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The Malthouse

A Grade II Listed Building in Chulmleigh, Devon

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Latitude: 50.9133 / 50°54'47"N

Longitude: -3.8696 / 3°52'10"W

OS Eastings: 268662

OS Northings: 114309

OS Grid: SS686143

Mapcode National: GBR KZ.QRJF

Mapcode Global: FRA 26SP.G9G

Plus Code: 9C2RW47J+85

Entry Name: The Malthouse

Listing Date: 20 February 1967

Last Amended: 25 October 1988

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1325755

English Heritage Legacy ID: 97278

Location: Chulmleigh, North Devon, Devon, EX18

County: Devon

District: North 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

Tagged with: Architectural structure Thatched cottage

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SS 6814-6914
(west side), Chulmleigh
7/101 The Malthouse (formerly listed
20.2.67 as Bass Tenement
House. Early to mid C16, remodelled probably in early C17, with C19 and C20
alterations. Rendered stone rubble and cob. Some timber framing with brick infill
to rear wing. Thatch roof with gable ends. Brick stack to left end.
Plan: Main range has principal heated to room to left of wide entrance hall which
has C20 winder staircase in rear right-hand corner. The principal room is
partitioned axially to create 2 small rear service/storage rooms with a C20 kitchen
outshut at the rear. Original kitchen in 2-storey right-angled wing to rear of
entrance hall, probably added in early C19, and creating overall L-shaped plan.
Extending from the rear of the kitchen wing is the large C19 malthouse which has been
heavily altered in C20.
Development: C19 and C20 internal alterations have entirely obscured the original
plan, but the smoke blackened roof structure indicates this was originally an open
hall house, with 3 cruck trusses surviving, one sited over the principal room, one
over the thin partition between the principal room and entrance hall which rises
through 2 storeys to below collar level, and one over the right gable end, which is
closed to the apex. It is possible therefore that the range originally extended to
the right, but was clearly modified at an early date, probably in the early C17 when,
to judge, by the upper storey fenestration, the floors were inserted.
Exterior: 2 storeys. 2 window range. C17 fenestration intact to upper storey with 2
light ovolo mullion oriel window to left supported on shaped timber brackets and 3
light ogee mullion window to right with shallow bracketted hood. Both windows retain
rectangular leaded lights. Ground floor has C20 3 light window to left of doorway
with bracketted hood and C20 door. Small early C20 2 light mullion window to right
with Art Nouveau coloured glass.
Interior. Ground floor entirely altered in C20 but earlier fabric may well be
concealed. Beneath the kitchen with access from the malthouse, is a low cellar with
cambered arched ceiling and central well. 2 late C18 or early C19 raised and fielded
panelled doors to chambers.
Roof: 3 cruck trusses, the feet plastered over so not possible to tell whether
jointed, with 2 tiers of threaded purlins and ridge purlin. None of the collars is
visible. All the roof members including the rafters and battens (but not the
underside of the thatch) are smoke-blackened. The truss over the right gable end is
closed above collar level with horizontal planking. C19 king post roof trusses to
rear kitchen wing.

Listing NGR: SS6866214309

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