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Teignbridge (District Authority)
National Grid Reference:
SX 92170 85761



2/195 Chappel Court



House. Late C16/early C17, remodelled in the late C19. Colourwashed rendered cob and stone; thatched roof, gabled at left end, half-hipped at front of east wing, gabled at rear, gabled at end of west wing. C19 additions red sandstone with slate or asphalt roofs. Left end stack with bread oven to main range which also has a disused rear lateral stack, lateral stack to east side of east wing, stack to west wing, end stack to C19 extension to west wing. Plan: Single depth main range, 2 rooms wide, with a front right (east) wing and rear left (west) wing. The west wing was extended by a heated service room in the late C19 and other service rooms were added to the rear of the main range. The house is traditionally said to have functioned as the house of the chantry priest to the Courtenay chantry at Kenn. Cresswell notes that the name derives from the chapel of the castle in Exeter, to which there were 4 prebendaries. The details of the present building and its internal arrangements are consistent with a high quality domestic house of the late C16/early C17. Some of the details of the early plan have been obscured by the late C19 remodelling but it may have been hall in the centre (possibly with a passage to the left), parlour wing to the east with a fine first floor chamber, lower end room to the left (west) end with a fine first floor chamber over; the west wing may have been the kitchen. The C19 alterations have converted the centre room to an unheated entrance hall containing the stair. Other details in the house suggest considerable re-partitioning, possibly during a period when the house is said to have been divided up as cottages. Exterior: 2 storeys. Symmetrical 3 bay front to the main block with the 1 window front of the east wing at the right end. Fine early C17 plank, cover strip and stud front door in the centre with a thatched porch. Complete set of probably C19 3-light transomed small pane casements, both to the main block and the end and inner -return of the wing. The left return (including the west wing) has one first floor C17 ovolo-moulded mullioned window, the other windows are C19 or C20 casements with glazing bars. Interior: Surviving pre C19 interior features include a deeply-chamfered axial beam (stops lost in wall plaster) to the left hand room; the remains of 2 fine decorated plaster ceilings with single ribs and floral sprays, one to the first floor room left, the other to the first floor room in the east wing, and a good C17 panelled door to the east wing room. The C19 work is of good quality and includes a grand imperial stair in the stair hall. Roof: Apex not inspected at time of survey but roof structure evidently of interest, and no later than the plasterwork in the east wing. In the west wing jointed crucks are visible with lap dovetailed collars of a mid/late C17 character. A high quality house, group value with the church. Information in the possession of the owner includes letters from Beatrix Cresswell concerning the origins of the house and a C19 photograph showing the exterior of the building exactly as it is today.

Listing NGR: SX9216885760


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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: 11 Dec 2001
Reference: IOE01/05474/30
Rights: Copyright IoE Mrs Jean M. King. Source Historic England Archive
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