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Latitude: 50.8535 / 50°51'12"N
Longitude: -3.5051 / 3°30'18"W
OS Eastings: 294149
OS Northings: 107080
OS Grid: SS941070
Mapcode National: GBR LH.VFV3
Mapcode Global: FRA 36KV.68T
Plus Code: 9C2RVF3V+CX
Entry Name: Boundys
Listing Date: 28 August 1987
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1261608
English Heritage Legacy ID: 437138
Location: Bickleigh, Mid Devon, Devon, EX16
Civil Parish: Bickleigh
Traditional County: Devon
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon
Church of England Parish: Bickleigh St Mary
Church of England Diocese: Exeter
SS 90 NW BICKLEIGH CHURCH GREEN, Bickleigh
House and former bakery. Early C16 house, remodelled in the C17 with C20
renovations. Former bakery at the left end is probably late C19/early C20.
Whitewashed rendered cob and stone house ; thatched roof, half-hipped at ends with 2
projecting rear lateral stacks ; bakery with asbestos slate roof, gabled at ends and
stack at junction with house.
Plan: T plan, the house to the right with the bakery in a crosswing at the left
(lower) end. The house was a late medieval open hall, floored over in the C17. The
extent of the late medieval house is not entirely clear due to the replacement of
roof timbers at the left end but 2 bays at the right end are smoke-blackened (above
the 21 right hand rooms of the range). Fragmentary remains of smoke-blackened
battens to the left of a formerly closed truss may be re-sited or may indicate that
the late medieval house extended at least to the left end of the house, the lower end
(to the left) being floored first with a thick cross wall and closed truss inserted
leaving the hall open until it was subsequently floored with a rear lateral stack and
adjacent newel stair added. The inner room, to the right, is also heated by a rear
lateral stack but this may be a post C17 addition. There is no sign of the former
passage. The bakery crosswing appears to have truncated the lower end room, which is
unheated and has a rear outshut. C20 single-storey rear addition to the bakery,
weatherboarded with a corrugated iron roof.
2 storeys. Asymmetrical 1:2 window front, the left hand end the projecting gabled
front of the bakery crosswing. The eaves thatch of the main range is attractively
curved and swept down at the right hand end. C19 or early C20 plank front door to
right of centre giving direct access into the middle room (the C17 hall). Various
C18, C19 and C20 windows : the inner room, to the right, is lit by a 2-light
casement, 3 panes per light. The hall has a large 4-pane fixed window, above it is a
proabably C18 3-light casement, 8 panes per light with square leaded panes ; the left
hand room of the main range has a ground floor 2-light casement, 3 panes per light
and, above it, a 2-light casement, 6-panes per light. The cross wing, at the left
end, has deep eaves, 2 C20 windows in the front gable end and a loft doorway on the
right return. The bakery shop sign survives in the gable.
The left return of the crosswing has a variety of C20 timber windows with glazing
The rear elevation of the main range is particularly attractive, the projecting hall
stack flanked by the rounded stair turret on one side and the remains of a rounded
bread oven on the other.
Interior Considerable survival of C16 and C17 carpentry and joinery. The hall has
chamfered scroll-stopped axial beams, a C17 fireplace with stone rubble jambs and a
scroll-stoppd lintel and a plank and muntin screen to the inner room, the screen
exposed on the inner room side only where the chamfered muntins have straight cut
stops. Part of the head beam of the screen has been replaced. The newel stair in
the hall has timber treads and the turret has cut through foot of a jointed cruck
truss. On the first floor there is a chamfered stopped C17 doorway between the room
over the inner room and the room over the C17 hall.
The 2 right hand bays of the roof are smoke-blackened, complete with most of the late
medieval rafters, battens and smoke-blackened thatch. 1 jointed cruck truss has a
diagonally set ridge, collar mortised into the principals which are mortised at the
apex and trenched purlins. Some smoke-blackened battens survive in the left hand bay
which has recently had most of its timbers replaced.
An evolved house of late medieval origins forming part of a good group of Church
Listing NGR: SS9415807100
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