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Latitude: 50.9904 / 50°59'25"N
Longitude: -4.4091 / 4°24'32"W
OS Eastings: 231024
OS Northings: 123988
OS Grid: SS310239
Mapcode National: GBR K8.KT0Q
Mapcode Global: FRA 16NH.G3P
Entry Name: Old Post House
Listing Date: 19 June 1989
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1104469
English Heritage Legacy ID: 91180
Location: Clovelly, Torridge, Devon, EX39
Civil Parish: Clovelly
Traditional County: Devon
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon
Church of England Parish: Clovelly All Saints
Church of England Diocese: Exeter
This list entry was subject to a Minor Amendment on 02/12/2015
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Old Post House
(Formerly listed as No 141, TURNPIKEGATE)
Cottage. Probably early C17, Part rebuilt in the C18, including reroofing, some C19 refenestration. Rubble, part rendered, whitewashed, straw-thatched roof to half-hipped ends; tall rendered front lateral stack rising from the eaves. Plan: single room depth, central through passageway with the rear doorway blocked, probably in the C19. To each side of this passage a room, to the left, the higher end, heated by a front lateral stack with an integral bread-oven. The room to the right of the passage unheated; this room later divided, probably C19 with a plank partition to form a modern kitchen at the right end. It is probable that the right half of house was rebuilt n the C18. Further small late C19 addition with lean-to roof at right end.
Exterior: 2 storeys, asymmetrical fenestration, entrance-front with a 1 and 2-light C19 casements on ground floor with close-set glazing bars and small panes, on first floor under eaves a 2-light C18 iron casement with square-paned leaded lights to one side. Gable end facing onto roadside with a 2-light C19 casement on first floor. C20 casement on ground floor. Door opening directly to right of projecting bread oven, C19 plank door. Rear elevation with 2 C19 casement and a C20 casement.
Interior: fireplace in left ground floor room blocked, C20 grate. Right ground floor room with a deep chamfered and unstopped axial ceiling beam. First floor divided into 3 small rooms.
Roof: C18 with straight principals, hipped ends, ridge not seen.
Listing NGR: SS3102423988
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