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The Old Inn

A Grade II Listed Building in Drewsteignton, Devon

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Latitude: 50.7035 / 50°42'12"N

Longitude: -3.7921 / 3°47'31"W

OS Eastings: 273546

OS Northings: 90847

OS Grid: SX735908

Mapcode National: GBR QF.93KR

Mapcode Global: FRA 27Y6.VX6

Plus Code: 9C2RP635+95

Entry Name: The Old Inn

Listing Date: 4 March 1988

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1326066

English Heritage Legacy ID: 94913

Location: Drewsteignton, West Devon, Devon, EX6

County: Devon

District: West Devon

Civil Parish: Drewsteignton

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

Church of England Parish: Drewsteignton

Church of England Diocese: Exeter

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Inn, now used as a restaurant. Mid or late C17; refurbished rearranged and enlarged
in the mid C19. The older part is plastered cob on stone rubble footings, the mid
C19 work is plastered stone rubble; stone rubble stacks topped with C19 and C20
brick; slate roof (originally thatch).
Plan and development: double depth plan house facing south. There is a front and
back room either side of a staggered through passage. The principal rooms are those
on the front, service rooms to rear. Now the right room has been knocked through to
the passage. Stair at right angles to the passage to rear of the front left room.
The front section is the C17, part, the rear rooms were added in the late C19. The
front right room has a gable-end stack, the room behind a rear lateral stack and the
front left room has an axial stack, once a lateral stack, in the C17 rear wall.
2 storeys.
Exterior: 3-window front of 16-pane sashes, some are horned replacements. The
symmetry is upset because the front doorway is set right of centre. It contains a
C19 part-glazed panelled door with a plain stucco architrave and an 8-pane sash side
light to left of it. The roof is gable-ended and pitches over the original front
section and the rear pitch carried down over the added rear rooms. The right end
wall contains more 16-pane sashes and one horned 20-pane sash.
Interior: is mainly the result of the late C19 refurbishement although some C17
work is exposed. No C17 crossbeams are exposed. The front right room fireplace is
granite with a soffit-chamfered oak lintel. The left front room fireplace is also
granite. Its lintel is a reused chamfered and scroll-stopped oak timber and there
is the blocking of a large side oven here. The 3-bay roof over the front section is
carried on C17 A-frame trusses with pegged lap-jointed collars.
The Old Inn is one of a group of attractive listed buildings in the centre of
Drewsteignton village.

Listing NGR: SX7354890848

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