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The Chantry Including Coach House, Stables and Cartshed Range to North

A Grade II Listed Building in Slapton, Devon

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Latitude: 50.2933 / 50°17'35"N

Longitude: -3.6553 / 3°39'19"W

OS Eastings: 282188

OS Northings: 45015

OS Grid: SX821450

Mapcode National: GBR QP.92KQ

Mapcode Global: FRA 3878.1T0

Plus Code: 9C2R78VV+8V

Entry Name: The Chantry Including Coach House, Stables and Cartshed Range to North

Listing Date: 25 October 1951

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1325137

English Heritage Legacy ID: 99897

Location: Slapton, South Hams, Devon, TQ7

County: Devon

Civil Parish: Slapton

Built-Up Area: Slapton

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

Church of England Parish: Slapton St James the Great

Church of England Diocese: Exeter

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SX8245 and SX 8244 The chantry including
11/112 and 12/112 coach house, stables and
25.10.51 cartshed range to north


House. Circa early C19 remodelling of an earlier house, possibly
incorporating some remains of the medieval collegiate chantry (Tower of
Collegiate Chantry of St Mary qv). Rendered stone, exposed slate rubble
stable range at rear. Slate hipped roof with lead rolls to ridge and hips;
gable ended rear wing. Axial and side stacks with rendered shafts.
Plan and development: The house has a double depth plan with 2 principal
front frooms (large right hand room) and an entrance hall to left of centre,
now part of left hand room. The entrance hall leads to a large stairwell
behind at centre with service rooms to right and a large room (library) to
left, behind which is a long service wing with a passageway (to road)
underneath and coach house, stables and cartshed beyond at rear. The house
is principally a remodelling of an earlier (possibly C18) house, although
there might be medieval fabric incorporated from the medieval collegiate
chantry. The early C19 remodelling involved the addition of the front rooms
and the coach house, stables and cartshed at the back; the stables and coach
house with a Gothick elevation and tower facing the medieval chantry ruins
and with a Regency balcony on the left hand side of the house overlooking
the church and village.
Exterior: 3 storeys and cellar. Asymmetrical 4-window south front.
Doorway to left of centre with early C19 moulded doorcase and panelled door
with tented canopy, flanked by early C19 tripartite bow windows with curved
sashes complete with glazing bars and with modillion cornices. One corridor
to right on ground floor, 4 windows on first floor and 3 smaller windows on
second floor all have C19 16-pane sashes. The left side also has C19 16-
pane sashes and early C19 cast iron Gothick balcony with canopy. Sash
windows at rear, one on ground flor with thick glazing bars. Long stable
range attached to service wing including coach house, stables and cartshed,
all with lofts above and elevation facing chantry ruins with C19 2-centre
arch windows with intersecting glazing bars and tall octagonal tower with
pointed arch doorway, lancets and corbelled parapet.
Interior: Front left hand room has Gothick chimneypiece with clustered
shafts to pilasters and 4-centred arch. Front right hand room has late C19
marble chimneypiece and flanking elliptically-headed and pilastered china
cupboards. Both front rooms have panelled window shutters in the bay
windows. At the back a large open-well, open-string staircase with stick
balusters, moulded handrail and chamfered newels with moulded caps. To rear
left a double height room (library) with later segmental vaulted ceiling
inserted and with circa early C17 panelling. Most of the internal joinery
such as the panelled doors is early C19 but there is one circa late C17 or
early C18 fielded 2-panel door with H-L hinges on first floor of rear left
wing. Under the rear left service wing is a deep well. The second floor
and parts of the first floor and rear wing were not inspected. The 3-bay
stable has partitions to stalls with chamfered posts and finials.

Listing NGR: SX8218845022

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