Heritage Category: Listed Building

Grade: II

List Entry Number: 1108478

Date first listed: 19-Feb-1990

Statutory Address: LOWER SOAR


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Statutory Address: LOWER SOAR

The building or site itself may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.

County: Devon

District: South Hams (District Authority)

Parish: Malborough

National Grid Reference: SX 70765 37764


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MALBOROUGH SX 73 NW 8/33 Lower Soar


Farmhouse. C17 possibly incorporating some earlier fabric, much remodelled in C18 and C19 with C20 alterations. Slatestone rubble walls. Thatch roof gabled to left end, half hipped to front and rear wings. 2 rendered rubble stacks with brick shafts and 2 rubble stacks with brick shafts. Plan: originally either 2 or 3-room-and-through-passage plan, lower end to the left. Hall stack backs onto the passage. At its higher end is a cross wing of uncertain date since it has no dateable features but probably later C17 or C18, and behind it is a smaller rear wing, probably C18 or early C19. In the C20 the internal room arrangement was altered and the passage changed. Exterior: 2 storeys. Asymmetrical 4 window front with wing projecting from right-hand end. Later C20 small-paned 2 and 3-light casements. C20 glazed door to left of centre. The wing has windows on its inner face and a row of pigeon holes on its end wall. A C19 outbuilding projects from the left-hand end of the house in an L-shaped range forming a courtyard. The rear elevation of the house has a wing projecting at the centre and extending from it is an L-shaped section of wall with a row of 8 bee-boles in it. Interior: considerably altered but hall retains its large Cl7 open fireplace with slate lintel and chamfered and stopped ceiling beams. According to N. Alcock's cruck catalogue there is a cruck roof timber, but this was not seen during the inspection.

Listing NGR: SX7076537764


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Books and journals
Alcock, N W, 'Council for British Archaeology Research Report' in Cruck Construction An Introduction And Catalogue, (1981)

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