Heritage Category: Listed Building

Grade: II

List Entry Number: 1147212

Date first listed: 04-Feb-1987

Statutory Address: KNAPHOLE


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Statutory Address: KNAPHOLE

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

County: Devon

District: Teignbridge (District Authority)

Parish: Moretonhampstead

National Park: DARTMOOR

National Grid Reference: SX7760086831


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House, formerly farmhouse. Circa early C16, extended in C17. Rendered granite rubble walls. 3 chimney stacks constructed of granite blocks, one axial, the other 2 gable stacks. All have dripmoulds and granite capping stones; the left-hand gable stack projects with offsets and the axial stack has had a brick shaft built in front of it. The left-hand side of the house has an asbestos slate roof and the right-hand side has a corrugated iron roof; gable ended. Plan of 4 rooms and through/cross passage, probably extended in C17 although it is unclear at which end (land rises at rear of house and passage has no back door). Screens passage with heated room to upper (left) side and newel staircase beside gable fireplace; fairly small room at lower (right) side of passage with fireplace at the inner (right) end and newel staircase at the rear of the stack; further similar sized unheated room, beyond is lower room (to right), probably kitchen, with gable end fireplace and newel staircase adjoining it. Converted into 2 cottages probably in C19 then back into 1 house in C20. 2 storeys. Asymmetrical 5-window front with 2 doorways to left and right of centre. 1st floor window above and to the left of left-hand door are both 2-light probably early C20 wooden casements with glazing bars. The remainder of the windows are 2-light early-mid C20 metal frame casements with leaded panes except for the 2 ground floor windows either side of the left-hand doorway which are 3- light. Left-hand doorway leads to passage and has wide probably C19 plank door with glazed light under early C20 gabled concrete porch with arched doorway and window either side. Right-hand doorway is very narrow, probably inserted, with early C20 plank door. Shippon attached to right-hand gable end is of granite rubble with corrugated iron roof and has 4 regularly placed doorways along its front. At left-hand gable end, to the rear of the projecting stack is a stair projection. At the rear, roughly in the centre is another stair projection with small window. Good unspoilt interior. Passage has plank and muntin screen either side, muntins are chamfered with worn straight cut stops. Left-hand room has 2 cross beams, one very heavy (the other less substantial), both with chamfer and hollow step stops. Fireplace is blocked. To its right is wooden newel staircase with original wooden doorframe which has cambered head and is chamfered. On the screen this side the head beam is chamfered. The room to the lower side of the screen has a central cross beam chamfered with plain run-out stops. The screen is concealed this side but a simply moulded head beam is visible. The fireplace is blocked but what looks like a plastered beam runs above it with a jewelled post at its left-hand end moulded at the top. At the rear of the room is a wooden newel staircase (with the treads renewed) in a projection. The room at the lower side of this has a central cross beam with chamfer and bar and hollow step stop. A similar ½-beam is set into the back of the fireplace to the adjoining room. The lower end room has a central cross beam chamfered with hollow step stops. Very wide fireplace with wooden lintel chamfered with hollow step stops. It has 2 ovens, one at the back with a stone arched opening and stone lining, and one to the right which is brick. Stone newel staircase to right of fireplace. On the 1st floor in the room above that to the right or the passage the base of a truss is visible and is a rudimentary form of jointed cruck with a post simply lapped and pegged to the principal rafter. This is smoke-blackened and has a threaded ridge and purlins. This house has an unusual plan form with a very unspoilt interior containing a large number of original features, more are likely to be concealed.

Listing NGR: SX7760086831


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