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Latitude: 50.5877 / 50°35'15"N
Longitude: -4.2218 / 4°13'18"W
OS Eastings: 242817
OS Northings: 78792
OS Grid: SX428787
Mapcode National: GBR NS.D7DT
Mapcode Global: FRA 271J.32K
Entry Name: House About 15 Metres North West of Foghanger House
Listing Date: 7 November 1985
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1326348
English Heritage Legacy ID: 92471
Location: Milton Abbot, West Devon, Devon, PL19
District: West Devon
Civil Parish: Milton Abbot
Traditional County: Devon
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon
SX 47 NW MILTON ABBOT FOGHANGER
10/229 House about 15m north west of
- Foghanger House
House, now in use as outbuilding. Medieval origins with early C17 alterations.
Stone rubble with a corrugated iron roof gabled at ends, formerly thatched. A
medieval open hall house of 2 bays ceiled over with a stack inserted backing on to
the through passage in the early C17 when a 2-storey porch was added. The lower end
has been dismantled, probably in the C18 or C19, leaving the porch, hall and stair
turret. There is no evidence that the house ever had an inner room. 2 storeys. 1
window to the porch, no surviving windows to the hall block. A gabled 2-storey porch
on the left-hand with a rectangular stair turret under a sloping roof in the right
angle between the porch and the hall. The porch has a chamfered stopped granite
doorway with a Tudor arch below a 2-light casement, 3-panes per light. The hall has
a C20 entrance under a long timber lintel that extends across about two thirds of the
Interior Of the open hall 3 smoke-blackened trusses survive, raised crucks with arch
braces and cambered collars. The ridge is diagonally-set and 1 purlin of what was
originally 2-tiers of threaded purlins survives. 1 principal has been replaced.
When the hall was ceiled over the addition of the stair turret involved truncating
the foot of one of the principals which rests on a beam in the turret. The inserted
ceiling consists of a large chamfered cross beam with bar stops; on the passage side
of the cross beam the joists are chamfered with ogee stops, on the other side they
are ovolo-moulded with run-out stops. The large fireplace has granite chamfered
stopped jambs, lintel replaced. A chamfered square-headed doorway to the left of the
stack leads into the passage. A stone newel stair, the steps cemented over, leads
into a small lobby upstairs with 2 doorways both now leading into the porch chamber.
1 doorway has runout chamfers, 1 is chamfered and stopped and partly obscured by a
C20 concrete pillar. Steps lead up from the lobby into the first floor room above
the hall through timber a Caernarvon arched doorframe which is chamfered and stopped.
The porch chamber retains early plaster. C20 timbers have been added to the medieval
roof, probably when the pitch was adjusted from thatch to slate and one of the old
purlins now rests on the outside of one of the principals. The passage is truncated
in front of the stack, presumably this took place when the lower end was demolished.
Listing NGR: SX4281778792
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