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Beech Tree Cottage wild Goose Cottage

A Grade II Listed Building in East Budleigh, Devon

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Latitude: 50.6587 / 50°39'31"N

Longitude: -3.3115 / 3°18'41"W

OS Eastings: 307392

OS Northings: 85152

OS Grid: SY073851

Mapcode National: GBR P6.NC8Y

Mapcode Global: FRA 37YB.HPD

Plus Code: 9C2RMM5Q+F9

Entry Name: Beech Tree Cottage wild Goose Cottage

Listing Date: 10 February 1987

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1097533

English Heritage Legacy ID: 86267

Location: East Budleigh, East Devon, Devon, EX9

County: 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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ST 08 NE
3/67 Beech Tree Cottage and
- Wild Goose Cottage
- II
2 cottages, originally a single house. Late C16- early C17 origins, refurbished
and enlarged in C19, thoroughly modernised circa 1965. Plastered cob on stone
rubble footings, brick and stone rubble extension; brick and stone rubble stacks
topped with C19 and C20 brick; thatch roof, thatch, tile and slate to outshots.
2 adjoining 2-room plan cottages facing south. Beech Tree Cottage on the left and
Wild Goose Cottage to the right. The orginal house appears to include the 2 rooms
of Wild Goose Cottage and the adjoining room of Beech Tree Cottage. The original
layout however is not possible to determine at present because of the extent of
later alterations. The party wall may well be an original crosswall. Wild Goose
Cottage has a right end stack with a winder stair rising alongside. Circa 1960
lean-to garage outshot on right end and circa 1970 service outshots to rear. Beech
Tree Cottage has a probably late C19 1-room plan extension on the left end and it
appears that the former end stack has been turned round to serve the new room. On
the left end but set back from the front is a circa 1965 porch which returns along
the back as service outshots. Main block is 2 storeys.
Irregular 5-window front overall comprising C19 and mostly C20 casements with
glazing bars, 3 to Beech Tree Cottage and a more or less symmetrical 2-window
arrangement to Woodbine Cottage. Woodbine Cottage has a central C20 plank door and
a contemporary porch with semi-conical thatch roof on plain posts. Beech Tree
Cottage has a C20 glazed door at its right end with a porch identical to its
neighbour. The main door however is through the porch.
The late C19 extension has a ground floor C20 curving bay window with thatched roof.
The main roof is gable-ended to right and hipped to left after the eaves and ridge
rise over the late C19 extension.
Interior has been much rebuilt in the C19 or C20. The only exposed late C16 - early
C17 features are in the older room of Beech Tree Cottage. The crossbeam is soffit-
chamfered with one step stop (the others have been knocked off). Above the roof is
carried on a plastered jointed cruck roof. The roof space shows the top of the
truss to be charred. Thus it seems likely that the house was much rebuilt after a
fire in the C18 or C19. In Woodbine Cottage the main heated room has a teak
crossbeam introduced circa 1970 and the fireplace was reduced in size with C19
brick. The roofspace here is inaccessible but the plastered feet of A-frame trusses

Listing NGR: SY0739285152

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