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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.


List entry Number: 1309319



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

County: Devon

District: East Devon

District Type: District Authority

Parish: Branscombe

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II

Date first listed: 11-Feb-1985

Date of most recent amendment: Not applicable to this List entry.

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 88717

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8/45 The Masons Arms - 11.2.85 - II Public House. C17 origins, much altered in the C19 and C20. Exposed local stone rubble; stone rubble stacks topped with C19 and C20 brick; slate roof, most, if not all, was formerly thatch. Plan: 4-room plan public house and restaurant facing south. In fact there were once more rooms but internal walls have been knocked out to create more floor space. The roofline appears to define 3 adjoining front blocks built in a line and it is easy to interpret these as formerly three 2-room plan cottages which have been joined together to make up the present premises. The left hand (western) block has a gable-end stack and an axial stack backing onto the left end room. The centre block has an axial stack backing onto the right end block and that right block has a gable-end stack. No obvious butt joins show between these blocks and there is some evidence of C17 or maybe early C18 work in all three. The C20 alterations to make former cottages into the present public house have done much to confound evidence of earlier layouts and structural development. There are various C19 and C20 service extensions to rear. The main block and some of the rear extensions are 2 storeys. Exterior: overall irregular 7-window front of C20 casements with glazing bars. Each block had a roughly central doorway. The left one is disused behind a stone rubble porch with thatch roof. The centre one contains a late C19 9-panel door and the right one contains a late C19 - early C20 plank door under a C20 hood which is carried round a former woodshed. The roof is gable-ended. It steps down from the left block to the centre, then changes pitch from the centre to the right block. Interior: is mostly the result of C19 and C20 modernisations. There are some neatly chamfered ground floor beams which may be C17 but not all are in situ. The bar (the inside room of the left block) has the only fireplace which is definitely C17; it is stone with a chamfered and scroll-stopped oak lintel. The roof was not inspected.

Listing NGR: SY2032888860

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National Grid Reference: SY 20328 88860


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