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HER Number:MDV37129
Name:Brimblecombes, Briton Street Lane, Dunsford

Summary

Circa early 16th century house with 17th century remodelling and possibly extension at the right end. Whitewashed rendered cob on stone rubble footings; thatched roof hipped at right end, gabled at left end. A 3-room and through passage plan, lower end to the left, the core of which is a 2-bay medieval open hall house. Interior has remains of a medieval roof and considerable survival of 17th century features including an oak plank and muntin screen at the inner end of the hall has chamfered muntins with step stops at hall bench level. A particularly nice example of thatched house with a medieval core, associated with a thatched barn close to the centre of Dunsford village and contributing to the very attractive approach to the centre of the village.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 812 891
Map Sheet:SX88NW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishDunsford
DistrictTeignbridge
Ecclesiastical ParishDUNSFORD

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX88NW/119
  • Old Listed Building Ref (II)

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • HOUSE (Built, XV to XVI - 1500 AD to 1550 AD (Between))

Full description

Department of Environment, 1986, Dunsford, 30 (List of Blds of Arch or Historic Interest). SDV340721.

Brimblecombes, Briton Street Lane, (west side), Dunsford. House. Circa early 16th century origins, 17th century remodelling and possibly extension at the right end. Whitewashed rendered cob on stone rubble footings; thatched roof hipped at right end, gabled at left end; axial stack, projecting granite stack at left end.
Plan: A 3-room and through passage plan, lower end to the left, the core of which is a 2-bay medieval open hall house. The stack inserted, probably in the 17th century, backs on to the passage; the inner room is unheated, the lower end room heated from the end stack. A circa 19th century stair has been inserted in the passage. A rear left lean-to with a corrugated iron roof may be a later addition.
Exterior: two storeys. Asymmetrical 3-window front, the eaves thatch eyebrowed over 3 first floor windows, 19th century panelled front door to the passage on the front to the left; to the right of the front door, a projecting rectangular bread oven. 2- and 3-light probably 19th century casements of 2- and 3-panes per light.
Interior: a medieval roof and considerable survival of 17th century features. The rear doorway has chamfered jambs and a cranked lintel. The hall fireplace has stone rubble jambs and a replaced lintel; chamfered hall cross beam. An oak plank and muntin screen at the inner end of the hall has chamfered muntins with step stops at hall bench level. The lower end room has a chamfered cross beam with step stops. The roof has two medieval smoke-blackened jointed cruck trusses with cambered collars mortised into the principals and a diagonally-set threaded ridge; smoke-blackened rafters and battens survive.
A particularly nice example of thatched house with a medieval core, associated with a thatched barn (qv) close to the centre of Dunsford village and contributing to the very attractive approach to the centre of the village.


Ordnance Survey, 2017, MasterMap (Cartographic). SDV359962.

House is depicted on the modern mapping.


Historic England, 2017, National Heritage List for England, 1214829 (National Heritage List for England). SDV359963.

DUNSFORD BRITON STREET LANE, (west side), SX 88 NW Dunsford - 6/35 Brimblecombes - GV II
House. Circa early C16 origins, C17 remodelling and possibly extension at the right end. Whitewashed rendered cob on stone rubble footings; thatched roof hipped at right end, gabled at left end; axial stack, projecting granite stack at left end.
A 3-room and through passage plan, lower end to the left, the core of which is a 2- bay medieval open hall house. The stack inserted, probably in the C17, backs on to the passage; the inner room is unheated, the lower end room heated from the end stack. A circa C19 stair has been inserted in the passage. A rear left lean-to with a corrugated iron roof may be a later addition.
2 storeys. Asymmetrical 3-window front, the eaves thatch eyebrowed over 3 first floor windows, C19 panelled front door to the passage on the front to the left; to the right of the front door, a projecting rectangular bread oven. 2- and 3-light probably C19 casements of 2- and 3-panes per light.
Interior A medieval roof and considerable survival of C17 features. The rear doorway has chamfered jambs and a cranked lintel. The hall fireplace has stone rubble jambs and a replaced lintel; chamfered hall cross beam. An oak plank and muntin screen at the inner end of the hall has chamfered muntins with step stops at hall bench level. The lower end room has a chamfered cross beam with step stops. The roof has 2 medieval smoke-blackened jointed cruck trusses with cambered collars mortised into the principals and a diagonally-set threaded ridge; smoke-blackened rafters and battens survive.
A particularly nice example of thatched house with a medieval core, associated with a thatched barn (qv) close to the centre of Dunsford village and contributing to the very attractive approach to the centre of the village.
Listing NGR: SX8127389135

Sources / Further Reading

SDV340721List of Blds of Arch or Historic Interest: Department of Environment. 1986. Dunsford. Historic Houses Register. A4 Spiral Bound. 30.
SDV359962Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2017. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital. [Mapped feature: #89337 ]
SDV359963National Heritage List for England: Historic England. 2017. National Heritage List for England. Historic Houses Register. Digital. 1214829.

Associated Monuments

MDV37128Related to: Barn adjoining south of Brimblecombes, Dunsford (Building)
MDV114759Related to: Cobbling outside Brimblecombes, Dunsford (Monument)
MDV91918Related to: Wall adjoining Dymonds to the south, Dunsford (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded


Date Last Edited:Mar 24 2017 3:54PM