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Coxen, Long Orchard

A Grade II* Listed Building in East Budleigh, Devon

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Coordinates

Latitude: 50.64 / 50°38'24"N

Longitude: -3.3497 / 3°20'58"W

OS Eastings: 304655

OS Northings: 83126

OS Grid: SY046831

Mapcode National: GBR P6.3DZ1

Mapcode Global: FRA 37WC.SZN

Entry Name: Coxen, Long Orchard

Listing Date: 3 December 1982

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1097529

English Heritage Legacy ID: 86263

Location: East Budleigh, East Devon, Devon, EX9

County: Devon

District: East Devon

Civil Parish: East Budleigh

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

Church of England Parish: East Budleigh All Saints

Church of England Diocese: Exeter

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Listing Text

EAST BUDLEIGH DALDITCH LANE, Knowle
SY 08 SW
5/63 Coxen, Long Orchard
-
3.12.82
- II*
House. 1911 by Ernest Gimson for Basil Young, service block and kitchen rearranged
and modernized circa 1980. Plastered cob on stone rubble footings and internal
walls of solid brick; and stone rubble brick stacks with tall stone ashlar chimney
shafts; thatch roof.
Vernacular Revival Arts and Crafts Movement house with irregular plan facing west.
3-room main block with 1-room rear block at right angles near the right (southern)
end and a service block (looking like a stable block) at right angles in front of
the left (northern) end. In fact this service block was originally wood and coal
store and was converted to a kitchen circa 1980. The original kitchen was the left
(northern) room of the main block. Stacks between main and service wing, between
main and rear block, and rear block has projecting end stack. Main block is 2
storeys with attics, rear block is 2 storeys, and service wing is 1 storey with
attics.
Nearly symmetrical 2-window front. All the windows are timber-framed casements with
slender mullions and containing rectangular panes of leaded glass. The largest are
those on the ground floor. The first floor windows are half dormers and the attics
are small dormers, all flat-topped with the thatch rising steeply round. Central
Tudor-style panelled door and a tiny single light window above. All the blocks are
gable-ended and the roofs are tall with steep pitches. The inner face of the lower
service wing has 2 casements with thatch eyebrows over and a stable-type door to
left. Rear elevations in same style as front. Hood to rear doorway is a slab of
slate across the angle of the main and rear blocks. All around the house are
original timber gutters supported on slender wrought iron brackets.
Interior based on the local vernacular tradition has exposed carpentry and joinery
detail.
From the end of the service block a tall plastered wall with thatch coping curves
forward terminating in an octagonal pavillion with conical thatch roof.
This is a particularly good example of a Vernacular Revival-style house from the
Arts and Crafts Movement. Local craftsmen were employed and encouraged to revive
traditional skills. It is the only Gimson house retaining its thatch. Gimson's
furniture was removed in the 1960's.
Source: Geoffrey Hoare and Geoffrey Pyne, The Barn, Exmouth and Coxen, Budleigh
Salterton. Two Arts and Crafts Houses, (1978)


Listing NGR: SY0465583126

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