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Description: Church House
Date Listed: 26 April 1993
English Heritage Building ID: 101394
OS Grid Reference: SX7117456549
OS Grid Coordinates: 271174, 56549
Latitude/Longitude: 50.3947, -3.8138
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4/483 NORTH HUISH
Probably a church house, now a private house. Probably early C17, possibly
with C16 origins. Rendered stone rubble. Asbestos slate roof with gabled
ends. Rendered stacks at gable ends, the left hand end has a large stack with
a tapered top to the shaft with slate weathering.
Plan: original plan is uncertain. It is now a 2-room plan with a central
entrance into a cross-passage. The left hand room has a large gable end
fireplace; the right hand room has a smaller and probably later stock. There
is a first floor doorway at the back of the left hand end which may have been
the original access to the first floor if it were originally a church house.
The present straight staircase is probably C19 and rises from the right hand
room across the back of the passage. A partition has been inserted into the
right hand room to create a kitchen at the back. In the C20 an outshut was
added at the centre of the back with a porch in the right hand angle. The
outbuilding attached to the left hand end of the front is probably early C19.
Exterior: 2 storeys. Asymmetrical 3-window range. C20 2-light metal frame
casements; ground floor right a C20 French window. Central doorway with a
late C19 or early C20 glazed door and a stone rubble porch with a lean-to
asbestos slate roof and side doorway. A circa early C19 outbuilding on the
left hand end of the front built of slate rubble with a slate half-hipped
roof, single storey, door at the front; a later lean-to in the angle behind
on the left hand gable end. A C20 outshut at the rear with a lean-to porch
in the left hand angle. To the right of the outshut a partly blocked first
Interior: There are at least 4 chamfered cross-beams, all without exposed
stops. One beam set into the left hand end wall above a large fireplace, its
chamfered lintel appears to have been raised. The ground and first floor
partitions are later. Late C20 plasterwork in early C17 style by Mr
Lightbound of Totnes includes a single rib ceiling in the ground floor left
hand room, a cornice on the first floor landing and a frieze in the first
floor left hand room.
Roof: 2 of the principals at the right end have notched lap jointed collars,
mortices for threaded purlins and ridge piece and a mortice and tenoned apex.
One of the principals at the left end has a curved foot, the rest are set in
the wall tops and have mortices for threaded purlins; and one principal at the
centre has a mortice for a missing collar but the opposite principal is not
morticed indicating that there has been rearrangement of the roof structure.
The rafters, ridge piece and most of the purlins have been replaced.
Listing NGR: SX7117456549
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Source: English Heritage
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