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The Retreat

A Grade II Listed Building in Cullompton, Devon

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Latitude: 50.8554 / 50°51'19"N

Longitude: -3.3911 / 3°23'28"W

OS Eastings: 302177

OS Northings: 107133

OS Grid: ST021071

Mapcode National: GBR LN.VDQ4

Mapcode Global: FRA 36SV.2P4

Plus Code: 9C2RVJ45+5H

Entry Name: The Retreat

Listing Date: 5 April 1966

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1306845

English Heritage Legacy ID: 95301

Location: Cullompton, Mid Devon, Devon, EX15

County: Devon

Civil Parish: Cullompton

Built-Up Area: Cullompton

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

Church of England Parish: Cullompton

Church of England Diocese: Exeter

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ST 00 NW
10/111 The Retreat

House forming part of a row to the south of the parish church. Circa 1660s with
later alterations. Cob, stone plinth, plastered, under gabled-end thatched roof.
Formerly a 3-room, cross passage plan with left-hand extension over vehicular access.
Right-hand end stack and axial stack at upper end of Hall, both with brick shafts. 2
Front: (facing away from church): scattered fenestration; extreme left-hand window
(above vehicular access), 3 lights, with 18 leaded panes to outer lights, 21 to
middle light; former end wall to the right of the access, and it is here, internally,
that the sequence of crucks begins. Door to passage (to right of centre), wide,
panelled with studded muntins with ovolo moulded jambs, under 2-storey gabled porch,
open to ground-floor, with 2 rough Ionic timber supports and ovolo-moulded lintel;
bressumer with cyma recta moulding and carrying decorative frieze; 5-light window
above, chamfered jambs and mullions, 21 leaded panes per light; C19 fascia.
Upper windows to old range: two 4-light windows and one of 3 lights, all with
chamfered jambs and mullions, the 3-light window with 12 leaded panes per light, 4-
light windows with 21. 1 later single-light window to right. Ground floor : two 3-
light and two 5-light windows, the former with 8 leaded panes per light: the latter
with 8, and concave moulded jambs and mullions. Also 1 small single-light window
possibly a fire window.
Rear: 3 tiny windows: 1 at head of stairs, jambs with concave moulding and roll;
another with ovolo-moulded jambs and a third unmoulded.
Interior: right-hand room with end fireplace, unchamfered stone jambs; timber lintel
with cyma recta moulding and scroll stops, the jambs retaining a fragment of painted
decoration in the form of squares, divided diagonally into 4, the quarters
alternatively black and white. Simple chamfered beam. Hall fireplace with chamfered
timber lintel with scroll stop and bar; chamfered beam with scroll stops and cyma
recta moulding. 2 door surrounds in this room with concave moulding. Joists with
scratch mouldings. Inner room with 1 rough unchamfered axial beam.
Roof: 5 jointed crucks with trenched purlins visible in upper rooms.
Note: dated examples of painted fireplace appear to be circa 1660s.

Listing NGR: ST0217107128

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