Heritage Category: Listed Building

Grade: II*

List Entry Number: 1201025

Date first listed: 10-May-1973

Statutory Address: 36, STAPLEDON LANE


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Statutory Address: 36, STAPLEDON LANE

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

County: Devon

District: Teignbridge (District Authority)

Parish: Ashburton

National Park: DARTMOOR

National Grid Reference: SX 75526 70031



SX7570 STAPLEDON LANE 849-1/8/176 (East side) 10/05/73 No.36


House. early or mid C17. Solid roughcast walls (said to be of cob). Asbestos tiled roof. Large rendered chimney with tapered cap on each gable-end. Symmetrical 2-room-and-through-passage with (originally) newel stair in each gable wall, to rear of chimneybreast; right-hand stair removed in C20, but curved wall still visible. Left-hand room formerly the hall/kitchen; parlour to right. 2 storeys. Ground storey has 4 windows and centre doorway; upper storey has 2 windows, placed close to centre. Late C20 plank door. Wood casements of 2 lights, or 3 lights in upper-storey right-hand window; each light has 3 panes. Interior: Passage flanked both sides by stud-and-panel screens with scratch-moulded studs. Each ground floor room has one full- and one half- beam (the latter against gable wall); all chamfered with scroll-stops. Both rooms have fireplaces with ovolo-moulded wood lintels, now underbuilt and openings reduced in size; left-hand fireplace is said to have been wide originally with a deep interior. Upper floor fireplaces in both gables: ovolo-moulded lintel to left, lightly chamfered one to right. Close-studded partition between right-hand and middle upper floor rooms. Complete set of 4 original roof-trusses with threaded purlins and ridge, mortice-and-tenoned ashlar posts; gouged carpenter's marks. The 3 right-hand trusses have cranked collars with shaped ends lap-jointed to the principals. Left-hand truss has a wavy collar; joints not examined. Timbers dark, but not smoke-blackened. This is an unusually good example of its type for Devon, the more so for being in a town.

Listing NGR: SX7552670031


The contents of this record have been generated from a legacy data system.

Legacy System number: 376154

Legacy System: LBS

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