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Mid Devon (District Authority)
National Grid Reference:
ST 02177 07133


CULLOMPTON GRAVEL WALK, Cullompton ST 00 NW 10/111 The Retreat - 5.4.66 GV II

House forming part of a row to the south of the parish church. Circa 1660s with later alterations. Cob, stone plinth, plastered, under gabled-end thatched roof. Formerly a 3-room, cross passage plan with left-hand extension over vehicular access. Right-hand end stack and axial stack at upper end of Hall, both with brick shafts. 2 storeys. Front: (facing away from church): scattered fenestration; extreme left-hand window (above vehicular access), 3 lights, with 18 leaded panes to outer lights, 21 to middle light; former end wall to the right of the access, and it is here, internally, that the sequence of crucks begins. Door to passage (to right of centre), wide, panelled with studded muntins with ovolo moulded jambs, under 2-storey gabled porch, open to ground-floor, with 2 rough Ionic timber supports and ovolo-moulded lintel; bressumer with cyma recta moulding and carrying decorative frieze; 5-light window above, chamfered jambs and mullions, 21 leaded panes per light; C19 fascia. Upper windows to old range: two 4-light windows and one of 3 lights, all with chamfered jambs and mullions, the 3-light window with 12 leaded panes per light, 4- light windows with 21. 1 later single-light window to right. Ground floor : two 3- light and two 5-light windows, the former with 8 leaded panes per light: the latter with 8, and concave moulded jambs and mullions. Also 1 small single-light window possibly a fire window. Rear: 3 tiny windows: 1 at head of stairs, jambs with concave moulding and roll; another with ovolo-moulded jambs and a third unmoulded. Interior: right-hand room with end fireplace, unchamfered stone jambs; timber lintel with cyma recta moulding and scroll stops, the jambs retaining a fragment of painted decoration in the form of squares, divided diagonally into 4, the quarters alternatively black and white. Simple chamfered beam. Hall fireplace with chamfered timber lintel with scroll stop and bar; chamfered beam with scroll stops and cyma recta moulding. 2 door surrounds in this room with concave moulding. Joists with scratch mouldings. Inner room with 1 rough unchamfered axial beam. Roof: 5 jointed crucks with trenched purlins visible in upper rooms. Note: dated examples of painted fireplace appear to be circa 1660s.

Listing NGR: ST0217107128


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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 Aug 2007
Reference: IOE01/16872/29
Rights: Copyright IoE Mr Hedley R. Hooper. Source Historic England Archive
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