Front House Guest House / Front House And Cottage

29 Aug 1999
Front House Guest House, East Street, Bovey Tracey, Teignbridge, Devon, TQ13 9EL
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Front House And Cottage, East Street, Bovey Tracey, Teignbridge, Devon, TQ13 9EL
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This information is taken from the statutory List as it was in 2001 and may not be up to date.

SX 8178 BOVEY TRACEY EAST STREET (south side), Bovey Tracey 11/65 Front House Guest House - (formerly listed as Front House 23.8.55 and Cottage) GV II

Guest house, originally a private house. Early C19, probably incorporating part of a C16 or C17 building; later addition to left. Solid, roughcast walls, probably of stone. Tarred slated roofs with clay ridge-tiles; on older part of front range most ridge-tiles are handmade with low crests. Brick chimneys (the left-hand one partly rebuilt in C20) on each gable of older front range and on left-hand gable of the addition. Front range has 2 rooms of equal size, originally with through passage between them; parlour wing at rear on right-hand side, longer kitchen wing, including staircase, at rear to left. 2 storeys. Roughly symmetrical 3- window front; all windows with sashes, of 6 panes in ground storey, and 8 panes in second storey. Central doorway has wooden doorcase with flanking pilasters and flat hood on shaped brackets. 6-panel door, the 2 top panels now glazed. 2 windows at either side of doorway. Addition'to left has no windows. Rear wings retain most of their C19 casements.

Interior: both front rooms and room in parlour wing on ground storey have early C19 wood chimneypieces; that in left-hand front room with moulded architrave, fluted half-pilasters, pulvinated frieze with centre plaque, and cornice. Right- hand room has chimney-piece with plain pilasters and dentilled cornice; ceiling- beams chamfered, one with a run-out stop. Wooden open-well staircase, at junction of main range with kitchen wing, has cut strings with thin square-section balusters. Roof not inspected.

Little Front House and Rose Cottage, also part of Front House Guest House, are separately listed.

Listing NGR: SX8175878567


This is part of the Series: IOE01/1374 IOE Records taken by M J Medley; within the Collection: IOE01 Images Of England


© Mr M J Medley. Source: Historic England Archive

This photograph was taken for the Images of England project

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Photographer: Medley, M J

Rights Holder: Medley, M J


Roughcast, Slate, Stone, Tar, Georgian House, Victorian Monument <By Form>, Domestic, Dwelling, Guest House, Commercial, Religious Ritual And Funerary, Residential Building