Nos 1-3 Kings Arms And Kings Arm Cottage

17 Mar 2003
Nos 1-3 Kings Arms And Kings Arm Cottage, Fore Street, Chulmleigh, North Devon, Devon, EX18 7BR
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This information is taken from the statutory List as it was in 2001 and may not be up to date.

CHULMLEIGH FORE STREET (east side), SS 6814 - 6914 Chulmleigh 7/70 Nos. 1-3 Kings Arms and Kings Arm 20.2.67 Cottage GV II Former coaching inn, divided in late C20 into 4 tenements. C17 fabric much remodelled in C19 and again in late C20. Painted roughcast rendered stone rubble and cob. Slate roof to left. Bitumenized slate roof at right end, with gable ends.

Rendered stack to left end and axial rendered stack.

Plan: Nos. 1-3 to left form early core of a probable C17 3 room and cross-passage plan, entirely remodelled in late C18 or early C19 when rear wall appears to have been built out to form 1 1/2 room deep plan with staircase to rear of left-hand room and former principal stairs in passage replaced in late C20. Kings Arms Cottage at right end appears to be of late C18 date, remodelled in C19 and comprises single room wide, 1 room deep plan with winder staircase to rear right-hand corner of rear room, the upper storey carried over wide carriageway through to rear courtyard at right end.

Exterior: 2 storeys. 9 window range. Nos. 1-3 has 6 window range all 16 paned horned sashes. Ground floor has principal doorway with plain pilasters, moulded enablature supported by decorative console brackets and late C19 9-panelled door with overlight. Bow windows to each side, that to right has 12 paned sash with 4 paned sliding sidelight sashes, that to left is C20 replacement. C19 style doorcase at left end with 20 paned hornless sash to right. Kings Arms Cottage to right has 16 paned sash above 4 paned sash to left and 12 paned sash with flush sash box above double plank doors to carriage entrance to right of 12 paned sash above recessed 6 panelled door.

Interior: Nos. 1-3 heavily altered in C20, but principal room at left end retains partly concealed roll-moulded granite surround to fireplace and late C18 or early C19 straight-run staircase with swept up moulded handrail and slender turned balusters.

Kings Arms Cottage has C19 joinery principally intact. C19 king post roof structure.

Listing NGR: SS6876614195


This is part of the Series: IOE01/0023 IOE Records taken by Ann Allen; within the Collection: IOE01 Images Of England


© Dr Ann Allen. Source: Historic England Archive

This photograph was taken for the Images of England project

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Photographer: Allen, Ann

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