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Latitude: 50.6877 / 50°41'15"N
Longitude: -3.6806 / 3°40'50"W
OS Eastings: 281375
OS Northings: 88913
OS Grid: SX813889
Mapcode National: GBR QM.922D
Mapcode Global: FRA 3758.9WH
Entry Name: Rosebank
Listing Date: 4 September 1986
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1214831
English Heritage Legacy ID: 399769
Location: Dunsford, Teignbridge, Devon, EX6
Civil Parish: Dunsford
Traditional County: Devon
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon
Church of England Parish: Dunsford St Mary
Church of England Diocese: Exeter
DUNSFORD BRITON STREET LANE, (east side),
SX 88 NW Dunsford
Small house. Medieval origins, C17 remodelling, substantial C20 renovations. Cob on
stone rubble footings, whitewashed and rendered, front wall rebuilt in concrete block,
left gable end wall brick, thatched roof gabled at ends, rendered left end stack,axial
stack projecting through roof to rear of ridge.
The original plan was a medieval 3-room open hall house with no evidence for a cross
passage: an axial stack was inserted before the hall was ceiled over; there was some
evidence that the stack was timber-framed before the C20 renovations. The lobby
entrance is against a narrow winder stair which abuts the axial stack at the front. The
C20 renovations involved the replacement of the roof and front wall but have preserved
the original internal partitions. Single-storey lean-to at right end. 2 storeys.
Asymmetrical 4-window front, the eaves thatch eyebrowed over a dormer in the centre;
C20 half-glazed front door to the right of centre. C20 Sympathetic replacement
fenestration of 2-and 3-light windows with glazing bars. 2 pane casement window in
the right gable at first floor level.
Interior C16 and C17 features survive in situ on the ground floor. The hall, kitchen
to the right and inner room to the left all have deeply chamfered cross beams with step
stops. The hall has an open fireplace with stone rubble jambs, a chamfered stopped
lintel and a bread oven. A good oak plank and muntin screen with a moulded top rail and
chamfered muntins stopped off at hall bench level divides the hall from the inner room.
The smoke-blackened medieval jointed cruck truss has been erected with 1 original
purlin intact, the truss is no longer load-bearing.
In spite of the substantial C20 repairs the house is of special interest as an example
of a small 3 building: a minature version without cross passage of the larger farmhouses
of the region, and with a lobby entrance unusual in the County.
Listing NGR: SX8137588913
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