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Latitude: 50.8656 / 50°51'56"N
Longitude: -3.3285 / 3°19'42"W
OS Eastings: 306608
OS Northings: 108189
OS Grid: ST066081
Mapcode National: GBR LQ.TYBB
Mapcode Global: FRA 36XT.93L
Entry Name: 4, 5, 6 and 7, Silver Street
Listing Date: 5 April 1966
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1325883
English Heritage Legacy ID: 95771
Location: Kentisbeare, Mid Devon, Devon, EX15
District: Mid Devon
Civil Parish: Kentisbeare
Built-Up Area: Kentisbeare
Traditional County: Devon
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon
Church of England Parish: Kentisbeare St Mary
Church of England Diocese: Exeter
ST OO NE KENTISBEARE SILVER STREET (north side)
8/116 Nos 4, 5 6 and 7
Row of 3 cottages (nos. 4 and 6 are now a single dwelling). Possibly early C16 with
later alterations and extensions. Roughcast cob on stone footings; thatched roof,
hipped to left, adjoining Walnut Cottage to right.
Originally a 3-room, through-passage plan house, the service end to the left of the
passage (and now divided between nos 5 and 6); the building is of jointed cruck
construction: although the roof timbers that are visible have been painted black, it
is clear that the building was open to roof (at least in part) for the service end
first floor is jettied into the hall. The inner room roof space is inaccessible; no
6 not inspected internally. Hall floor inserted probably in the C17, and the
inserted stacks may also date from this period: hall heated by axial stone stack
backing onto passage; inner room heated by stone end stack; the axial stack between
nos 6 and 7 was probably a former end stack to the service end before the erection
of further rooms (cottages) in the C18 or C19 (now part of no. 6 and no. 7). Winder
stairs to rear of hall; another beside the inner room end stack; winder stairs to
no. 7 and probably to no. 6. 2 storeys.
Exterior Front: irregular fenestration; the inner room and the chamber above (no.
4) retain their C17 windows. First floor: 2 casement windows of 2-lights and one of
3 to service end and extension (nos. 5, 6 and 7), all C19; hall chamber with 2-light
casement window in pegged surround, set lower than the others, but with its lintel
at eaves level; inner room chamber with 3-light window with ovolo-moulded mullions,
jambs and surround. 2-light casement window, 8 leaded panels per light, to extreme
right marks stairs. Ground floor: 2 C20 two-light windows to no. 7, C19 casements
to no. 6: former service end with small 3-light casement window, 6 leaded panes per
light, with C18 catch; small 4-light window to hall, 3 of the lights with 12 leaded
panes; inner room with 4-light window, with ovolo moulded surround, jambs and
mullions. Simple porches.
Rear: brick and stone pantiled lean-to to no. 4.C20 single-storey additon to no. 6.
Cob, stone and brick outbuilding to no. 7 partially weatherboarded, with some posts
older than the C19 roof.
Interior: passage, subsequently narrowed, the original lower end screen headbeam
surviving in left-hand room of no. 5 with muntin mortices; doorway from passage into
hall with cranked lintel. Service end jettied into hall.
Deeply chamfered cross ceiling beam to hall, with rounded stops, tenoned into
jointed cruck truss; 3 cross ceiling beams to inner room, are unchamfered, the
others chamfered with hollow step stops. End fireplace with chamfered and unstopped
lintel (concealed); newel stair originally lit by end windows (replaced by C19 front
window when adjacent dwelling built), the embrasures of which are visible
internally. There is probably a screen surviving between hall and inner room, now
Roof: 3 jointed crucks, with morticed and pegged apex carpentry (Alcock type F2).
Listing NGR: ST0660808189
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