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North Devon (District Authority)
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SS 68992 14297


SS 6814-6914 20.2.67

CHULMLEIGH EAST STREET,(north side),Chulmleigh Greenslade,the Little Cottage and Sharlands

GII Range of three tenements.Sharlands(at right end),probably early C16,The Little Cottage and Greenslade probably late C17.Painted rendered stone rubble and cob.Thatch roof,half-hipped to right end,gable end to left.Rear wings also thatched,that to left with gable end,that to right hipped.Brick stack at left end,two axial brick stacks and lateral stone rubble stack with brick shaft to right-hand rear wing.Plans and development:range of three tenements,with Sharlands at right,upper end,The Little Cottage to centre and Greenslade at left,lower end.Overall U-shaped plan.Sharlands forms the early core,a cruck built open hall house of three bays with subsequent multi-phased development.Hall to right heated by axial stack backing onto through-passage with small heated lower end to left.The roof structure is entirely smoke-blackened,the full jointed cruck truss over the lower side of the passage is fully closed,the partition being smoke-blackened on the hall side only,indicating the lower end was ceiled first.Later, probably in the early to mid C17,the hall itself was ceiled and the stack inserted backing onto the passage.A stair outshut was added to the rear of the hall,which circa 1700 was incorporated in the rear kitchen and dairy wing extension,the kitchen being heated by the lateral stack to the upper right side.Little Cottage and probably Greenslade,each of one room direct entry plan,was apparently added in the C17,with two storey extension of one room plan added to rear of Greenslade probably in late C18 or early C19.C20 single storey extensions to rear of both cottages.Exterior: two storeys,.five window range.C19 fenestration principally intact.Greenslade has three light casement,three panes per light above four paned sash to left of six panelled door,the upper two panels glazed.Little Cottage has three light casement,three panes per light over C20 three light window to left of C20 stable door.Sharlands has a three light to each side of a two light casement,all three panes per light above C20 three light to left and four light window to right of wide doorway with plank door.Interior:Sharlands:four centred arched chamfered door surround to former stair turret.Dressed stone jambs and reused timber lintel to hall fireplace.Half beam to side of stack,roughly chamfered and soffit grooved for probably former partition.Lath and plaster partition on lower side of passage may conceal screen.Winder staircase.Former second staircase in kitchen removed in C20.C19 lintel to fireplace.Chamfered cross beam.C19 joinery largely intact.Roof:late medieval roof structure almost entirely intact,with two jointed cruck trusses,that over lower side of passage is a true cruck,that over hall probably raised.Both have morticed and tenoned cambered collars,two tiers of trenched purlins and diagonally set ridge purlin.The lower side cruck is closed and the clay daub partition is entirely intact,smoke-blackened on the hall side only.The ridge to the upper end has been sawn off and the end converted to a half-hip,which may suggest the house may have continued further to the right,particularly as the front wall and right-hand corner appear to have been rebuilt.All the roof members,including rafters,battens and underside of thatch(except for this front section)are thoroughly smoke-blackened.A curious feature are two surviving small curved struts,resting on the back of the rear upper tier purlin and against the inserted hall stack,which may have formed part of a smoke louvre.The kitchen wing roof is late C17 or early C18 with rough straight principals and lapped pegged collars,again entirely intact.Little Cottage has single chamfered cross ceiling beam with diagonal cut stops.C19 staircase towards rear right-hand corner running up rear wall.Roof space not accessible but single truss with heavy straight principals and typical C17 dovetails to(removed)collars visible.Interior of Greenslade not inspected.

Listing NGR: SS6899214297


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

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Date: 21 Mar 2003
Reference: IOE01/10451/27
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