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Lower Coombe Lower Coombe (Formerly Middle Coombe), Diptford

Description: Lower Coombe Lower Coombe (Formerly Middle Coombe)

Grade: II
Date Listed: 26 April 1993
English Heritage Building ID: 101135

OS Grid Reference: SX7491055638
OS Grid Coordinates: 274910, 55638
Latitude/Longitude: 50.3873, -3.7609

Location: Diptford, Devon TQ9 7NP

Locality: Diptford
Local Authority: South Hams District Council
County: Devon
Country: England
Postcode: TQ9 7NP

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Listing Text


SX75NW Lower Coombe
(formerly Middle


House. Circa 1700 altered in C19 land C20. Painted slate rubble and
probably some cob., Asbestos slate hipped roof. Very large stone rubble
rear lateral stack with set offs, heightened with a rendered shaft. Stone
rubble chimney shaft rising from the front wall.
Plan: originally a 3-room plan the large left hand room is the
hall/kitchen with a large rear lateral kitchen fireplace. The narrow right
hand room is unheated. The original front doorway gives direct entry to
the right of the centre room which has a straight staircase against the
back wall and small lateral fireplace at the front which may be an
addition. If so the centre room was originally unheated and the stack was
probably added in C19 when the unheated outshut was added at the back of
the left hand room. The narrow right hand room remains unheated but the
partition between it and the centre room was removed probably in C20. In
the late C20 a new doorway with a porch was formed giving direct entry into
the left hand room. The ground level is lower at the left hand end of the
house and it falls away at the front and rises behind.
Exterior: 2 storeys. Asymmetrical 3-window range. early C20 2-light 12-
pane casements with slate cills. ground floor right has late C20 casement.
Original doorway to right of centre with chamfered lintel and late C20
glazed door. C20 doorway to left of centre with C20 rendered porch with
asbestos slate lean-to roof. Lateral stack to left of centre with stone
rubble shaft rising from the front wall.
At the rear circa early C20 2-light casement with glazing bars. Small
ground floor centre window and narrow left hand ground floor window, both
fixed light. Very large stone rubble projecting lateral stack to right
with set offs and single storey outshut in front of stack with C19
casements and side doorway.
Interior: left hand room, the hall/kitchen has large near lateral
fireplace with cambered roughly hewn lintel, stone rubble jambs and blocked
oven to left. Central room has a small front lateral fireplace with an
unchamfered lintel. Plastered stud partition between the left and centre
rooms; the partition removed between the right hand and centre room. The
ceiling beams in the left hand rooms are closely-spaced land roughly hewn
cross-beams. Staircase at the back of the central room is straight.
Roof: the roof space was not inspected by the feet of the straight
principal rafters were visible in the first floor rooms and the purlins are
resting on the backs of the principals.

Listing NGR: SX7491055638

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Source: English Heritage

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