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Whiddons Coffee Shop

A Grade II Listed Building in Chagford, Devon

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Latitude: 50.6725 / 50°40'21"N

Longitude: -3.8398 / 3°50'23"W

OS Eastings: 270094

OS Northings: 87485

OS Grid: SX700874

Mapcode National: GBR QB.YWYN

Mapcode Global: FRA 27V9.FWH

Plus Code: 9C2RM5F6+23

Entry Name: Whiddons Coffee Shop

Listing Date: 16 September 1987

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1326038

English Heritage Legacy ID: 94645

Location: Chagford, West Devon, Devon, TQ13

County: Devon

Civil Parish: Chagford

Built-Up Area: Chagford

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

Church of England Parish: Chagford St Michael

Church of England Diocese: Exeter

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SX 7087 Chagford
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Coffee shop, once 2 properties. Mid C17, partly rebuilt in early or mid C19.
Plastered granite stone rubble; granite stacks topped with brick; thatch roof.
Plan and development: 4-room plan building built end-on to High Street to the
north-east. The front room projects forward from the properties either side. The
front room has a C19 lateral stack on the left side. The room behind is a lobby and
contains a C19 stair. The third room has an axial stack backing onto the lobby and
the larger rear room has an end stack backing onto the adjoining lobby. The
development of the house before the C19 is not easy but it seems that the front 2 or
3 rooms once formed a separate property from the rear 1 or 2-room plan cottage. The
rear 2 rooms are mid C17, the front 2 are mid C19. In fact the front section
rebuilt the service end room of a C16 3-room-and-through-passage plan house; the
passage and former hall are now occupied by Church Stile Cottage (q.v.) adjoining to
right. Building 2 storeys throughout.
Exterior: front end has ground floor C20 shop window and first floor C19 16-pane
sash and the roof is hipped above. The doorway is on the right side, C19 panelled
door with narrow overlight and slate monopitch hood. The left side, through the
passage contains various C19 casements and the former cottage doorway to the rear
room contains an old plank door with studded cover strips.
Interior: the oldest features are in the rear 2 rooms. Both have C17 soffit-
Chamfered and scroll-stopped crossbeams and the back room has its contemporary
fireplace exposed; granite with a soffit-chamfered and scroll-stopped oak lintel.
Other fireplaces are blocked by C19 and C20 grates. Roof is inaccessible although
the feet of the principals are exposed and indicate A-frame trusses throughout but
those over the rear 2 rooms are probably C17.

Listing NGR: SX7008687481

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