History in Structure

This site is entirely user-supported. See how you can help.

3, 4 and 5, Sowton Lane

A Grade II Listed Building in Sowton, Devon

We don't have any photos of this building yet. Why don't you be the first to send us one?

Upload Photo »

Approximate Location Map
Large Map »


Latitude: 50.726 / 50°43'33"N

Longitude: -3.4492 / 3°26'57"W

OS Eastings: 297809

OS Northings: 92817

OS Grid: SX978928

Mapcode National: GBR P3.0Q25

Mapcode Global: FRA 37N5.B28

Entry Name: 3, 4 and 5, Sowton Lane

Listing Date: 19 March 1987

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1097580

English Heritage Legacy ID: 86183

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

Find accommodation in
Clyst Saint Mary

Listing Text

SX 99 SE
1/47 Nos. 3, 4 and 5

- II

3 cottages, formerly a single farmhouse. Earlv C17. remodelled and partially
rebuilt in the C18, with C20 additions. Front wall and rear wing of brick, the
right hand end and rear wall of roughcast cob on Heavitree stone footings: slate
gabled-end roof. A 3-room plan house; the position of the original main entranceis uncertain, it was possibly a baffle-entry, the axial stack heating both the service end to the right and the hall to the left, with a stair to the rear of the stack opposite the entrance. Alternatively the entrance could have been between the hall and the left-hand room; a screen (now covered) between these rooms may mark an original through passage. If this last position is that of the original entrance, the hall stack would have been at the opposite end of the room tn the passage, which is also unusual in Devon. Left-hand external end stack. There is an C18 wing to the rear of the left-hand room. 2 storeys.
Front: 4-window range: 3-light casement windows to first floor. with a later
single light window in addition. No. 5 has a very unusual, and presumably C18,
doorway, with a wide shouldered arch in brick. 3-light casement window to the left of this. Large C20 leanto porches to nos. 3 and 4. Extensive additions, all late C20, to the rear.
Interior: the plank and muntin screen to no. 5 (noted by Dr Alcock) has been
covered over. Nos. 3 and 4 not inspected : Dr Alcock notes a chamfered ceiling
beam to the hall with scroll stops, and a chamfered fireplace lintel. with complex moulded jambs. The lintel and the beam above it are curved at
the centre.
N W Alcock, 'Houses in an East Devon Parish', Trans. Devon Assoc., 94 (1962), pp.
210-11: figs. 14 (plan) and 15 (hall fireplace): plate 13.

Listing NGR: SX9780992817

This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.

Selected Sources

Source links go to a search for the specified title at Amazon. Availability of the title is dependent on current publication status. You may also want to check AbeBooks, particularly for older titles.

Other nearby listed buildings

BritishListedBuildings.co.uk is an independent online resource and is not associated with any government department. All government data published here is used under licence. Please do not contact BritishListedBuildings.co.uk for any queries related to any individual listed building, planning permission related to listed buildings or the listing process itself.

British Listed Buildings is a Good Stuff website.