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Mid Devon (District Authority)
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SS 71942 01801


BOW BOW (north side) SS 70 SW 2/14 White Hart Hotel - GV II

Hotel. Late C16/early C17, mostly rebuilt and enlarged in early C19, facade with later C19 applied decorative timber framing. Older part is plastered rubble and cob with concrete tile roof. Rear outshut of early C19 brick. Rear service block of exposed rubble with slate roof. Frontae has applied timber framing. Originally a 3-room-and-through-passage plan house facing south with inner room at left (west) end. Now only original inner room surives sharing same roofline as adjoining Brook Villa (q.v.). Hall, passage and service room rebuilt in early C19 with contemporary stair block to rear of hall and 2-storey brick rear porch to passage which was built wide enough for a carriageway. Rear service wing at right angles behind service room. Rear lateral stacks to hall and inner rooms and now disused end stack to service end room. Rebuilt part breaks forward and is built higher than the original part. 2 storeys. Nearly-symmetrical 3-window front to main (rebuilt) section comprising C19 16-pane sashes and, ground floor left, a horned 20-pane sash with narrow 4-pane side sash. The wide doorway is set slightly right of centre. It contains a 6-panel door with a massive door frame made partly from reused C17 timbers. First floor has applied Tudor-style timber framing. The former inner room recessed at left end has C20 glass roofed porch to secondary doorway and a first floor tripartite sash with central 12-pane sash. First floor also has applied framing. Rear passage porch has brick segmental arch to carriageway surmounted by carved sandstone Norman-style head. Interior preserves much C19 joinery. The older inner room end is separated from hall by late C16/early C17 oak plank-and-muntin screen which has muntins chamfered on hall side only. The stops have worn away. Inner room has plain chamfered crossbeam and rubble fireplace with soffit-chamfered and step-stopped oak lintel. Hall has large late C16/early C17 rubble fireplace with granite jambs and plain oak lintel. Roof not accessible over inner room but bases of principals indicate probably C17 A-frame truss. Roof of main block not inspected.

Listing NGR: SS7194201801


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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: 25 Sep 2005
Reference: IOE01/14774/06
Rights: Copyright IoE Mr Hedley R. Hooper. Source Historic England Archive
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