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53, East Street

A Grade II Listed Building in Ashburton, Devon

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Latitude: 50.5166 / 50°30'59"N

Longitude: -3.7535 / 3°45'12"W

OS Eastings: 275782

OS Northings: 69999

OS Grid: SX757699

Mapcode National: GBR QJ.1TQJ

Mapcode Global: FRA 370P.RHN

Plus Code: 9C2RG68W+JJ

Entry Name: 53, East Street

Listing Date: 1 September 1992

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1282918

English Heritage Legacy ID: 376039

Location: Ashburton, Teignbridge, Devon, TQ13

County: Devon

Civil Parish: Ashburton

Built-Up Area: Ashburton

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

Church of England Parish: Ashburton St Andrew

Church of England Diocese: Exeter

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849-1/9/61 (North side)


House with shop. Late medieval; extended at rear, probably in
late C17 or C18; remodelled in early or mid C19. Rendered
stone rubble, except for rear wing, which has upper storey
walls of cob to left and partly rough timber-framing to right.
Slated roof. Rendered chimneys on front range at left-hand end
of ridge and at right-hand end of rear wall. 2-room front
range with central through-passage; right-hand room is a
truncated former open hall, originally extending across the
site of No.55. C19 stair behind left-hand room. 2-room rear
wing to left, the front section originally an open-fronted
cart linhay. 2 storeys. 2 windows wide. Render lined to
imitate masonry. Lean-to porch and shop window to left of
ground storey. 2-pane sash window to right. 2-light wood
casements in upper storey; 3 panes per light. All windows have
recessed box frames. Bracketed eaves-cornice with a light
moulding beneath.
Interior: stud-and-panel screens at either side of passage,
boarded on the passage side, plain studding on reverse; only 2
original studs survive on left-hand side. Above right-hand
screen an internal jetty (originally projecting into open
hall) with rounded joist ends; latter now cut off towards rear
end of room. In back wall of this room a C16 or early C17
granite chimneypiece with roughly shaped monolithic jambs and
lintel; the inside cheeks of jambs incised to imitate ashlar,
a rare (possibly unique) device in Devon. Left-hand room has
blocked window in party-wall, suggesting the building was
originally free-standing on that side. Roof structure retains
one heavily smoke-blackened late medieval truss at right-hand
end, adopting the lap-jointed collar with shaped ends, most
commonly used in Devon in late C16 and C17; threaded purlins
(one blackened one remains), no ridge. At left-hand end a
possibly C18 truss with collar pegged to its face.
Cart linhay has 2 round stone rubble columns. Rear end appears
to have been a ground floor cellar with solid front wall;
large fireplace with wooden lintel (renewed) in room above.
Roof trusses in whole wing have collars pegged to their faces.

Listing NGR: SX7578269999

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