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18, Market Street

A Grade II* Listed Building in Hatherleigh, Devon

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Latitude: 50.822 / 50°49'19"N

Longitude: -4.0715 / 4°4'17"W

OS Eastings: 254182

OS Northings: 104535

OS Grid: SS541045

Mapcode National: GBR KQ.XGCT

Mapcode Global: FRA 26CX.MM5

Plus Code: 9C2QRWCH+Q9

Entry Name: 18, Market Street

Listing Date: 22 February 1967

Last Amended: 29 February 1988

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1326472

English Heritage Legacy ID: 93176

Location: Hatherleigh, West Devon, Devon, EX20

County: Devon

District: West Devon

Civil Parish: Hatherleigh

Built-Up Area: Hatherleigh

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

Church of England Parish: Hatherleigh St John the Baptist

Church of England Diocese: Exeter

Tagged with: Building Thatched cottage

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SS 5404
11/68 No. 18 (formerly listed as 'The
White Hart')

House. Circa 1500 with early C16 and early C17 alterations and C17 additions.
Rendered rubble and cob walls. Gable ended thatch roof. Projecting coursed rubble
lateral stack at front incorporating some large squared stones which has tall shaft
with dripcourse and tapering cap. Brick axial stack.
Plan: 2-room-and-through-passage plan. Hall to left and lower room to right.
Originally built with open hall which had central hearth. The lower room was
probably also open to the roof but lacks direct evidence of this since its roof has
been replaced. In the first half of the C16 a chamber was built above the passage
which was jettied out into the hall. In the later C16 or early C17 the hall stack
was added on its front wall and a ceiling inserted - possibly in consecutive stages.
The date that the lower room was floored over and its stack inserted backing onto
the passage is more uncertain but likely to have been completed by the mid C17. Also
in the C17 2 rear wings were added. That behind the hall incorporates a winder
staircse which opens out beyond it. The wing behind the lower room was probably
completely of non-domestsic use although the part nearest the house has been
converted and is now reached from the lower room.
Exterior: 2 storeys. Asymmetrical 3 window front of uniform late C20 leaded pane 3-
light casements apart from a 2-light one to the---right on the first floor. The
windows on the left-hand side of the house are in a 2-storey bay and the central
first floor window, above the doorway is an oriel, probably reconstructed. To the
right the ground floor window is also a bay with a carved C17 timber bracket below.
Central wide 4-panelled door of uncertain date but probably constructed from old
Rear elevation has 2 long wings projecting from either side, slate roofed. Between
them is original medieval roundheaded doorframe and above it is a C17 3-light
chamfered wooden mullion window.
Good interior: between the passage and the hall is a plank and muntin screen which
is either original or contemporary with the internal jetty. Its muntins are
chamfered and scratch-moulded on the passage side, with mason's mitres and an ovolo-
moulded headbeam. A square doorframe has been inserted into what, judging by the
mouldings to the original jambs, was originally an arched doorway. 2 small windows
have been cut into the screen towards the front in the form of 2-light traceried
windows. On the hall side the muntins are simply chamfered. Running above the
screen into the hall approximately one foor are the internal jetty joists which are
chamfered with curved ends - some cut off. The hall ceilign consists of 3 cross
beams - the 2 outer ones are half beams - which are chamfered with straight-cut
stops. Open fireplace with chamfered wooden lintel which has a small squint with
arched head in its rear right-hand corner. At the rear of the hall is a C17
chamfered doorframe to the rear wing. Adjoining it is a contemporary winder
staircase which has a newel post with acorn finial.
Roof structure consists of complete smoke-blackened medieval roof over hall and
passage with pair of raised curcks which have a cranked morticed collar, threaded
purlins and a diagonal trenched ridge. The original common rafters, battens and
thatch also survive. The higher end wall is also smoke-blackened, that at the lower
end is not and was probably inserted. The jetty partition was inserted under the
truss up to its collar and is also smoke-blackened, more lightly at the passage
side. The roof over the lower end has a clean truss with crossed apex - probably
late C18 or C19. The barn behind the left-hand end has a later C17 truss consisting
of straight principals with halved collar.
This is a very complete example of a developed multi-phase medieval town house
preserving many interesting features.

Listing NGR: SS5418404534

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