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Beggars Roost

A Grade II Listed Building in Ashton, Devon

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Latitude: 50.6508 / 50°39'2"N

Longitude: -3.6188 / 3°37'7"W

OS Eastings: 285654

OS Northings: 84707

OS Grid: SX856847

Mapcode National: GBR QP.RCXF

Mapcode Global: FRA 379C.3Z7

Entry Name: Beggars Roost

Listing Date: 11 November 1952

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1309223

English Heritage Legacy ID: 85538

Location: Ashton, Teignbridge, Devon, EX6

County: Devon

District: Teignbridge

Civil Parish: Ashton

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

Church of England Parish: Ashton St John the Baptist

Church of England Diocese: Exeter

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Listing Text

SX 88 SE
6/17 Beggars Roost
House. Early C17 or earlier in origin, extended and altered in the 1960s and partly
rebuilt after a fire of 1975. Whitewashed rendered cob and stone rubble; thatched
roof, gabled at ends; rear lateral stack and right end stack to main block,
projecting rear lateral stack to wing.
Plan: L plan, forming 2 sides of a narrow courtyard of which Pitmans (qv) forms 2
sides. Plan not entirely clear and rather altered internally but the main block is
single depth and originally 2 rooms wide (partition between rooms removed) and may
have been the hall and lower end of a 3 room and through passage house or church
house, the passage and lower end parlour surviving in Pitmans. There is a direct
entrance into the right hand room which has a newel stair, formerly external to the
front wall but now enclosed by the front right wing. The right hand fireplace has a
bread oven and if this house were originally one building with Pitmans, the lower end
room in Pitmans was evidently of superior status. The front right wing, at right
angles to the main block is thoroughly modernised and has been extended in the 1960s.
2 outshuts, probably C20; one at the right end of the main block, one to the rear of
the 1960s extension.
Exterior: 2 storeys. Asymmetrical 1:3 window front, the 3 windows to the wing with
the eaves thatch eyebrowed over the first floor windows; C20 front door in corner
between main block and wing; fenestration of C20 2 and 3-light timber casements with
glazing bars.
Interior: The main block has deeply-chamfered cross beams and exposed joists,
partition between the 2 rooms removed. 2 open fireplaces; the right end fireplace
with stone jambs, a chamfered lintel with run out stops and a bread oven; the
fireplace to the lateral stack has a timber lintel and stone jambs. Newel stair with
timber treads and risers.
Roof: 1 jointed cruck truss survives over the main block.
Beggars Roost is on the perimeter of the churchyard and forms a group with Pitmans
and the former wheelwright's shop.

Listing NGR: SX8565884698

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