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Townsend, South Huish

Description: Townsend

Grade: II
Date Listed: 19 February 1990
English Heritage Building ID: 100787

OS Grid Reference: SX6939040479
OS Grid Coordinates: 269390, 40479
Latitude/Longitude: 50.2498, -3.8333

Location: South Huish, Devon TQ7 3EU

Locality: South Huish
Local Authority: South Hams District Council
County: Devon
Country: England
Postcode: TQ7 3EU

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Listing Text

SX 64 SE
4/90 Townsend


House, formerly farmhouse. Apparently mid C17 but may have earlier origins.
Plastered rubble and cob walls. Thatch roof gabled to left end, hipped to right.
Brick stack at gable end and rear lateral rubble stack with brick shaft.
Play: at present 3-room plan with largest room to right, cross passage to its
left with small central room beyond it, which has an axial passage behind it
leading to the left-hand room. The axial passage may be a C20 insertion but
opening onto it is an original winder staircase in a shallow projection. C19
outshut added behind right-hand room.
Exterior: 2 storeys. Asymmetrical 3-window front of C20 small-paned 1 and 2-
light casements. C20 4-panel door at centre under slate pentice. Rear elevation
has out shut to left and small rectangular stair projection slightly to right of
Interior: right-hand room has chamfered and step-stopped ceiling beams. The
ceiling level drops close to the partition wall in a way which resembles an
internal jetty and apparently also has a partition over it, but the roof structure
dates only from the C18 over this end, and so provides no corroborating evidence.

Listing NGR: SX6939040479

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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