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Statutory Address:

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North Devon (District Authority)
Bishop's Nympton
National Grid Reference:
SS 75846 23817



6/141 Thornton -


House. C17. Whitewashed and rendered, probably stone and cob; slate roof, gabled at ends; axial stack with a handmade brick shaft. Plan: Sited facing the village street. A single depth main range, 2 rooms wide, with a passage entrance to left of centre. The large room to the right, heated by a stack backing on to the passage, is probably the C17 hall, the smaller room, to the left, is an unheated service room. A stair rises off the rear of the hall, there may originally have been a inner room, lost as a result of subdivision: the-house has a flying freehold with the property adjoining at the right (south). Exterior: 2 storeys. Asymmetrical 3 window front with a C20 recessed front door to left of centre. 2-light C19 or early C20 timber casements with glazing bars except of ground floor left which is a 1-light window. Interior: the principal ground floor room preserves C17 carpentry; the fireplace has a chamfered lintel with one elaborate scroll stop, the right hand stop worn away; a chamfered crossbeam and exposed joists. Roof: Not inspected at time of survey but principal rafters visible upstairs are said to be straight (information from owner).

Listing NGR: SS7584623817


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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: 30 Sep 2002
Reference: IOE01/09030/11
Rights: Copyright IoE Mr Robin Downes. Source Historic England Archive
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