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

South Hams (District Authority)
National Grid Reference:
SX 64036 47967


KINGSTON KINGSTON PLAIN SX 64 NU 4/28 The Farriers 26.1.67 (formerly listed as part of The Forge)


Cottage. Possibly C16 origins, some evidence for C17 plan, mainly C19 or C20 fabric. Rendered cob or rubble, thatched roof. Broad block parallel with street originally two or 3-room cross passage, long back wing, right added C18 or early C19. Two storeys: ground floor has C20 door to thatched hood, left, then 2-light and single casement; to right a thatched quadrant of mid C20, and a 3-light in slated lean-to running out to street edge. First floor has 2-light and a single light. Large gable stacks, stepped. Long back wing is in 2 storeys, with various 2-light glazing-bar casements to wood lintols, and 2 to eyebrows. Good C19 door in peaked head. Interior of main block has stone spiral stair left of entry, deep chamfered and stopped beam, stone overmantel to chamfered edge. End room, right with new bressumer fireplace; a blind opening to former back wall. Top right bedroom has a blocked gable window. Roof structure not inspected. The Kingston History Society booklet (Kingston: A South Hams Village, 1980) has a photograph (p.20) showing a central door, and different fenestration; the quadrant had not then been added. A fine building holding an important position visually in the settlement.

Listing NGR: SX6403647967


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Kingston A South Hams Village, (1980), 20


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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