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Lower Soar, Malborough

Description: Lower Soar

Grade: II
Date Listed: 19 February 1990
English Heritage Building ID: 100729

OS Grid Reference: SX7076537764
OS Grid Coordinates: 270765, 37764
Latitude/Longitude: 50.2257, -3.8131

Location: Malborough, Devon TQ7 3DS

Locality: Malborough
Local Authority: South Hams District Council
County: Devon
Country: England
Postcode: TQ7 3DS

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Listing Text

SX 73 NW
8/33 Lower Soar


Farmhouse. C17 possibly incorporating some earlier fabric, much remodelled in C18
and C19 with C20 alterations. Slatestone rubble walls. Thatch roof gabled to
left end, half hipped to front and rear wings. 2 rendered rubble stacks with
brick shafts and 2 rubble stacks with brick shafts.
Plan: originally either 2 or 3-room-and-through-passage plan, lower end to the
left. Hall stack backs onto the passage. At its higher end is a cross wing of
uncertain date since it has no dateable features but probably later C17 or C18,
and behind it is a smaller rear wing, probably C18 or early C19. In the C20 the
internal room arrangement was altered and the passage changed.
Exterior: 2 storeys. Asymmetrical 4 window front with wing projecting from
right-hand end. Later C20 small-paned 2 and 3-light casements. C20 glazed door
to left of centre. The wing has windows on its inner face and a row of pigeon
holes on its end wall. A C19 outbuilding projects from the left-hand end of the
house in an L-shaped range forming a courtyard. The rear elevation of the house
has a wing projecting at the centre and extending from it is an L-shaped section
of wall with a row of 8 bee-boles in it.
Interior: considerably altered but hall retains its large Cl7 open fireplace with
slate lintel and chamfered and stopped ceiling beams. According to N. Alcock's
cruck catalogue there is a cruck roof timber, but this was not seen during the

Listing NGR: SX7076537764

This text is a legacy record and has not been updated since the building was originally listed. Details of the building may have changed in the intervening time. You should not rely on this listing as an accurate description of the building.

Source: English Heritage

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