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Post Office and Manor House, West Alvington

Description: Post Office and Manor House

Grade: II
Date Listed: 19 February 1990
English Heritage Building ID: 100902

OS Grid Reference: SX7245443838
OS Grid Coordinates: 272454, 43838
Latitude/Longitude: 50.2807, -3.7915

Location: A381, West Alvington, Devon TQ7 3PN

Locality: West Alvington
Local Authority: South Hams District Council
County: Devon
Country: England
Postcode: TQ7 3PN

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Listing Text


5/205 Post Office and Kanor House


House and shop may originally have been associated with adjoining almshouse/church house. Probably early C16 or slightly later, altered in early C20. Roughly coursed slate stone walls. Gable ended slate roof with Victorian decorative ridge tiles. Brick stack at left gable end.
fl2n: One room either side of central passageway, behind the left-hand one is a small original projection probably for a staircase. C18 or C19 addition behind shop which now occupies the right-hand room, has become a separate property.
Exterior: 2 storeys. Regular 2 window front with wide central through-passageway which has an original but somewhat decayed wooden round-arched doorway at the rear. Circa late C19 or early C20 tripartite 8-pane sashes on the first floor, contemporary bay window below to left with inserted narrow panel door to its right. The other side of the passageway is a late C19 or early C20 shopfront. A hollow chamfered stringcourse runs across the front wall a little below the eaves. The rear wall has a chamfered stone eaves cornice which extends around the stair projection to the right of the passageway which has a window with a moulded wooden lintel. Early C20 addition in front of this part of the house.
Interior: chamfered unstopped axial beam in left-hand roof. Roof timbers renewed probably in C19 and are very rough.

Listing NGR: SX7245443838

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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