History in Structure

This site is entirely user-supported. See how you can help.

Oubuilding Approximately 5 Metres North of Dowrich House

A Grade II Listed Building in Sandford, Devon

We don't have any photos of this building yet. Why don't you be the first to send us one?

Upload Photo »

Approximate Location Map
Large Map »


Latitude: 50.8334 / 50°50'0"N

Longitude: -3.6674 / 3°40'2"W

OS Eastings: 282676

OS Northings: 105087

OS Grid: SS826050

Mapcode National: GBR L8.WW5C

Mapcode Global: FRA 366W.WJS

Plus Code: 9C2RR8MM+92

Entry Name: Oubuilding Approximately 5 Metres North of Dowrich House

Listing Date: 20 May 1985

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1273311

English Heritage Legacy ID: 445507

Location: Sandford, Mid Devon, Devon, EX17

County: Devon

Civil Parish: Sandford

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

Church of England Parish: Sandford St Swithin

Church of England Diocese: Exeter

Find accommodation in



1/180 Outbuilding approx 5m north
of Dowrich House


Farmhouse converted to kitchen, bakehouse and store. Probably late C15 remodelled
in mid C16. Plastered cob over exposed rubble; volcanic stone stack partly
rebuilt with C19 brick; slate roof (former thatch). Gable-ended 1-room block
facing south-east with massive stack in right (north-east) end and also tiny room
projection from that end. 2 storeys. Regular 3-window front of mostly late-C19
casements with glazing bars. Central first floor 3-light casement has late C17
frame with flat-faced mullions and shallow ogee internal mouldings. Doors at
either end. Rear wall has mid C16 oak 2-light window with chamfered and pyramid-
stopped mullion to right and a C19 2-light casement with a fixed pane of small
leaded panes to left. Interior has 5-bay roof of side-pegged jointed cruck trusses
with 3 sets of chamfered butt purlins and ridge. It is completely smoke-blackened
showing that original house was divided by low partitions and heated by open hearth
fire. It originally extended further south-westwards. In mid C16 it was reduced
in size, floored and given massive bakehouse/kitchen fireplace. Chamfered
crossbeams rest on oak posts with jowled heads. Fireplace retains volcanic jambs
of C16 fireplace but lintel and much of chimney breast rebuilt in brick in early
C19. On first floor door to left of stack to tiny closet on solid stone base and
includes small square-headed window made from single piece of oak. This may have
been the manor house before new house built close by in mid C16, at which time it
was converted to detached kitchen/bakehouse.

Listing NGR: SS8267605087

Recommended Books

Other nearby listed buildings

BritishListedBuildings.co.uk is an independent online resource and is not associated with any government department. All government data published here is used under licence. Please do not contact BritishListedBuildings.co.uk for any queries related to any individual listed building, planning permission related to listed buildings or the listing process itself.

British Listed Buildings is a Good Stuff website.