This information is taken from the statutory List as it was in 2001 and may not be up to date.
BOVEY TRACEY TOWN HALL PLACE (north side), SX 8178 Bovey Tracey
11/94 - Nos 8 and 9
Pair of houses and shop, formerly a single large house; it may originally have extended further east. Late medieval. Ground storey of No. 8 has exposed stone, granite and slatestone rubble to right, granite ashlar to left; the ashlar section has a projecting plinth with hollow-moulded top. The rest of front is cement- rendered, but upper storey of No. 8 is said to be of cob underneath, while upper storey of No. 9 is said to have been the same before rebuilding in C20. Asbestos- slated roof. Rendered chimneystacks on right-hand gable and on rear wall of No. 9.
Plan consists only of front range, one room deep; interior has been much altered, but evidence of roof-structure suggests there was an open hall at the east end, corresponding to No. 8. 2 storeys. 4-window front. Single C20 door, off-centre to left, serves both houses. To left of it a late C19 shop front. To right of door a C20 casement, and to right of that again a blocked window, just detectable in the stonework. In second storey No. 8 has 2 C20 casements, while No. 9 has 2 late C19 sashes, each of 2 panes, with horns.
Interior: No. 8 has a heavy chamfered upper-floor, beam in ground storey, while No.
9 has in rear wall of ground-storey room a fairly large open fireplace with plain stone jambs and C20 lintel, replacing the original wooden beam. Roof-structure common to both houses is late medieval and almost complete, a few common rafters having been cut back. The timbers are darkened, probably as a result of smoke- blackening from a former open hearth. A new roof has been built over the old structure. The early trusses, the feet of which are not visible, have cranked collars, threaded purlins and ridge, and triangular strengthening-pieces in the apex. The truss over the centre of No. 8 was formerly arched-braced and there is a closed truss over the division between the 2 houses.
Listing NGR: SX8173078596
© 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
Asbestos, Ashlar, Cement, Granite, Rubble, Slate, Stone, Timber, Medieval House, Tudor Monument (By Form), Elizabethan Domestic, Dwelling, Shop, Commercial
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