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Latitude: 50.6561 / 50°39'21"N
Longitude: -3.3224 / 3°19'20"W
OS Eastings: 306616
OS Northings: 84878
OS Grid: SY066848
Mapcode National: GBR P6.NG9X
Mapcode Global: FRA 37XB.RFS
Entry Name: Church Cottage
Listing Date: 10 February 1987
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1097540
English Heritage Legacy ID: 86287
Location: East Budleigh, East Devon, Devon, EX9
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
EAST BUDLEIGH HIGH STREET (west side) East
8/87 23 Church Cottage
Cottage, once part of a larger house. Mid to late C17, refurbished and rearranged
mid or late C19. Plastered cob on stone rubble footings; stone rubble stack with a
chimney shaft of mid to late C17 brick (a very rare survival for Devon); thatch
2-room plan cottage set back a little from the road and adjoining Church Stile
Cottage (q.v.) and facing east. It seems that was divided from Church Stile Cottage
and refurbished in the C19, at which time a porch and stairwell was built onto the
front left (southern) end in the angle between the cottage and the end wall of
Church Stile Cottage. The stack is also in the party wall and is shared with Church
Stile Cottage. 2 storeys.
Irregular front fenestration comprising 3 late C19 - early C20 casements with
glazing bars to the ground floor and a fourth on the end of the stair turret, and 2
first floor C19 casements with rectangular panes of leaded glass. C20 plank door in
the side of the stair turret. The roof is gable-ended to right, it runs down
continuously over the stair turret and continuously with the roof of Church Stile
Cottage alongside. The chimney shaft breaks forward and back around the individual
flues of both cottages. It is built of very thin (possibly imported Dutch) bricks
with soffit-moulded coping, then extended a short distance with C19 brick and with
C19 chimney pots. The gable end has another C20 plank door and a first floor pair
of tall C19 casements with glazing bars and a ventilator at the top. There are C19
shaped bargeboards to the gable.
Interior shows mostly C19 features. The fireplace appears to be enormous but is
blocked. The roof is inaccessible but the bases of the principals show indicating
A-frame trusses, their scantling large enough to suggest that the roof is C17.
It appears that Church Cottage was originally part of a larger house with Church
Stile Cottage (q.v.). It was built as part of a general mid to late C17
refurbishment of the property. The suspected size of the fireplace and its
relationship to the adjoining house suggests that this had some semi-industrial use,
a brewhouse or bakehouse for instance.
Church Cottage is part of a group of attractive and varied houses, most of them
listed, on the village High Street as it rises towards the Church. Indeed the
proximity of Church Stile Cottage and Church Cottage to the church may suggest that
this was the original church house.
Listing NGR: SY0661684878
This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.
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