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Half Moon House

A Grade II Listed Building in Manaton, Devon

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Latitude: 50.6184 / 50°37'6"N

Longitude: -3.7687 / 3°46'7"W

OS Eastings: 274970

OS Northings: 81345

OS Grid: SX749813

Mapcode National: GBR QG.NHJP

Mapcode Global: FRA 27ZF.RKX

Plus Code: 9C2RJ69J+9G

Entry Name: Half Moon House

Listing Date: 23 August 1955

Last Amended: 4 February 1987

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1334170

English Heritage Legacy ID: 84997

Location: Manaton, Teignbridge, Devon, TQ13

County: Devon

Civil Parish: Manaton

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

Church of England Parish: Manaton St Winifred

Church of England Diocese: Exeter

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SX 78 SW
- Half Moon House (Formerly listed as
23.8.55 Half Moon Cottage)
House, originally probably farmhouse; said to have been converted into cottages,
later used as pub.
Probably late C16 but considerably altered internally. C18 additions at either
Granite rubble walls, plastered at front. Thatched roof with gable ends. Granite
end and ridge stacks; rebuilt brick shaft to rear lateral stack which is flush
with external wall face.
Probably originally 3 room with through passage and rear lateral stack to hall.
Passage partitions have been removed and front door now a window. Inner room with
end stack, possibly once unheated as stack looks later. Kitchen at lower end with
stack; well for newel staircase on rear wall next to kitchen stack but stairs now
removed. 1 room addition at either end probably added when house was subdivided
and separate entrances inserted into front of inner room and far right rooms.
Detached parallel range very close to rear of lower end, possible service room;
incorporates well house at upper end with Stone Trough. Now attached to lower end
of house.
2 storey. Original house has asymmetrical 6 window front with 1 window addition at
either end, right hand one slightly set back.
C20 2-light wood casements with glazing bars in small, possibly early, openings.
Ground floor left window is larger 3-light casement. Original entrance to right of
centre is now window.
Both doorways have open fronted plastered stone porches with lean-to slate roofs.
C20 plank doors. 2 raking buttresses to right of centre with slated weathering.
At rear is formerly detached service range of narrow rectangular plan with thatched
roof, now attached to house.
C20 conservatory and granite semi-circular tower attached.
Interior: 2 surviving cross beams; one in inner room, chamfered with ogee stop and
plain joists on lower side running up to partition with wall. No joists on upper
side of beam but mortices are visible. 2nd beam in the former kitchen has similar
chamfer and stops.
Kitchen fireplace has single granite jamb to right-hand side and semi-circular
stone oven opening in left-hand side. Wooden chamfered lintel with hollow stepped
and notched stop.
Hall fireplace re-used from another house, C19 moulded granite. On first floor in
2 left-hand rooms 2 small Victorian cast iron fireplaces and gates survive.
Over original section of house is a 4 bay C18 roof with straight principals crossed
and morticed and curved collars lapped and pegged to trusses. Evidence of
trenching for purlins. In former gable wall above kitchen is a 2-light wooden
mullion window with flat chamfer on jambs and mullion, rebated for glass.
Pleasant traditional facade enhances village green area.

Listing NGR: SX7497481345

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