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List Entry Summary

This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.


List entry Number: 1106505



The building may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.

County: Devon

District: Mid Devon

District Type: District Authority

Parish: Kentisbeare

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II

Date first listed: 15-Apr-1987

Date of most recent amendment: Not applicable to this List entry.

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 95765

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ST OO NE KENTISBEARE PRIESTHILL, Kentisbeare 8/110 Bishop's Cottage and Old Bishop's - Farmhouse II 2 dwellings, originally a single farmhouse. C16. Roughcast cob on stone footings, the walls heightened with wattle and plaster. Gable end slate roof. Originally a 3-room through-passage plan house, the service end to the right of the passage. Bishop's Cottage occupies the service end and hall, Old Bishop's Farmhouse (not inspected internally) the inner room, extended, along with the addition of a continuous outshut in the C19. Axial stack backing on to the passage heats hall; service end and inner room both heated by rear lateral stacks, now contained within outshut; later left-hand end stack heats service end extension. All stacks with brick shafts. Winder stairs contained within the width of the hall fireplace to the rear of the house. 2 storeys. Exterior Front: 4 window range; 3-light casement window to higher end extension (which projects slightly), the other windows of 2, 3 and 5 lights (the latter to hall chamber) with some leaded lights and ring catches. Ground floor with three 3- light casement windows, that to the hall late C20; slate-roofed, glazed porch to former through-passage. Rear: outshut under catslide roof, with late C20 doors and windows. Interior: hall with 2 cross ceiling beams with composite moulded chamfers (4 rolls and one cavetto) look C16, one is set above the massive lintel of the fireplace and could indicate that the service end was jettied into an open hall (always heated by a fireplace as there are no blackened timbers) or, more likely, the erection of a 2 storey dwelling with open hall only, with stack and stairs all of one build. Remains of a cranked doorway lintel from passage to service end. Service end fireplace blocked. Roof: 2 jointed crucks, one close to the hall stack, the other at the service end, both clean, the former lacking its lower blade. Later roof built over.

Listing NGR: ST0672608162

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National Grid Reference: ST 06726 08158


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