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Stables and Dovecot Approximately 40 Metres East of Painsford Manor, Ashprington

Description: Stables and Dovecot Approximately 40 Metres East of Painsford Manor

Grade: II
Date Listed: 9 February 1961
English Heritage Building ID: 100957

OS Grid Reference: SX8012656824
OS Grid Coordinates: 280126, 56824
Latitude/Longitude: 50.3990, -3.6880

Location: Ashprington, Devon TQ9 7EF

Locality: Ashprington
Local Authority: South Hams District Council
County: Devon
Country: England
Postcode: TQ9 7EF

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Listing Text

6/48 Stables and Dovecot
Approximately 40 Metres
9.2.61 East of Painsford Manor


Stable range and dovecot. Circa late C17. Slate rubble with Beerstone window
frames. Grouted scantle slate roof with hipped right (south) end and gabled
left (north) end; dovecot has gable-ended corrugated iron roof.
Plan: Long rectangular range of 6 bays with a carriageway in the bay to the
right (south) of centre. Hayloft above has access in the left hand (north)
gable end where the ground level is higher; at right angles at north end on
higher ground level a large rectangular dovecot.
Exterior: 1-storey and loft. 3:13 bays. Dressed slate segmented arch
carriageway through the bay to the right of centre, with chamfered imposts.
3 windows to the left and 2 to the right have Beerstone cross-mullion-transom
frames, ovolo-moulded outside and cyma-moulded inside, all with dressed slate
segmental relieving arches. The front is partly obscured by C20 outbuildings
the windows are intact.
The rear wall is blind except for the carriageway arch, and a loft doorway to
the left. The north gable end has a large loft doorway with a chamfered
timber lintels. The dovecot at the north end has wide doorway and path,
blocked window with chamfered timber lintels, slate dripmould and large slit
above in gable. Interior: The sides of the carriageway are flanked by stone
rubble walls which rise only to the height of the siposts of the arches. To
the right (south) 2 of the original posts of the 3 bays of the stall are
intact; they are Tuscan timber columns; the partitions of the stalls have been
removed. To the left the loft floor is supported on square section posts and
this end may not have been the principal stabling. The dovecot has plaster
wall inside with pigeon-holes on all four sides and a C20 roof structure.
Roof: Late C19 soft wood scissor-braced trusses.

Listing NGR: SX8012656824

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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