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Church Cottage

A Grade II Listed Building in Manaton, Devon

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Latitude: 50.6179 / 50°37'4"N

Longitude: -3.7689 / 3°46'7"W

OS Eastings: 274958

OS Northings: 81297

OS Grid: SX749812

Mapcode National: GBR QG.NHHR

Mapcode Global: FRA 27ZF.RHX

Plus Code: 9C2RJ69J+5F

Entry Name: Church Cottage

Listing Date: 23 August 1955

Last Amended: 4 February 1987

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1097226

English Heritage Legacy ID: 84995

Location: Manaton, Teignbridge, Devon, TQ13

County: Devon

Civil Parish: Manaton

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

Church of England Parish: Manaton St Winifred

Church of England Diocese: Exeter

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- Church Cottage (formerly
23.8.55 listed as part of Ivy Cottage)
House, formerly Church house. Early C16 probably remodelled in C18. Modernised
late C20. Granite rubble walls with large dressed granite quoins. South gable
wall rendered.
Original plan much altered, layout of C18 plan probably remains: 2-room and central
stair hall, each room heated by end stacks.
2 storeys. Symmetrical 5-window front range. 3-light C20 casements with glazing
bars probably in C18 openings with squared timber lintels. First floor centre is a
2-light casement. Central doorway with C20 plank door with timber lintel. C20
thatched rustic wooden porch.
Rear facade has asymmetrical fenestration, mostly disposed to the right-hand end.
Right-hand first floor has early C16 2-light granite-framed mullion window with 4-
centred arched heads, hollow chamfered with recessed spandrels, possibly re-set. 2
reconstituted concrete mullion windows later C20 and 3 other smaller windows. Rear
wall possibly not rebuilt to same extent as front one.
Interior much altered but contains 3 roughly dressed cross beams, 2 in right-hand
ground floor room. The one nearest the gable end rests on stone corbel at either
end and has run-out stops and chamfer both sides, possibly re-used.
C18 8-bay roof consisting of straight principals morticed at apex with straight
collars, lapped and pegged to principals.
Walter Besant wrote some of his novels here.
Although altered in C18, this is an interesting example of a Church house in a very
important setting.
Church house granted by deed dated 11 November 1597 to John Whiddon Sen., and
others for ever. The last trust deed is dated 1809. As the house became
dilapidated it was pulled down and then re-built as a poor-house at the expense of
the parish Source: G W Copeland, Devonshire Church-Houses part VI, Trans.
Devonshire Association Vol.XCVIII - 1966.

Listing NGR: SX7496281298

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