pegged to the face of the principals. A piece of charred purlin at
east end suggests the original roof with destroyed by fire.

Listing NGR: SX8198566753

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