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Dent House and Cob Wall to South

A Grade II Listed Building in Doddiscombsleigh, Devon

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Latitude: 50.6665 / 50°39'59"N

Longitude: -3.6203 / 3°37'13"W

OS Eastings: 285585

OS Northings: 86454

OS Grid: SX855864

Mapcode National: GBR QP.QCKH

Mapcode Global: FRA 3799.WZ7

Plus Code: 9C2RM98H+HV

Entry Name: Dent House and Cob Wall to South

Listing Date: 9 March 1988

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1333906

English Heritage Legacy ID: 85647

Location: Doddiscombsleigh, Teignbridge, Devon, EX6

County: Devon

Civil Parish: Doddiscombsleigh

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

Church of England Parish: Doddiscombsleigh St Michael

Church of England Diocese: Exeter

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SX 88 NE
3/126 Dent House and cob wall to south
Former farmhouse. Circa early C16 origins, C17 remodelling, C18 alterations,
substantial 1970s renovations and extension. Colourwashed rendered cob and and stone ;
slate roof with deep eaves hipped at ends ; axial stack and right end stack with
brick shafts to main block, similar stack to end of rear wing, C20 front lateral
stack to addition.
Plan: The main block is a 3 room and through passage plan, lower end to the right,
narrow unheated inner room, hall stack backing on to passage. A rear left wing, at
right angles to the inner room and hall, forms an overall L plan. The house
originated as a late medieval open hall, remodelled and floored in the circa early
C17, the rear kitchen wing possibly added later in the C17. The medieval roof
survives over the lower end only, over most of the hall and the wing the roof timbers
are C18, below a later roof. Substantial alterations of the 1970s include an
extension adjoining the lower end room to rear service rooms behind the hall and
lower end.
Exterior: 2 storeys. Asymmetrical 3:1:2 window front with one window to the 1970s 2
storey porch. 2- and 3-light 1970s timber casements with square leaded panes.
Interior: The hall is the most complete room, with a large open fireplace with a
timber lintel that extends over the doorway from the passage. Chamfered crossbeam
with chamfered joists with runout stops ; plank and muntin higher end screen with
diagonal stops and evidence of some alteration. The hall has a winder stair in the
front right corner. C18 china cupboard on rear wall of hall. The inner room has a
chamfered mullioned rear window (possibly resited) with diagonal stops. Lower end
and passage carpentry in C20, early C19 marble chimneypiece possibly concealing
earlier features. Good set of C18 2-panel doors, some with HL hinges, to both ground
and first floors. The rear wing has a rough crossbeam and rebuilt open fireplace
with a chamfered timber lintel with step stops.
Roof: 2 side-pegged jointed cruck trusses, one over the hall, the other over the
lower end. The apex of the lower end truss only is visible, lightly sooted with
sooted rafters below a later roof. Diagonally-set threaded ridge, threaded purlins
and collars all missing. The C18 roof is of pegged collar rafter design with x
apexes to the trusses.
Group value with cider house and threshing barn.

Listing NGR: SX8558586454

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