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Latitude: 50.6604 / 50°39'37"N
Longitude: -3.2954 / 3°17'43"W
OS Eastings: 308534
OS Northings: 85324
OS Grid: SY085853
Mapcode National: GBR P7.73NC
Mapcode Global: FRA 37ZB.9ZJ
Entry Name: The Wombles
Listing Date: 10 February 1987
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1097513
English Heritage Legacy ID: 86322
Location: Otterton, East Devon, Devon, EX9
District: East Devon
Civil Parish: Otterton
Built-Up Area: Otterton
Traditional County: Devon
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon
Church of England Parish: Otterton St Michael
Church of England Diocese: Exeter
OTTERTON BELL STREET, Otterton
7/121 The Wombles
Cottage. C17, thoroughly modernised circa 1980. Plastered cob on stone rubble
footings; cob or stone rubble stack topped with late C19 brick and Rolle estate
chimney pots; thatch roof, tile or outshots.
L-shaped house originally facing south but now facing west. The south-facing block
was a 2-room plan cottage with a right end stack. Now the 2 rooms have been knocked
together. 1-room plan block built at right angles to rear of left room may be an
extension. It now houses the circa 1980 stairs and kitchen. Outshot on the end.
Circa 1980 entrance moved from south to west side. 2 storeys.
South front has irregular 2-window front of C19 and C20 replacement casements with
glazing bars and at the left end is the recess of the original blocked doorway.
Roof gable-ended to left and half-hipped to right. On the west front is C20 front
door with a contemporary canted bay window to right. Thatch roof over over bay is
carried across to form roof of porch. Other windows this side are C20 casements
with glazing bars and roof is gable-ended.
Interior. Only the former south-facing 2-room block contains C17 carpentry detail.
Both former rooms have an axial beam; the right one is soffit-chamfered with scroll
stops, the left one is a circa 1980 replacement. 2-bay roof but truss is boxed in.
However the purlins look as through they are C17 and the right end hip cruck
indicates a strong likelihood that they are. Roof space inaccessible. No
carpentry detail exposed in rear block.
Listing NGR: SY0853485324
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