31 Aug 1999
Summerfield, 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.

BOVEY TRACEY EAST STREET (south side) SX 8178 Bovey Tracey Summerfield 11/63 - GV II

House. Late C16 or c17, remodelled in early or mid C19. Solid, roughcast walls, probably of stone. Slated roofs with blue glazed ridge-tiles. 2 rendered chimneystacks on front slope of roof at left-hand side; a third rendered stack on ridge, off-centre to right, and a red brick stack on right-hand gable of main building. A long building, one room deep, with added lean-to along the street frontage. At right-hand end a 1-window extension, set back and with a lower ridge- line. 2 storeys. 5-window front. In second bay from the left a 6-panelled door with moulded door-frame; the 4 lowest panels are flush, the top 2 panels now glazed. The 2 ground-storey windows at either side of the doorway are 6-paned fixed wood sashes; the right-hand window in main range is a small 2-light wood casement with C20 glazing. All the windows in second storey of main range are wood casements with 2 panes per light; 3 lights, except for a 5-light casement in the third window from the left. The right corner of the main range is splayed, having a wood casement window in each storey; 2 lights in ground storey, 3 lights in second storey, both with 2 panes per light. The extension to right has old plank door with wrought-iron strap-hinges in ground storey; in second storey is a 2-light wood casement window with 2 panes per light. The left-hand gable-wall has a small C20 metal-framed window to right. In second storey is a C19 6-paned wood casement window. Garden front preserves its early or mid C19 appearance virtually unaltered.

Main block is 5 windows wide. Windows are all wood casements, except for French windows at left-hand end of ground storey; all have small square panes, with the addition of quarter-panes in the ground storey. Many contain old glass. Main doorway in centre bay has door with 6 flush panels and cast-iron knocker; narrow patterned fanlight over. Steeply gabled, open wood porch with long pendant in the gable; front of gable glazed with small panes. Between the 2 left-hand windows is an old plank door; above it a pent roof, covered with wood shingles, on shaped wood brackets. Lower left-hand section has a wood casement window with small panes in each storey, the ground-storey window having a segmental head. To left of latter is an old plank door with plain fanlight over.

Interior: the 2 eastern ground-storey rooms have chamfered upper-floor beams and there is a chamfered half-beam against the west wall of the entrance-passage which adjoins these 2 rooms on the west. There are likely to be other early features at present concealed by plaster. At the east end of the roof are 3 C16 or C17 trusses.

These are unblackened and have threaded purlins and ridge; the feet of the principal rafters are mostly concealed, but just the tip of a jointed cruck is visible in the eastern truss. The middle truss is closed, having a straight collar and queen-struts; the other 2 are open trusses, that to the east having a cambered collar (the western truss no longer has one). To the west of these trusses is a lower one, the date and function of which are not clear; it is apparent from weatherings on the stack in the west gable (now within the roof space) that the roof of the whole western section of the building has been raised.

Listing NGR: SX8180678521


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, Timber, Tudor Cruck House, Elizabethan Monument (By Form), Stuart Timber Framed House, Jacobean Timber Framed Building, House, Domestic, Dwelling