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Linden Lee

A Grade II Listed Building in Sowton, Devon

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Coordinates

Latitude: 50.7088 / 50°42'31"N

Longitude: -3.4394 / 3°26'21"W

OS Eastings: 298465

OS Northings: 90894

OS Grid: SX984908

Mapcode National: GBR P3.MST8

Mapcode Global: FRA 37P6.FXC

Entry Name: Linden Lee

Listing Date: 19 March 1987

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1097579

English Heritage Legacy ID: 86180

Location: Sowton, East Devon, Devon, EX5

County: Devon

District: East Devon

Civil Parish: Sowton

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

Church of England Parish: Sowton St Michael and All Angels

Church of England Diocese: Exeter

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Listing Text

SOWTON SIDMOUTH ROAD
SX 99 SE
1/44 Linden Lee
-

- II

Detached cottage. Between 1800 and 1837 (dates of O.S.map and tithe map).
Roughcast cob on stone footings; thatched roof, half-hipped to left, gabled-end to
right. 2-room cottage, the central entrance giving in to the right-hand room which
is heated by an external end stack, with off-set and brick shaft. 2 storeys.
Front: symmetrical 2-window range; 2-light casement windows throughout, C19, with
6 panes per light. Wide central doorway. C20 single-storeyed extension to right
with pantiled roof, contains bathroom and storage. C20 window to left-hand gable
wall.
Interior: roof, with 3 trusses; the principals are straight, and although the
apex carpentry is not visible, it is understood to be crossed and bolted. Linden
Lee is an interesting example of a type of house plan and structure that remained
almost unchanged from the C17 to C19 : 'It demonstrates that traditional methods
and designs were still in use (in the C19) for the smallest houses', N W Alcock,
'Houses in an East Devon Parish', Trans. Devon Assoc., 94 (1962), p.215.


Listing NGR: SX9846590894

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