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A Grade II Listed Building in South Zeal, Devon

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Latitude: 50.7268 / 50°43'36"N

Longitude: -3.9147 / 3°54'52"W

OS Eastings: 264957

OS Northings: 93652

OS Grid: SX649936

Mapcode National: GBR Q7.8G6G

Mapcode Global: FRA 27P5.2QR

Plus Code: 9C2RP3GP+P4

Entry Name: Yellands

Listing Date: 4 March 1988

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1305751

English Heritage Legacy ID: 95031

Location: South Tawton, West Devon, Devon, EX20

County: Devon

Civil Parish: South Tawton

Built-Up Area: South Zeal

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

Church of England Parish: South Tawton St Andrew

Church of England Diocese: Exeter

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House. C16 and C17, extensively refurbished circa 1840, modernised circa 1970.
Plastered walls, granite stone rubble up to first floor level, cob above; granite
stacks topped with C19 and C20 brick; slate roof, thatch before circa 1840.
Plan and development: L-shaped building. The main block is built parallel to but
is set back a short distance from the road. It is built down the hillslope facing
north-east. It has a 3-room-and-through-passage plan with unheated inner room
uphill at the right end, hall with a large axial stack backing onto the passage and
service end room with a gable-end stack. 1-room plan kitchen projecting at right
angles to rear of inner room with gable-end stack. Since the roof was replaced in
the C19 the evidence for the early development of the house has gone. Nevertheless
it probably began as some form of open hall house. If not original the hall
fireplace was inserted in the late C16 and the hall floored in the C17. Service end
was refurbished in the C17 and the kitchen wing is a C17 addition. Rear passage
door is blocked by C20 stairs. Hall and inner room knocked together in C20. 2
Exterior: regular but not symmetrical 4-window front of 16-pane sashes; most are
original but some are horned replacements. Passage front doorway left of centre now
contains a C19 4-panel door. Roof is gable-ended to left and hipped to right.
Interior: much altered by C19 and C20 modernisations. The only ceiling beam left
is the service end crossbeam; a C17 crossbeam, its soffit partly cut back but still
with the remains of chamfers with scroll stops. Hall has large granite ashlar
fireplace with hollow-chamfered surround and the right side hooded on a granite
corbel. Secondary oven with its housing projecting into the room on'the left
(front) side. The kitchen block has a large granite rubble fireplace with soffit-
chamfered oak lintel and side oven (a smaller version in the chamber above). Plain
joist ceiling. Roof throughout replaced in the C19.
South Zeal is special being one of the few medieval boroughs in Devon where a good
number of its C16 and C17 houses survive to a greater or lesser extent.

Listing NGR: SX6495793652

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