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Latitude: 50.8568 / 50°51'24"N
Longitude: -3.3931 / 3°23'34"W
OS Eastings: 302044
OS Northings: 107294
OS Grid: ST020072
Mapcode National: GBR LN.V67C
Mapcode Global: FRA 36ST.V8N
Entry Name: 8, Fore Street
Listing Date: 24 October 1951
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1326170
English Heritage Legacy ID: 95285
Location: Cullompton, Mid Devon, Devon, EX15
District: Mid Devon
Civil Parish: Cullompton
Built-Up Area: Cullompton
Traditional County: Devon
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon
Church of England Parish: Cullompton
Church of England Diocese: Exeter
CULLOMPTON FORE STREET (west side),
ST 00 NW
Solicitor's Offices, formerly a merchant's town house. C17. Half timbered, with cob
and stone mix to side and rear, plastered, under gabled-end slate roof, and abutting
the property to the left. L-shaped plan, with rear wing, the 1-room deep main range
facing the street. The house appears to conform to merchant-house plan type with
shop and storage area on the ground floor, and main rooms on the first floor. Main
range of 3 storeys, rear wing of 2. Left-hand end stack and another at junction of
main range and wing, both with brick shafts.
Front: except for the altered ground floor, a symmetrical C17 range : upper floors
with exposed close studding and horizontal bar (with convex moulding above and
dentilled below), the upper part of the 1st floor with plaster coving concealing
jetty; these 2 storeys divided 1 from the other by decorative, dentilled frieze.
2nd floor: horizontal rail broken by three 3-light casement windows, lintels at eaves
level, each light with 20 leaded panes, the side lights fixed; dentilled band
(possibly later) below sills.
lst floor: studding below coving takes the form of Ionic pilasters and broken by two
6-light windows, brought out slightly on brackets, 18 leaded panes per light, the
jambs and mullions either chamfered or with ovolo moulding. Some crown glass
Ground floor: C19 refacing under slated pentice; left hand side brought out with 2-
light window, 9 panes per light; right-hand side, the pentice coved, with 2-light
hornless sash window. Vehicular entrance between. Right-hand side elevation with no
Rear: one 2-light chamfered window, 16 leaded panes per light, and a single-light
window above vehicular entrance with ovolo moulded surround.
Interior: 1st floor (2 rooms) with 2 ovolo moulded axial beams; ovolo moulded
mullions, and one big internal upright support to each window. Newel staircase to
rear with octagonal newel and moulded finial. Attic with original floorboards, 2
door frames, and post and wattle internal partitions.
Roof: 3 bays, purlins trenched into principals; apex carpentry not visible. No. 8
Fore Street is an important and intact survival of a C17 Devon merchant's townhouse.
Listing NGR: ST0204407294
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