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South Hams (District Authority)
National Grid Reference:
SX 86548 54806


DITTISHAM 5X8654 - SX8754 MANOR STREET 17/286 DITTISHAM (North 7.12.87 side) The Old Bake House


Cottage, formerly used as a shop and once said to have been a bakehouse. Circa early C16, remodelled in circa late C17 or early C18 and extended in circa late C18 or early C19 and again in C20. Roughcast stone rubble. Steeply pitched slate roof with half-hipped right hand end and gabled left hand end abutting adjoining house. 2 lateral stacks at the back the stack on the rear right hand corner has a tall rendered tapered shaft with louvred clay pots. Plan: 2-room and through passage plan, each room heated from a lateral stack at the rear and an unheated outshut across the back. The main range of 2 rooms with a central through passage was originally open to the roof and lmay have been the lower end (right) and hall (left) of a 3-room plan house, the inner room of which has been incorporated into the adjoining house to the left. Alternatively it was oroginally only of 2-room plan. It was probably not until the late C17 or early C18 that the house was floored and a lateral stack built at the back of the hall. the rear lateral stack of the lower right hand room and the outshut across the back may be later C18 or early C19 additiions. In the C20 a narrow single storey wing was built behind the right hand end of the outshut. Exterior: 2 storeys. Asymmetrical 2-window south front. C19 2-light casements with glazing bars, ground floor left hand has been replaced by late C20 2-light casement with glazing bars. Central doorway with C20 glazed and panelled door. 2 small C19 casements on right hand gable end with one small C20 casement above on first floor. The roof of the main range is carried down at the rear over an outshut which has been extended in C20 by the addition of a single storey wing. Interior: The main cross-beam in the passage is roughly chamfered and has a straight cut strap. The left hand room has roughly chamfered wavey ceililng beams of light scantling and a lateral fireplace at the back with a cambered chamfered timber lintel and a brick-lilned oven. The right hand room has a lateral fireplace at the back with a thinly chamfered timber lintel. The first floor chamber over the left hand room has a small rear lateral fireplace with an unstrapped chamfered timber lintel. Roof: 4 trusses made from reused smoke-blackened principals with artuces for the collars and threaded purlins which are missing. The feet of the principals are straight but some are jointed to short posts embedded in the wall tops.

Listing NGR: SX8654854806


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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 Jun 2001
Reference: IOE01/05580/05
Rights: Copyright IoE Kenneth Dent. Source Historic England Archive
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