This information is taken from the statutory List as it was in 2001 and may not be up to date.
BOVEY TRACEY STATION ROAD, Bovey Tracey SX 8178
11/88 The Old Thatched Inn, about 60m - south-west of Bovey Bridge
Public house, previously listed as business premises. C17 with later additions.
North-east range of cob covered with roughcast; south-west range of stone rubble, partly covered with roughcast. Thatched roofs, half-hipped. Each of the 2 ranges has a rendered chimneystack on ridge. L-shaped, with irregular projection on south-west. The north-east range, which seems to be the earliest, appears to have had a 2-room plan with double stack in centre; original stair was at rear of stack, suggesting perhaps that there was an original lobby-entry at the front, a rarity for Devon. 2 storeys, apart from the single-storeyed south-west projection; the south-west arm of the L is considerably taller than that on the north-east. The north-east range has 3 ground-storey windows with a doorway at right-hand end.
Centre window is a sash with 3 panes above and 6 below; at either side a fixed sash of 6 panes to left and 9 to right. 2 C19 wood casement windows in upper storey, each of 2 lights with 3 panes per light. North-east gable has 2 ground-storey windows; a large 3 light wood casement and a smaller one of 2 lights, both windows with 2 panes per light. In second storey a 2-light wood casement with 3 panes per light. In rear wall a former stair window of C17; wood frame of 2 lights, chamfered and with broad mullion. South-west range has 2 ground storey windows in gable towards road. To left a 2-light late C19 sash with 2 panes per sash; to right an earlier C19 sash with 6 panes above and a single pane below. In second storey a single sash window with 6 panes per sash. In garret a 2-light wood casement window with segmental head, each light of 2 panes. In left-hand wall a second-storey window with 6-paned wood sash. Single-storey C20 porch in angle of the L.
Interior: north-east wing has chamfered ceiling beams with step-stops in ground storey and in second storey, 2 fireplaces (at either side of central stack) with chamfered wood lintels having step-stops. Roof trusses with plain feet and mortices for former threaded purlins. South-west wing, which is plainly a later addition to the north-east wing, has chamfered beams in ground storey, one with a diagonal-cut stop. Roof is probably C19, with trusses but no common rafters, simply heavy thatching spars. Both ranges probably have early fireplaces concealed by later surrounds.
Listing NGR: SX8138478183
© Mr M J Medley. Source: Historic England Archive
This photograph was taken for the Images of England project
People & Organisations
Photographer: Medley, M J
Rights Holder: Medley, M J
Cob, Roughcast, Rubble, Stone, Thatch, Timber, Tudor Public House, Elizabethan Commercial, Stuart Licensed Premises, Jacobean Eating And Drinking Establishment, Recreational
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