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Old Leys Cottage

A Grade II Listed Building in Ilsington, Devon

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Latitude: 50.5642 / 50°33'51"N

Longitude: -3.6892 / 3°41'21"W

OS Eastings: 280458

OS Northings: 75193

OS Grid: SX804751

Mapcode National: GBR QL.BZWL

Mapcode Global: FRA 375K.SPB

Entry Name: Old Leys Cottage

Listing Date: 3 November 1986

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1079097

English Heritage Legacy ID: 439513

Location: Ilsington, Teignbridge, Devon, TQ12

County: Devon

District: Teignbridge

Civil Parish: Ilsington

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

Church of England Parish: Ilsington St Michael

Church of England Diocese: Exeter

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Listing Text

SX 87 NW
4/105 Old Leys Cottage


House, probably a C17 farmhouse converted to 2 cottages in late C18 or early C19;
C20 addition at rear. Roughcast stone and cob, the latter reported to be in upper
storey only. Asbestos slated roof. Large matching chimneystacks of well made stone
rubble with quoins of dressed granite in each gable; the stacks project with splayed
sides, the side facing the road sloping inwards sharply at the top. C19 brick
shafts on top. Cottage-plan consisted of 1 room and a staircase at the front with
small service room at rear, the 2 cottages separated by a solid wall which does not
rise in to the roof space. 2 storeys; C20 addition single-storied. 2 widely spaced
windows wide, formerly with a pair of doors in centre, the right-hand one now
blocked. Windows have C20 wood casements without glazing bars. Good C18 or early
C19 plank door with wrought-iron strap-hinges in left-hand doorway. C20 glazed
lean-to porch in front of both doorways.
Interior has some good C18 or early C19 plank doors with wrought-iron strap-hinges.
Right hand ground storey room has wide fireplace with splayed sides and heavy wooden
lintel, the lower edge of latter cut away; it never seems to have had an oven. Roof
structure, which has been burnt at some time, has plain trusses with collars pegged
to the faces of the principal rafters; the common rafters are late C19 or C20,
replacing thick thatching spars laid horizontally, some of which still survive. The
house probably has early features concealed under plaster, especially the floor-
joists above the ground storey; fireplace in left-hand ground storey room is known
to have a large blocked opening with heavy wood lintel.

Listing NGR: SX8045875193

This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.

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