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East Devon (District Authority)
National Grid Reference:
ST 06775 01906


PAYHEMBURY LOWER TALE ST 00 SE 3/97 Lower Tale Cottage - GV II

Small farmhouse. Mid - late C19, modernised with an extension circa 1980. Plastered cob on stone rubble footings; stone rubble or cob stacks topped with C19 and C20 brick; thatch roof. Plan: the house faces south-west. It has a 3-room plan with through-passage. The left (north-west) room is the former kitchen and has a gable-end stack. It is separated from the parlour or hall by the passage. The passage rear doorway is now blocked. The parlour has an axial stack backing onto the passage and winder stair to rear. At the right (south-east) end is a small unheated service room, probably a dairy or buttery originally. Although the plan suggests C16 origins as some form of open hall house there is no structural evidence exposed that early. It appears to be a single phase mid - late C17 house. 2 storeys with circa 1980 single storey extension on the left end. Exterior: irregular 3-window front with fourth ground floor window to the extension, all circa 1980 uPVC casements with glazing bars. The passage front doorway is left of centre and contains a circa 1980 part-glazed door behind a contemporary thatch-roofed porch. The main roof is gable-ended to left and half- hipped to right. Interior: is well-preserved and most of the features are C17. In the former kitchen the fireplace is blocked. The crossbeam here is chamfered with straight cut stops. The parlour/hall has an axial beam; chamfered with scroll stops. The fireplace here is plastered with an oak lintel which is finished in an unusual way. It contains a recessed panel with chamfered edges over the hearth and along the top of the lintel is a shallow bead moulding. The roof was not available for inspection at the time of this survey but is said to include probably original A-frame trusses.

Listing NGR: ST0677501906


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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: 31 Aug 2004
Reference: IOE01/12252/07
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