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The Bakery

A Grade II Listed Building in Branscombe, Devon

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Latitude: 50.692 / 50°41'31"N

Longitude: -3.1375 / 3°8'15"W

OS Eastings: 319748

OS Northings: 88658

OS Grid: SY197886

Mapcode National: GBR PC.74D5

Mapcode Global: FRA 4797.ZD4

Entry Name: The Bakery

Listing Date: 22 February 1955

Last Amended: 8 March 1988

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1309346

English Heritage Legacy ID: 88713

Location: Branscombe, East Devon, Devon, EX12

County: Devon

District: East Devon

Civil Parish: Branscombe

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

Church of England Parish: Branscombe St Winifred

Church of England Diocese: Exeter

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Listing Text


7/41 The Bakery (formerly listed as
- Bridge House)

Cottage and former bakery. Probably C18, possibly late C17. Plastered stone
rubble, maybe with some cob; stone rubble stacks topped with C19 and C20 brick;
thatch roof.
Plan: 2-room plan cottage with central entrance hall containing the stairs. It
faces up hill to south-west. Each room has a gable-end stack, the right one for the
kitchen is projecting. 2 storeys with integral outshots across the rear.
Exterior: symmetrical 2-window front of late C19 casements with glazing bars (the
first floor right one blocked), and arranged around a central doorway containing a
late C19 plank door with a contemporary monopitch porch. Roof is gable-ended. The
rear pitch of the roof is carried down continuously over the rear outshots which
cover all of the back except the north-west end which contains a maybe C18 oak
doorframe containing a contemporary plank door.
Interior was not available for inspection at the time of this survey although it
appears mostly to be the result of the late C19 refurbishment and most of the
carpentry detail is hidden behind plaster. The kitchen fireplace is still open and
contains a bread oven.
This place was used as a bakery until circa 1986 and remarkable for the fact that
the baker made his bread by the old methods of heating the oven with faggots.

Listing NGR: SY1974988655

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