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South Hams (District Authority)
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DIPTFORD SX75NW Lower Coombe 4/220 (formerly Middle Coombe)


House. Circa 1700 altered in C19 land C20. Painted slate rubble and probably some cob., Asbestos slate hipped roof. Very large stone rubble rear lateral stack with set offs, heightened with a rendered shaft. Stone rubble chimney shaft rising from the front wall. Plan: originally a 3-room plan the large left hand room is the hall/kitchen with a large rear lateral kitchen fireplace. The narrow right hand room is unheated. The original front doorway gives direct entry to the right of the centre room which has a straight staircase against the back wall and small lateral fireplace at the front which may be an addition. If so the centre room was originally unheated and the stack was probably added in C19 when the unheated outshut was added at the back of the left hand room. The narrow right hand room remains unheated but the partition between it and the centre room was removed probably in C20. In the late C20 a new doorway with a porch was formed giving direct entry into the left hand room. The ground level is lower at the left hand end of the house and it falls away at the front and rises behind. Exterior: 2 storeys. Asymmetrical 3-window range. early C20 2-light 12- pane casements with slate cills. ground floor right has late C20 casement. Original doorway to right of centre with chamfered lintel and late C20 glazed door. C20 doorway to left of centre with C20 rendered porch with asbestos slate lean-to roof. Lateral stack to left of centre with stone rubble shaft rising from the front wall. At the rear circa early C20 2-light casement with glazing bars. Small ground floor centre window and narrow left hand ground floor window, both fixed light. Very large stone rubble projecting lateral stack to right with set offs and single storey outshut in front of stack with C19 casements and side doorway. Interior: left hand room, the hall/kitchen has large near lateral fireplace with cambered roughly hewn lintel, stone rubble jambs and blocked oven to left. Central room has a small front lateral fireplace with an unchamfered lintel. Plastered stud partition between the left and centre rooms; the partition removed between the right hand and centre room. The ceiling beams in the left hand rooms are closely-spaced land roughly hewn cross-beams. Staircase at the back of the central room is straight. Roof: the roof space was not inspected by the feet of the straight principal rafters were visible in the first floor rooms and the purlins are resting on the backs of the principals.

Listing NGR: SX7489555688


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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: 19 Mar 2005
Reference: IOE01/14012/32
Rights: Copyright IoE Mr Keith Mackenzie. Source Historic England Archive
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