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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
Entry Name: The Retreat
Listing Date: 5 April 1966
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1306845
English Heritage Legacy ID: 95301
Location: Cullompton, Mid Devon, Devon, EX15
District: Mid 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
CULLOMPTON GRAVEL WALK, Cullompton
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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