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St John's Cottages, Including the Gateposts and Front Garden Railings

A Grade II Listed Building in Bovey Tracey, Devon

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Latitude: 50.588 / 50°35'16"N

Longitude: -3.6775 / 3°40'39"W

OS Eastings: 281345

OS Northings: 77812

OS Grid: SX813778

Mapcode National: GBR QM.H8XB

Mapcode Global: FRA 375J.53H

Entry Name: St John's Cottages, Including the Gateposts and Front Garden Railings

Listing Date: 3 July 1986

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1097402

English Heritage Legacy ID: 84525

Location: Bovey Tracey, Teignbridge, Devon, TQ13

County: Devon

District: Teignbridge

Civil Parish: Bovey Tracey

Built-Up Area: Bovey Tracey

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

Church of England Parish: Bovey Tracey St John with Heathfield

Church of England Diocese: Exeter

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Listing Text

Bovey Tracey
5/81 Nos. 1 - 6, St John's Cottages,
- including the gateposts and front
garden railings

Terrace of 6 houses. Probably built 1860s and before 1870. Stone rubble with
ashlar and red brick dressings; the rubble consists of large, different-coloured
pieces intended to create a mosaic effect. Slated roofs with tall red brick
chimneys, some diagonally set, on stone bases with moulded caps and set-offs; some
remaining octagonal pots. 2 storeys. Unified facade in Victorian Gothic style,
basically symmetrical but with many deliberate variations and inconsistencies. The
5-window centre is flanked by projecting gables, each with one window in the second
storey; a further window at each end, but to the right of the right-hand gable is a
stair turret. Windows have flat granite lintels, those in ground storey generally
with segmental relieving arches of red brick, those in the second storey with
pointed relieving arches of red brick. Most windows have original wood casements.
3 mullioned-and-transomed lights in the ground storey and in second storey of the
projections, each lower light of 2 panes, 2-light casements in second storey, each
light of 3 panes. Right-hand gable window and extreme left-hand window in ground
storey are projecting bays with pent roofs covered with fish-scale slates. The
window left of centre in each of the ground and second storeys is a C20
replacement. Nos. 2 and 5 have wooden hoods over the doorways with pendants and
Gothic tracery. The doorway of No. 1, set in the side of the stair turret, has an
elaborately Gothic pent-roofed wood porch with 5 open trefoil-headed arches in the
side. Second-storey windows, except in the projections, are treated as tall gabled
dormers, these, and the gabled projections, having overhanging eaves with cusped
bargeboards; the left-hand gable and the far dormer at each end are half-hipped.
The stair turret has a sharply pitched hipped roof with swept eaves and a decorated
iron ridge. In front of the gardens is a cast-iron railing, each upright with
decorated finial; the railings are set between square piers, some of them
gateposts, of red brick with stone bands and pyramidical caps. The garden gates
are wood-framed with similar iron railings set into them. Occupants in 1870
included 2 'gentry' ladies, a school mistress, and an organist and choirmaster.
Source: Morris's Directory for Devonshire, 1870, p.460.

Listing NGR: SX8134577812

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