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Old Post Office, Feock | by Tim Green aka atoach
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Old Post Office, Feock

Circa late C17, remodelled circa mid C18 and again late C18 as cottage and house. Painted and roughly rendered undulating cob walls. Wheat-reed thatched roof with brick chimneys; 1 axial stack and adjoining lateral stack to original rear wall and chimneys over gable ends.

3-room through passage plan with thick outer walls and circa late C18 rear outshut. 2 storeys. 3-window north front. All windows are circa late C18 20- or 15-pane sashes with mostly original crown glass. Original doorway with ledged door to second from left ground floor opening. Third opening was central doorway of first remodelling. Fourth opening, part of original wide hall window, is doorway of circa late C18. Remodelling, with ledged door. Slate sills. Wooden lintels plaster over. Rear outshut sweeps very low. Interior has original chamfered oak or elm beams surviving to east and west rooms.

East room used to have oven but hearth survives. All hearths partly blocked. Late C19 cast iron range to middle room. 2 first floor windows ie over original hall (middle) and to west room were originally wider. Circa late C18 pine roof structure with lapped and pegged collars and apices. Unusual use of vertical-hung sashes on such a modest house, and rare that a complete fenestration of such sashes survives from the late C18.


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Taken on August 13, 2010