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The Old Smithy the Penny School

A Grade II Listed Building in Crediton Hamlets, Devon

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Latitude: 50.758 / 50°45'28"N

Longitude: -3.7304 / 3°43'49"W

OS Eastings: 278044

OS Northings: 96804

OS Grid: SX780968

Mapcode National: GBR QJ.RMBZ

Mapcode Global: FRA 3722.NHZ

Entry Name: The Old Smithy the Penny School

Listing Date: 20 May 1985

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1258286

English Heritage Legacy ID: 444719

Location: Crediton Hamlets, Mid Devon, Devon, EX17

County: Devon

District: Mid Devon

Civil Parish: Crediton Hamlets

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

Church of England Parish: Crediton

Church of England Diocese: Exeter

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Listing Text


6/145 The Old Smithy and
The Penny School


2 cottages. Probably mid C19, enlarged late C19 and C20. Plastered cob on rubble
footings; stone or cob stack topped with brick; thatched roof. C20 extensions of
plastered blockwork with pantile or corrugated asbestos roofs. Originally a pair
of 2-room cottages with mirror plans either side of central axial stack. Faces
south east. The Old Smithy to left, the Penny School to right. The Penny School
extended one bay in late C19 and again circa 1980. The Old Smithy extended in C20
with gable-ended single storey block under pantile roof. 2 storeys. 5-window
front to main block (mid or late C19 work), all C20 wooden casements. Entry to The
Old Smithy now through C20 extension. Door to the Penny School right of centre
under monopitch roofed hood on curving timber brackets. This hood is apparently a
remnant of an original pentice across the front of both cottages which still
survives with pantile roof on The Old Smithy. Originally both cottages presented a
symmetrical front with roof hipped each end; each had 2 windows and central door.
Interior has some original plain carpentry. C20 extension to The Penny School not

Listing NGR: SX7804496804

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