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5, High Street

A Grade II Listed Building in East Budleigh, Devon

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Latitude: 50.6552 / 50°39'18"N

Longitude: -3.3225 / 3°19'21"W

OS Eastings: 306606

OS Northings: 84778

OS Grid: SY066847

Mapcode National: GBR P6.NGB8

Mapcode Global: FRA 37XB.RF2

Entry Name: 5, High Street

Listing Date: 10 February 1987

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1097537

English Heritage Legacy ID: 86278

Location: East Budleigh, East Devon, Devon, EX9

County: Devon

District: East Devon

Civil Parish: East Budleigh

Built-Up Area: 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

SY 0684
8/78 No. 5
Cottage, formerly 2 cottages. Parts may have C16 origins, rearranged as cottages
probably in late C17 or early C18, refurbished in late C19, united to form a single
cottage in C20. Plastered cob on stone rubble footings; stone rubble stacks topped
with late C19 brick and C19 chimney pots; thatch roof. Rear brick outshot with
slate roof.
Formerly a pair of cottages facing east onto High Street. The left (southern)
cottage has a 1-room plan with an end stack. The right cottage has a 2-room plan
with a central axial stack serving back-to-back fireplaces and front lobby entrance.
The right room here maybe once have been the service end room of a C16 3-room-and-
through-passage plan house; the rest of that house now occupied by adjoining Maytree
Cottage (q.v.). Both former cottages have tight winder stairs rising to rear of the
stacks and C19 service outshots across the rear. 2 storeys.
Regular 3-window front; 1 to the former left cottage and a symmetrical 2-window
arrangement to the former right cottage. At the left end there is a C19 horizontal
sliding 12-pane sash and a plank door to right. To right of this 2 late C19 -early
C20 casements with glazing bars, 1 either side of a C19 5-fielded panel door.
Directly above each of these windows is a C19 3-light casement containing
rectangular panes of leaded glass. The roof is gable-ended to left and runs
continuously with that over adjoining Maytree Cottage (q.v) to right. High up on
the wall at the left end there is a small plaque which records the demolition in
1977 of a toll house with unusually fine architectural detail which formerly stood
in front here.
Interior is largely the result of the C19 refurbishment although this was probably
superficial. All the fireplaces are blocked by C19 and C20 grates and little
structural detail is exposed. A single axial beam is exposed in the left end room.
It has a neat soffit chamfer; probably late C17 - early C18. The roofspace is
inaccessible and the lower parts of the pinicpals which do show are plastered over.
Nevertheless they indicate a roof of A-frame trusses. Some of the plaster is backed
onto water reeds rather than wooden lathes. This type of plaster is usually C17 but
could be later.
No.5 High Street only hints at a C17 date. However the adjoining Maytree Cottage
(q.v.) has C16 features and it seems likely that the right end room here at least
belonged to that house. Possibly the row of cottages were made by dividing up and
extending a large early house. If so C16 and C17 features may be hidden here in
The cottage is one of a group of attractive and varied outbuildings, most of them
listed, which line High Street as it rises to the Church Of All Saints (q.v)

Listing NGR: SY0660684774

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