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The Old House

A Grade II Listed Building in Kenton, Devon

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Latitude: 50.6447 / 50°38'40"N

Longitude: -3.4905 / 3°29'25"W

OS Eastings: 294709

OS Northings: 83838

OS Grid: SX947838

Mapcode National: GBR P2.14W5

Mapcode Global: FRA 37KC.RYM

Plus Code: 9C2RJGV5+VQ

Entry Name: The Old House

Listing Date: 2 December 1988

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1306668

English Heritage Legacy ID: 85876

Location: Kenton, Teignbridge, Devon, EX6

County: Devon

Civil Parish: Kenton

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

Church of England Parish: Kenton All Saints

Church of England Diocese: Exeter

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House. Late medieval origins, remodelled and probably extended in the C17, late C20
renovations. Whitewashed rendered cob and stone, some rebuilding in brick thatched
roof, gabled at ends ; end stack to crosswing, rear lateral stack.
Plan: L plan, the main range facing the road with a front left wing at the left end,
at right angles in the main range is a late medieval open hall in origin, probably
floored in the C17 when the crosswing may have been added with a fine first floor
chamber. There is a possibility that the main range has been truncated, (brick end
Exterior: 2 storeys. Asymmetrical 1 window front, the eaves thatch eyebrowed over a
C20 timber casement with small panes, C20 porch and front door, crosswing projects to
front at the left. The left return of the crosswing, party rebuilt in brick, has C20
small-pane timber casements.
Interior: The ground floor of the wing has chamfered crossbeams with chamfers and
runout stops. The first floor of the crosswing has the remains of a fine chamber
with decorated plasterwork:- a plaster cornice (visible in the roofspace) and a
plaster overmantel with figures and the remains of a floral motif.
Roof: The roof of the main rannge preserves blackened timbers, the jointed cruck main
trusses mortised at the apex the collars lap dovetailed into the principals.
An evolved house of late medieval origins.
The manor of Chiverstone is mentioned in Domesday. In the C14 it belonged to Sir
John de Chiverstone who married Joan Courtenay, daughter of the Earl of Devon and
sister of Sir Philip Courtenay who built Powderham Castle. In his will he stated
that if he died without issue he would leave his land to his wife's family "to which
he was much addicted", and thus the manor passed to the Courtenays. Historical
information from the present owner, Mrs Strange, who has researched the history of
the house.

Listing NGR: SX9470983838

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