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A Grade II* Listed Building in Trusham, Devon

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Latitude: 50.6284 / 50°37'42"N

Longitude: -3.6209 / 3°37'15"W

OS Eastings: 285451

OS Northings: 82215

OS Grid: SX854822

Mapcode National: GBR QP.SZ7V

Mapcode Global: FRA 379D.WQF

Plus Code: 9C2RJ9HH+8J

Entry Name: Chicks

Listing Date: 3 July 1986

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1308907

English Heritage Legacy ID: 84692

Location: Trusham, Teignbridge, Devon, TQ13

County: Devon

Civil Parish: Trusham

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

Church of England Parish: Trusham

Church of England Diocese: Exeter

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Farmhouse and forge, now house. Probably late C15. Painted render over stone
rubble and cob walls. Wheat reed, thatched roof with gable right and hipped end
swept lower to left over forge. Axial granite ashlar stack with weatherings and
rendered external, lateral stack with tall rendered brick shaft. 3-room and cross
passage plan plus forge. 2 storeys with upper floor mostly in roof space. South
east front with 5 windows to ground floor. Wide entrance to forge left, lateral
stack between windows 1 and 2 and doorway between windows 2 and 3. Old planked door
and thatched open porch supported on 2 reused beams as posts. All C20 2-light
timber casement windows under timber lintels, except C19, 2-light timber casement 8
panes each to right of entrance. One dormered first floor window over and slightly
left of window 4. Ground slopes down slightly to left. Rear has 6 windows of
different sizes and 2 small windows tucked under eaves. Several exposed rafter
ends and exposed jointed cruck post to rebuilt forge wall. Ground level much lower
to rear and therefore no door.
Interior has 5-bay, smoke blackened from end to end and therefore probably divided
by low partitions. Jointed cruck, oak roof structure with morticed, cambered
collars apex yokes and threaded purlins. One cruck post in forge missing. Floors
with chamfered and stopped cross beams and some chamfered and stopped joists survive
to upper end jettied over chamfered and stopped muntin and plank oak screen with
shouldered flat headed doorway between hall and unheated room beyond. Hall
fireplace probably inserted mid C16 backs onto passage and has monolith granite
jambs, large oven to one side and chamfered and stopped oak lintel. Hearth back is
granite ashlar and has stone plinth and cornice on passage side. Further hearth to
front wall of lower room with chamfered and stopped oak lintel. Flooring at this
end mostly replaced. Stairs mostly C20 but oak handrail and newel post survives at
far upper end.

Listing NGR: SX8545182215

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