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Primrose Cottage rose Cottage

A Grade II Listed Building in Budleigh Salterton, Devon

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Latitude: 50.639 / 50°38'20"N

Longitude: -3.345 / 3°20'41"W

OS Eastings: 304988

OS Northings: 83008

OS Grid: SY049830

Mapcode National: GBR P6.3G8G

Mapcode Global: FRA 37WD.2P1

Entry Name: Primrose Cottage rose Cottage

Listing Date: 25 March 1980

Last Amended: 10 February 1987

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1097528

English Heritage Legacy ID: 86262

Location: Budleigh Salterton, East Devon, Devon, EX9

County: Devon

District: East Devon

Civil Parish: Budleigh Salterton

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

Church of England Parish: Budleigh Salterton St Peter

Church of England Diocese: Exeter

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Listing Text

SY 08 SW
5/62 Rose Cottage and Primrose Cottage
25.3.80 (formerly listed as Higher Knowle
- Farmhouse)
2 cottages, formerly a single farmhouse. C16 orgins, much rebuilt in late C16-early
C17, later C17 alterations, refurbished in C19 and again 1980. Plastered cob on
stone rubble footings; stone rubble stacks, one with a stone ashlar chimney shaft;
the others plastered brick; slate roof (originally thatch).
2 cottages facing south-west and occupying a former 4-room-and-through-passage plan
farmhouse. Rose Cottage on the left (north-western) end occupies the small unheated
inner room, hall with projecting front lateral stack and through passage. There is
a tight winder stair in a turret projecting to rear at the upper end of the former
hall. Primrose Cottage, on the right occupies the 2 service end rooms, the inner
room with an axial stack backing onto the outer room and the outer room itself with
a projecting end kitchen stack. Another tight winder stair in a turret projecting
to rear of the inner room here. 2 storeys.
Irregular 5-window front of C20 casements with glazing bars. Both the front passage
door (to Rose Cottage) and the door to the right end room (Primrose Cottage) are
late C19 - early C20 part-glazed plank doors. The projecting hall stack is
plastered but the (probably C17) double shaft of sandstone ashlar with weathered
offsets is exposed. Roof is gable-ended.
Interior includes features from all the main building phases. The small inner room
was probably a dairy. It is now the kitchen of Rose Cottage and has no exposed
carpentry. The hall has a late C16 - early C17 fireplace built of dressed
conglomerate stone blocks. The oak lintel has an ovolo moulding but the stops are
obscured since the fireplace has been reduced in width. There is a relieving arch
over the lintel. The axial beam is contemporary; deep soffit chamfers with late
step stops. The double shaft on the hall stack suggests a contemporary first floor
fireplace but none shows there now. The hall roof truss is plastered over but its
shape clearly suggests some form of jointed cruck truss but the roofspace here was
inaccessible. However the previous listing reported the timbers smoke-blackened
from an open hearth fire. All the internal partitions are plastered, but since most
lie on the lines of C16 or C17 partitions, oak frames may be hidden.
The first service end room has a large C17 fireplace of conglomerate stone with an
oak lintel, soffit-chamfered with worn, possibly scroll, stops. The axial beam is
boxed in. The outer room has been much altered. The fireplace has a replacement
lintel and the crossbeam has been replaced. However one half beam is probably C17;
it has a rough soffit chamfer with worn, possibly scroll, stops. 2 of the doors
this end are late C17 - early C18 2-panel doors. The roof over both of these rooms
is early or mid C17; side-pegged jointed cruck trusses with pegged dovetail-shaped
lap-jointed, collars (one of them refashioned from a smoke blackened timber).

Listing NGR: SY0498883008

This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.

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