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Latitude: 50.8943 / 50°53'39"N
Longitude: -4.0019 / 4°0'6"W
OS Eastings: 259308
OS Northings: 112446
OS Grid: SS593124
Mapcode National: GBR KT.RVCF
Mapcode Global: FRA 26HQ.YL0
Entry Name: Cherubeer Manor Including Pump Immediately to South
Listing Date: 21 February 1977
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1162510
English Heritage Legacy ID: 90833
Location: Dolton, Torridge, Devon, EX19
Civil Parish: Dolton
Traditional County: Devon
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon
Church of England Parish: Dolton St Edmund
Church of England Diocese: Exeter
SS 51 SE
5/42 Cherubeer Manor including
21.2.77 pump immediately to south
House formerly farmhouse. C15 origins with early C17 alterations and additions.
Modernised in C20. Plastered cob walls. Thatch roof hipped to left, gabled to
right end. Tall projecting partly plastered rubble lateral stack at front and
rubble stack at right gable end.
Plan: original plan not entirely clear - it now consists of 3 rooms, the central
one obviously the hall, but with no passage and the lower room - which is entred
through a fine C15 doorway but was formerly of non-domestic use with a granary above
and a thick wall dividing it from the hall. It is possible that this end was
downgraded as a subsequent development. There is also a C17 doorway straight into
the hall and behind it is what is apparently a C17 outshut with a C19 one adjoining.
The hall is heated by a front lateral stack with a window bay adjoining it - these
however were inserted into the open hall which had a central hearth but how much of
the building was open to the roof is unclear as apart from a section over the hall
it was re-roofed subsequently. It is possible that the hall remained open for a
while after its stack and window were added as the fireplace has a high lintel and
the windows projection is only single storey. In the later C20 the lower room and
granary above it were converted to domestic use and a general restoration took place
which included the re-use of some C17 windows from another building and the
replacement of some windows by C20 facsimilies.
Exterior: 2 storeys. Asymmetrical 4-window front. C20 leaded light to left on
lst floor with flight of stone steps to its right leading to to a first floor
doorway. Beyond that is a 2-light then a 3-light C20 casement. To the right on the
1st floor is a C20 square section 3-light wooden mullion with leaded panes.
Contemporary 3-light chamfered wooden mullion below. To right of centre is the hall
projection with a later C20 3-light wooden transomed window with leaded panes and
original stone hoodmould above it. In the right-hand wall of the window projection
is a tiny wooden-framed ogee-headed squint. The hall stack is incorporated in the
hall projection and to its left is a C17 or C18 stone open-fronted porch with a seat
in the left-hand side and incorporating an oven projection as its right-hand wall.
Behind the porch is an early C17 chamfered doorframe with true mitres and a C19
plank door. To the left of the porch, into the lower end is the original C15 wide
ogee-headed wooden doorframe with a C17 plank door. C20 stone garage leanto against
left-hand end re-using C17 3-light ovolo-moulded wooden mullion windows in its end
wall and with one in the house wall above. On rear wall are 2 outshuts with a C17
3-light chamfered wooden mullion window to right and a similar C20 window to its
Interior: lower room has chamfered axial beams with run-out stops. Hall has open
fireplace with chamfered wooden lintel but rebuilt stone jambs. A lot of the
joinery which appears early was put in or constructed during the recent
Roof: one small section of original smoke-blackened roof survives over hall
consisting only of the rafters and thatch. The house was otherwise re-roofed in the
C.17 or C18 with substantial straight principals - some resting on posts set into the
wall with threaded or trenched purlins.
This house preserves a particularly picturesque and traditional exterior and
although this and its internal character derive partly from C20 work it has been
done in a commendably sensitive way which does not detract from the essential
interest of the house. To include C18 lead pump in front of house with granite
trough - possibly not in situ.
Listing NGR: SS5930812446
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