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Latitude: 50.7304 / 50°43'49"N
Longitude: -3.9254 / 3°55'31"W
OS Eastings: 264214
OS Northings: 94081
OS Grid: SX642940
Mapcode National: GBR Q6.2CFX
Mapcode Global: FRA 27N4.Y9H
Entry Name: Post Office
Listing Date: 8 October 1987
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1147228
English Heritage Legacy ID: 93083
Location: Sticklepath, West Devon, Devon, EX20
District: West Devon
Civil Parish: Sticklepath
Traditional County: Devon
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon
Church of England Parish: Belstone St Mary
Church of England Diocese: Exeter
SAMPFORD COURTENAY STICKLEPATH
SX 69 SW
12/201 Post Office
House. Circa early C16 with late C16 or early C17 alterations. Plastered stone
rubble walls. Gable ended thatch roof. Small brick stack at left-hand gable end.
Plan: originally likely to have had 3-room and through-passage plan of which the
passage and lower room have been demolished. The house almost certainly was built
with an open hall which probably had an open hearth but only a roof inspection could
prove this. The chamber over the inner room is jettied into the hall and this was
an original arrangement judging by the closed truss in the partition above. The
hall stack backed onto the passage, if not original it was inserted in the late C16
or early C17 when the ceiling was put in.
Exterior: 2 storeys. Asymmetrical 2-window front of early C20 3-light casements.
C20 part-glazed door at left-hand end and leanto wooden porch against right-hand
Interior: hall has plank and muntin screen at higher end with chamfered muntins.
Above it the ceiling projects slightly into the room at a lower level to the rest of
the room apparently with a plastered-over beam running along the edge - this
strongly suggests an internal jetty. In the main part of the ceiling is an axial
beam, richly moulded with converging stops. At the lower end of the hall is a
granite-framed fireplace with hollow chamfered lintel resting on shaped granite
corbels. Roof-space inaccessible at time of survey.
Inner room has ovolo and fillet moulded cross beam with deeply inscribed scrolls to
the ogee stops. Newel stairs by fireplace with chamfered wooden lintel.
Roof: Over the hall the rear blade of a cruck truss survives (the front one cut off
by the chimney stack) with threaded purlins. Above the jetty is a closed truss and
there is another open truss over the inner room. No access to roof-space so
evidence of smoke-blackening on timbers was not available.
Despite its modest size this house preserves some interesting and good quality
Listing NGR: SX6421494081
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