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Rock Cottage

A Grade II Listed Building in Abbotskerswell, Devon

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Latitude: 50.5087 / 50°30'31"N

Longitude: -3.6174 / 3°37'2"W

OS Eastings: 285408

OS Northings: 68900

OS Grid: SX854689

Mapcode National: GBR QR.769V

Mapcode Global: FRA 379Q.BJT

Plus Code: 9C2RG95M+F2

Entry Name: Rock Cottage

Listing Date: 17 July 1987

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1097356

English Heritage Legacy ID: 84716

ID on this website: 101097356

Location: Abbotskerswell, Teignbridge, Devon, TQ12

County: Devon

District: Teignbridge

Civil Parish: Abbotskerswell

Built-Up Area: Abbotskerswell

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

Church of England Parish: Abbotskerswell The Blessed Virgin Mary

Church of England Diocese: Exeter

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3/12 Rock Cottage
Small house. Probably C16, extended in C18 and C19, altered in C20.
Rendered rubble/cob walls. Hipped thatched roof. 2 rendered rubble stacks, one
projecting lateral stack at the front, one axial to the right.
The building may originally have been open to the roof with central hearth then
ceiled in C17 with front lateral stack added to hall/kitchen to left. 1 room
probaably C18 extension at left-hand end and C19 one room extension added at right
2 storeys. Asymmetrical 3 window front of circa early C20 2 and 3 light casements
with diamond 'leaded' panes. C19 slate roofed open fronted lean-to porch at centre
to right of lateral stack with C19 plank door behind.
Interior: One side-pegged jointed cruck survives over the hall. There is no access
to the roof space over the hall, but original hip timbers remain at the left-hand
end within the extension and appear to be darkened, so the roof may be smoke-
blackened. Hall fireplace has chamfered wooden lintel with hollow step stops; oven
in left-hand side. Half beam at passage end of hall, cut off at rear, has ogee
stop. Central cross beam in hall, chamfered, has hollow step stops. Above the hall
fireplace are 3 small plaster plaques the central one is a lions head, the outer 2
are grotesque faces - they may be C17.
This is a quite unusual example of a 2 room probably late medieval house which still
preserves a number of interior features and a relatively traditional exterior.

Listing NGR: SX8540868900

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