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TOWN TENEMENT

List Entry Summary

This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.

Name: TOWN TENEMENT

List entry Number: 1147712

Location

TOWN TENEMENT, 1

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

County: Devon

District: Torridge

District Type: District Authority

Parish: Roborough

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II

Date first listed: 16-Feb-1989

Date of most recent amendment: 07-Dec-1989

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 91799

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ROBOROUGH ROBOROUGH SS 5717 19/183 No 1 Town Tenement

- II

The description should be amended to road:-

House. C16, altered in the C17, and probably reduced, in the C18 or early C19. Minor late C19 addition. Rendered cob, with gable-ended thatched roof. Cob and stone porch with lean-to slate roof and stone rubble outshut at rear also with a lean-to slate roof. Brick end stack. Plan and development: C16 two-room plan facing west (ground falls to right). Hall with integral end stack to right of front entrance, and unheated former inner room to left divided from the hall by a plank and muntin screen. There was probably formerly a through passage and a service-end room to the right of the hall, since demolished, probably in the C18 or the C19. The front entrance of the hall, with its porch, was probably inserted when the lower end of the house was demolished. Winder staircase inserted at the rear of the inner room, probably in the mid to late C17. Late C19 lean-to outshut at rear. An alter- native interpretation of the plan would be that the inner room is the former passage and the former service end is incorporated in the neighbouring cottage (No 2, Town Tenement). However, other evidence (eg the position of the stack and fall of the land) suggests that this is unlikely. Two storeys with one-story outshut. Exterior: Asymmetrical 2-window front: 2 first-floor late C19 and C20 small- paned 2-light wooden casements, ground-floor C19 2-light wooden casement to left and central ground-floor early to mid C20 small-paned window (lighting hall). Doorway to right with C19 plank door and beaded wooden frame, and lean-to porch with side benches inside and pitched stone area in front of porch. Ground-floor wide raking buttress to left-hand end of front wall. Right-hand gable end as one first-floor C20 2-light wooden casement and ground-floor C19 2-light wooden casement to left. Interior: C16 plank and muntin oak screen between hall and former inner room consisting of chamfered muntins with straight cut stops, chamfered top rail and doorway to right with later door (mason's mitred joints). Line of former (later) bench on hall side of screen. Hall has plastered ceiling and C17 cupboards in front and rear walls with panelled doors, cream scalder in rear wall and a bread-oven in late C19 fireplace. Mid to late C17 L-plan winder staircase consisting of square newel posts with polyhedral finials and moulded handrail (small piece of splat baluster remained at time of survey - January 1988). 3 first floor rooms divided by 2 later stud partitions. Old oak floor- boards and blocked former window above porch (see recess in front wall). Unblackened C16 or C17 3-bay roof with 2 trusses consisting of straight princi- pals, collars and trenched purlins. One truss adzed to take plaster, since removed, and the other truss still plastered. The house faces onto a courtyard (probably a former farmyard), opposite No 3, Town Tenement (qv).

------------------------------------ ROBOROUGH ROBOROUGH SS 5717 19/183 No 1, Town Tenement - II

House. C16, altered in the C17, and probably reduced, in the C18 or early C19. Minor late C19 addition. Rendered cob, with gable-ended thatched roof. Cob and stone porch with lean-to slate roof and stone rubble outshut at rear also with a lean-to slate roof. Brick end stack. Plan and development: C16 two-room plan facing west (ground falls to right). Hall with integral end stack to right of front entrance, and unheated former inner room to left divided from the hall by a plank and muntin screen. There was probably formerly a through passage and a service-end room to the right of the hall, since demolished, probably in the C18 or the C19. The front entrance of the hall, with its porch, was probably inserted when the lower end of the house was demolished. Winder staircase inserted at the rear of the inner room, probably in the mid to late C17. Late C19 lean-to outshut at rear. An alternative interpretation of the plan would be that the inner room is the former passage (see the jambs of the front window continuing to floor level and the rear doorway) and the former service end is incorporated in the neighbouring cottage (No 2, Town Tenement). However other evidence (e.g. the position of the stack and fall of the land) suggests that this is unlikely. Two storeys with one-storey outshut. Exterior: Asymmetrical 2-window front: 2 first-floor late C19 and C20 small-paned 2- light wooden casements, ground-floor C19 two-light wooden casement to left and central ground-floor early to mid C20 small-paned window (lighting hall). Doorway to right with C19 plank door and beaded wooden frame, and lean-to porch with side benches inside. Ground-floor wide raking buttress to left-hand end of front wall. Right-hand gable end has 2 first-floor C20 two-light wooden casements and ground- floor C19 two-light wooden casement to left. Interior: C16 plank and muntin oak screen between hall and former inner room consisting of chamfered muntins with ogee stops, chamfered top rail and doorway to right with later door (mason's mitred joints). Line of former (possibly later) bench on hall side of screen. Hall has plastered ceiling and C17 cupboards in front and rear walls with panelled doors. Mid to late C17 L-plan winder staircase consisting of square newel posts with polyhedral finials and moulded handrail (small piece of splat baluster remained at time of survey - January 1988). Two first-floor rooms divided by a C20 partition. Old oak floorboards and blocked former window above porch (see recess in front wall). Unblackened C16 or C17 two-bay roof with 2 trusses consisting of straight principals, collars and trenched purlins. One truss adzed to take plaster, since removed, and the other truss still plastered. The house faces onto a courtyard (probably a former farmyard), opposite No.3, Town Tenement (q.v.).

Listing NGR: SS5769217059

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National Grid Reference: SS5769217059

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