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Latitude: 50.8517 / 50°51'6"N
Longitude: -3.3473 / 3°20'50"W
OS Eastings: 305251
OS Northings: 106663
OS Grid: ST052066
Mapcode National: GBR LP.VRSK
Mapcode Global: FRA 36WV.7RW
Entry Name: Aller Restaurant
Listing Date: 15 April 1987
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1325856
English Heritage Legacy ID: 95730
Location: Kentisbeare, Mid Devon, Devon, EX15
District: Mid Devon
Civil Parish: Kentisbeare
Traditional County: Devon
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon
Church of England Parish: Kentisbeare St Mary
Church of England Diocese: Exeter
ST 00 NE KENTISBEARE
8/75 Aller Restaurant
Formerly known as Green's Farmhouse.
Dwelling with restaurant, formerly a farmhouse. Probably late medieval, much
modified in the C17, with later alterations. Roughcast cob on stone plinth which
rises quite high up to the left-hand end; hipped slate roof.
Plan: originally a 3-room, through-passage plan house, with the service end to the
left of the passage. A low plank and muntin screen between the hall and inner room
with both a bressumer above the head beam, and an axial beam cut into the top of the
head beam suggests that a first floor has been inserted into an earlier (possibly
late medieval) building which was originally open to the roof; all that remains of
the earlier roof is one post set in the rear wall (and now covered over) which was
probably the lower part of one blade of a cruck truss. The hall is heated by an
axial stone stack backing onto the passage; the service end by an external lateral
rear stack; the inner room was unheated until the insertion of a C19 or early C20
end stack; all with brick shafts. External newel stair turret to the rear of the
inner room; internal newel staircase adjacent to service end fireplace. 2 storeys.
Exterior Front: 5 window range; all first-floor windows with C20 casements. Ground
floor: porch (to through-passage), C19, with slate roof with red ridge tiles,
bargeboards with apex pandant, boarded tympanum above elliptical arch, and latticed
sides. 2-light window to left of porch. 4-light windows to hall and inner room,
and a 3-light window between (to light a small room inserted to the higher end of
the screen) all have late C18 or early C19 casements, with contemporary catches (one
an espalier, and saddle bars, and replacement leading (8 panes per light).
Extending forward of the service end is a lower cob and stone range with slate
gabled-end roof, with 5 timber uprights visible, 2 first floor openings with double
doors, and 2 planked doors to ground floor with strap hinges. Nesting boxes to
gable wall. The pegged A-frame roof of this range suggests a late C18 date.
Rear: Slated stair turret; pantiled brick leanto with 2-light leaded windows.
Interior: plank and muntin screen between hall and inner room, chamfered muntins,
carpenter's mitres, stopped about 15" above ground to hall side only; chamfered
bressumer above. An unstopped axial beam runs the entire length of the hall and
into the inner room, and is supported on the higher end of the screen by a timber
post. A small room has been inserted within the inner room, to the rear of the
screen, which is largely plastered over to this side.
Hall fireplace with shallow chamfered lintel and undressed stone back; service end
with chamfered axial ceiling beam, and a largely rebuilt fireplace. Roof: the
lower part of the possibly medieval truss (noted above) is not visible in the roof
space. One C17 truss survives, but the apex carpentry has been removed. Otherwise
all C20 timbers.
Listing NGR: ST0525106663
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