British Listed Buildings

History in Structure

If you log in, you can comment on buildings, submit new photos or update photos that you've already submitted.

We need to upgrade the server that this website runs on. Can you spare a quid to help?.

The Old Bake House, Dittisham

Description: The Old Bake House

Grade: II
Date Listed: 7 December 1987
English Heritage Building ID: 101198

OS Grid Reference: SX8654854806
OS Grid Coordinates: 286548, 54806
Latitude/Longitude: 50.3822, -3.5971

Location: The Lane, Dittisham, Devon TQ6 0EX

Locality: Dittisham
Local Authority: South Hams District Council
County: Devon
Country: England
Postcode: TQ6 0EX

Incorrect location/postcode? Submit a correction!

Explore more of the area around Dittisham, Devon at Explore Britain.

Listing Text

5X8654 - SX8754 MANOR STREET
17/286 DITTISHAM (North
7.12.87 side) The Old Bake


Cottage, formerly used as a shop and once said to have been a bakehouse.
Circa early C16, remodelled in circa late C17 or early C18 and extended in
circa late C18 or early C19 and again in C20.
Roughcast stone rubble. Steeply pitched slate roof with half-hipped right
hand end and gabled left hand end abutting adjoining house. 2 lateral
stacks at the back the stack on the rear right hand corner has a tall
rendered tapered shaft with louvred clay pots.
Plan: 2-room and through passage plan, each room heated from a lateral
stack at the rear and an unheated outshut across the back. The main range
of 2 rooms with a central through passage was originally open to the roof
and lmay have been the lower end (right) and hall (left) of a 3-room plan
house, the inner room of which has been incorporated into the adjoining
house to the left. Alternatively it was oroginally only of 2-room plan.
It was probably not until the late C17 or early C18 that the house was
floored and a lateral stack built at the back of the hall. the rear
lateral stack of the lower right hand room and the outshut across the back
may be later C18 or early C19 additiions. In the C20 a narrow single
storey wing was built behind the right hand end of the outshut.
Exterior: 2 storeys. Asymmetrical 2-window south front. C19 2-light
casements with glazing bars, ground floor left hand has been replaced by
late C20 2-light casement with glazing bars. Central doorway with C20
glazed and panelled door. 2 small C19 casements on right hand gable end
with one small C20 casement above on first floor.
The roof of the main range is carried down at the rear over an outshut
which has been extended in C20 by the addition of a single storey wing.
Interior: The main cross-beam in the passage is roughly chamfered and has
a straight cut strap. The left hand room has roughly chamfered wavey
ceililng beams of light scantling and a lateral fireplace at the back with
a cambered chamfered timber lintel and a brick-lilned oven. The right hand
room has a lateral fireplace at the back with a thinly chamfered timber
lintel. The first floor chamber over the left hand room has a small rear
lateral fireplace with an unstrapped chamfered timber lintel.
Roof: 4 trusses made from reused smoke-blackened principals with artuces
for the collars and threaded purlins which are missing. The feet of the
principals are straight but some are jointed to short posts embedded in the
wall tops.

Listing NGR: SX8654854806

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

Listed building text is © Crown Copyright. Reproduced under licence.