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Water Cottages

A Grade II Listed Building in Manaton, Devon

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Latitude: 50.6135 / 50°36'48"N

Longitude: -3.756 / 3°45'21"W

OS Eastings: 275854

OS Northings: 80780

OS Grid: SX758807

Mapcode National: GBR QH.VLT0

Mapcode Global: FRA 370G.4HK

Plus Code: 9C2RJ67V+9H

Entry Name: Water Cottages

Listing Date: 23 August 1955

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1097228

English Heritage Legacy ID: 85002

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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SX 77 NE
5/69 Nos. 2 and 3 Water Cottages

Pair of cottages, originally 1 house. Probably C16, much altered possibly in C18.
Granite rubble walls and stacks to rear with drip-course, thatched roof with gable
Probably 3-room and through or cross passage plan with rear lateral stacks to hall
and lower end. Wing at front of higher end has been demolished. Present room at
upper end of hall may have been original inner room, there is now a plastered
partition between the 2 rooms. The newel stairs rise from inside the inner room
adjacent to the hall stack. The partition at the lower end of the hall is a solid
wall. Probably divided into 2 cottages in C18.
2 storeys. Asymmetrical 5-window front with early C20 2-light wood casements with
small panes; centre first floor window is 3-light. Pair of doorways, 1 at centre,
early C20 plank door, leads to original passage, 1 at right, C20 stable type, leads
into lower room. 2 large later granite rubble raking buttresses on front wall,
left hand side has truncated gable end of demolished wing with exposed vestigial
roof truss consisting of a pair of straight principal rafters with threaded purlins
and evidence of a morticed collar. Trusses morticed at apex. 2 lateral stacks to
rear with stair projection adjoining right-hand projecting stack.
Interior: lower room contains fireplace with very rough timber lintel and similar
cross beam. Hall contains heavy central cross beam with chamfer and bar stop at 1
end. Above the higher partition wall is a chamfered cross beam with bar and ogee
stop, the partition having been inserted below it. Above the door to the passage
is a beam with a chamfer and ogee stop. Stone newel staircase in inner room.
Upstairs 1 side-pegged jointed cruck is visible at higher end.
Although part of this house has been demolished and further evidence for its
structural history is not visible it has obviously had a fairly complex

Listing NGR: SX7585480780

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