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Lower Chuggaton

A Grade II Listed Building in Chittlehampton, Devon

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.022 / 51°1'19"N

Longitude: -3.9828 / 3°58'58"W

OS Eastings: 261028

OS Northings: 126610

OS Grid: SS610266

Mapcode National: GBR KV.HSZF

Mapcode Global: FRA 26KD.S7L

Entry Name: Lower Chuggaton

Listing Date: 18 March 1986

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1107666

English Heritage Legacy ID: 98655

Location: Swimbridge, North Devon, Devon, EX37

County: Devon

District: North Devon

Civil Parish: Chittlehampton

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

Church of England Parish: Swimbridge St James the Apostle

Church of England Diocese: Exeter

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Listing Text

SWIMBRIDGE
SS 62 NW
11/173 Lower Chuggaton

II

Farmhouse, unoccupied and used as cattle shelter (April 1985). Rendered stone
rubble and cob. Corrugated asbestos roof with gable ends. Truncated lateral hall stack to front and at right gable end. Tall lateral brick stack to rear heating lower end. 3-room, formerly open hall plan with hall/cross-partition removed. Small projecting stair turret and dairy outshut to rear of hall and staircase removed from rear of cross-passage. A further narrow stair turret also with stairs removed to rear of inner room suggests that at an early date this end was partitioned off for separate occupation, as a doorway has been punched through the front wall of the inner room. 2 storeys. 4-window range. Plank doors to cross-passage and inner room.
Interior: creamery intact to rear wall of hall. Bread ovens to lower end and inner room fireplaces. The ceiling to the hall is particularly interesting with a single longitudinal beam chamfered on the hall side only set slightly in from the former cross-passage partition and possibly evidence of a former jetty. Into this beam are tenoned a series of close-set joists lying across the hall, all of which are chamfered only on the forward facing arrises, with good traces of possibly C16 painted decoration in the form of simple scrolls and chevrons along the whole front length of each joist. The inner room has chamfered and scroll-stopped durns to stair turret door surround. Roof structure appears to be largely intact, with a single raised cruck truss over the hall, the purlins otherwise carried on solid cob partitions rising to the apex of the roof at the lower end of the cross-passage and between the hall and inner room. Despite their introduction, heavy smoke-blackening appeared to extend the length of the, building suggesting it was originally entirely open to the roof, with subsequent flooring over in stages.


Listing NGR: SS6102826610

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