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Lower East Coombe

A Grade II Listed Building in Stockleigh Pomeroy, Devon

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Latitude: 50.8248 / 50°49'29"N

Longitude: -3.58 / 3°34'47"W

OS Eastings: 288811

OS Northings: 104001

OS Grid: SS888040

Mapcode National: GBR LD.X6W6

Mapcode Global: FRA 36DX.F3N

Plus Code: 9C2RRCFC+W2

Entry Name: Lower East Coombe

Listing Date: 4 November 1985

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1262974

English Heritage Legacy ID: 433558

Location: Stockleigh Pomeroy, Mid Devon, Devon, EX17

County: Devon

Civil Parish: Stockleigh Pomeroy

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

Church of England Parish: Stockleigh Pomeroy St Mary the Virgin

Church of England Diocese: Exeter

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House, formerly a farmhouse. Circa late C15 or early C16, floored in late C16 or
early C17 and extended at lower end in C19 and truncated at higher end in C20.
Rendered and painted cob walls. Wheat-reed thatched roof, hipped to left and
truncated gable end to right. 3-room-and-through-passage plan, originally with open
hall and open lower and higher ends, probably divided by low screens. The inner
room and small part of hall demolished in C20 and lower end extended by one room in
C19. Projecting stone lateral stack with round oven on front of hall. Lateral
brick stack to rear of lower end. 2 storeys. Irregular 3-window south-east front.
Original doorway with C20 boarded door to left of chimney breast. Late C19, 3-light
casement over, similar to other 1st floor windows. Large window to left of doorway
and C19, 12-pane. 2-light casement to far left. C20 garage adjoining gable end,
Interior: the roof over hall has 2 smoke-blackened jointed cruck trusses with
morticed apices and morticed cranked collars. Trusses trenched for purlins and cut
for diagonal ridge piece. The rafters and purlins over the hall have been removed,
but the roof over the lower end is complete and entirely smoke-blackened. The lower
end truss appears to be intact and smoke-blackened and between this and the truss at
the lower end of the hall; the purlins ridge piece and rafters survive including
original thatch and all smoke-blackened. A photograph taken at the time of
demolition of higher end shows that the roof at this end was also smoke-blackened
and, therefore, the whole length of the house was originally open to the roof. Hall
has splayed late C16 or early C17 lateral fireplace with ovolo-moulded volcanic
jambs and similarly moulded timber lintel. Later bread oven. Inserted late C16 or
early C17 cross beams in hall with step stops. Plank and muntin oak screen between
hall and passage.

Listing NGR: SS8881104001

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