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The Retreat, Harberton

Description: The Retreat

Grade: II
Date Listed: 26 April 1993
English Heritage Building ID: 101351

OS Grid Reference: SX7844256269
OS Grid Coordinates: 278442, 56269
Latitude/Longitude: 50.3937, -3.7115

Location: 4 Bow Road, Totnes TQ9 7TD

Locality: Harberton
Local Authority: South Hams District Council
County: Devon
Country: England
Postcode: TQ9 7TD

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Listing Text


The Retreat (No 2
Broad Steps)


Cottage in a row, probably one house originally. Circa early C17.
Roughcast stone rubble. Steeply pitched asbestos slate roof with gabled
ends abutting adjoining cottages. Rendered left hand gable end stack
with weatherings.
Plan: Single cell plan, the ground floor room and chamber above heated
from fireplaces in a stack at the left end and with a wing at the back
oversailing an access passage which gives access to rear of adjoining
cottages. Probably originally part of a large house which could have
included some of the adjoining cottages.
Exterior: 2 storeys. 1-window front. C20 2 and 3-light casements.
Doorway to right with C20 door and C20 glazed porch.
Interior: Chamfered axial ceiling beam with run out stops and another
beam near rear wall, but unchamfered. Fireplace in left hand side wall
with slate rubble jambs and ovolo moulded timber lintel with run out
stops on large ovolo-moulded timber corbels. Chamber above has
fireplace with similar but smaller moulded timber lintel but not on
corbels. The feet of the principal rafters are straight and the apex has
mortice and tenoned joint. The ceiling of the passage under the rear way
has chamfered joists with hollow step stops.

Listing NGR: SX7844256269

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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