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The Bank House (The National Westminster Bank and the Wool Shop)

A Grade II Listed Building in Chulmleigh, Devon

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Latitude: 50.9124 / 50°54'44"N

Longitude: -3.8683 / 3°52'5"W

OS Eastings: 268754

OS Northings: 114206

OS Grid: SS687142

Mapcode National: GBR KZ.QZV3

Mapcode Global: FRA 26SP.NS4

Plus Code: 9C2RW46J+WM

Entry Name: The Bank House (The National Westminster Bank and the Wool Shop)

Listing Date: 20 February 1967

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1325749

English Heritage Legacy ID: 97250

Location: Chulmleigh, North Devon, Devon, EX18

County: Devon

Civil Parish: Chulmleigh

Built-Up Area: Chulmleigh

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

Church of England Parish: Chulmleigh St Mary Magdalene

Church of England Diocese: Exeter

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SS 6814 - 6914
7/72 The Bank House (National
Westminster Bank and The Wool Shop)
House, front part used as shop and bank. Early C19, with possibly some earlier
fabric concealed. Stuccoed stone rubble. Slate roof with gable end brick stacks with
toothed courses to the capping. Lions head guttering and eaves cornice.
Plan: 2 rooms deep, virtually symmetrical, with principal front room to each side of
through-passage, that to right altered in C20 and used as bank, that to left as shop.
Kitchen to rear of right-hand room, and heated room to rear of left-hand room, used
as store-room. Principal staircase immediately to left of through-passage to rear of
left-hand room, and secondary, former servants staircase to left of kitchen
fireplace, now disused. 2 outhouses at right angles to the front entrance and to
each side of the rear courtyard, have been connected to the main range and converted
to form part of dwelling, that to left side formerly a lofted stables; however it has
had an axial stack (the shaft now demolished) inserted in the C19, and probably
functioned as a kitchen when the original house was divided into 2 occupations.
Exterior: 2 storeys. 4 bays. Rusticated quoins. C19 fenestration, all 12 paned
sashes to upper storey, the 2 right-hand windows with horns. Ground floor has 2 2
paned sashes to right and single 4 paned sash to left of 2 doorways flanking shop
window. The right-hand principal doorway has pilastered doorcase, panelled reveals
and C19 6 panelled door, the entablature carried around over the canted shop window
with 4 large panes and smaller shop doorway to left with pilastered doorcase and 3-
quarters glazed door.
Interior: Front left-hand room used as shop retains late C19 chimneypiece with
detached colonnettes and register grate, flanked by alcoves. Doorways to each side
of through-passage to rear rooms have segmental pointed Gothick arched surrounds with
original 4 panelled door to right. C19 joinery principally intact to upper storey.
Cobbled floor to former stables, fireplace has segmental brick arch. C19 roof
structure with 5 king post trusses. A timber observatory platform was erected in the
roofspace in the early C20.

Listing NGR: SS6875414206

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