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Penswell and Red Tree House

A Grade II Listed Building in Rattery, Devon

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Latitude: 50.4422 / 50°26'31"N

Longitude: -3.7754 / 3°46'31"W

OS Eastings: 274029

OS Northings: 61765

OS Grid: SX740617

Mapcode National: GBR QH.0MT9

Mapcode Global: FRA 27ZW.GZ3

Plus Code: 9C2RC6RF+VR

Entry Name: Penswell and Red Tree House

Listing Date: 27 May 1986

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1308476

English Heritage Legacy ID: 99324

ID on this website: 101308476

Location: Rattery, South Hams, Devon, TQ10

County: Devon

District: South Hams

Civil Parish: Rattery

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

Church of England Parish: Rattery The Blessed Virgin Mary

Church of England Diocese: Exeter

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6/188 Penswell and Red Tree
- II

House subdivided into two, formerly farmhouse and adjoining schoolroom. Circa
early C16, hall floored circa late C16 to early C17, later wing at lower end.
Rendered and colourwashed stone rubble. Asbestos slate roof with gable ends.
Three room and through passage plan, originally with open hall, hall now floored
and lateral hall stack inserted at front. Unheated inner room. Small stack
at rear of lower end. Stone turret at rear of hall. Later wing at right angles
to front of lower end used as schoolroom and now part of Red Tree House. Two
storeys. Asymmetrical fenestration of C20 windows including large French window
to hall right, with slate hanging above. Lateral stone stack of centre and
through passage door to left with C20 glazed porch. Later gabled wing projecting
at right angles to left lower end with large C20 windows in gable end. Gabled
stair turret at rear of hall and later rear outshuts. Interior: Rough chamfered
hall ceiling beam with one scroll stop, mainly ceiled but two chamfered joists
enforced with scroll stops. Lateral hall fireplace with chamfered slate lintel
with straight cut stops and stone rubble jambs. Plastered inner room partition.
Newel stairs at rear of higher end of hall with renewed stairs. At head of
stairs a pair of chamfered doorways with carpenters mitres. Roof trusses with
side-pegged lap-jointed apices and collars from through passage over hall and
inner room. Over lower end, one smoke-blackened truss over passage, and smoke-
blackened rafters. This truss and several others over lower end have morticed
apices and collars, side-pegged, and threaded purlins. The house has been subdivided into two and Penswell occupies the hall and higher end and Red Tree House occupies the lower end and the former schoolroom wing.

Listing NGR: SX7402961765

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