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Latitude: 50.6671 / 50°40'1"N
Longitude: -3.6211 / 3°37'15"W
OS Eastings: 285532
OS Northings: 86527
OS Grid: SX855865
Mapcode National: GBR QP.QCBP
Mapcode Global: FRA 3799.WMM
Entry Name: Straithead Cottage
Listing Date: 30 June 1961
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1097774
English Heritage Legacy ID: 85646
Location: Doddiscombsleigh, Teignbridge, Devon, EX6
Civil Parish: Doddiscombsleigh
Traditional County: Devon
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon
Church of England Parish: Doddiscombsleigh St Michael
Church of England Diocese: Exeter
SX 88 NE
3/125 Straithead Cottage
House. C17 or earlier. Whitewashed rendered cob and stone ; thatched roof, gabled
at ends ; projecting left end stack.
Plan: T plan. The original internal plan is not clear, there is a heated room at the
left end, divided from the centre room by an irregular passage with a modern stair at
the rear ; unheated room in the centre slightly differently aligned from left end
room, right end room a converted outbuilding. The centre front wing is timber framed
on the first floor and the house is entered through the end of this wing with a
doorway to the left which leads into the irregular passage.
Exterior: 2 storeys. 1+1+1 window front (one window to the centre wing). Ovolo-
moulded square-headed doorframe in wing to left forming porch, altered shouldered
inner doorframe ; 3-light casement to right of doorway. Fine and unusual C17 4-light
oriel window to first floor of wing carried on moulded carved console brackets,
window with moulded mullions. 2-light ground floor casement to left in main range ;
C20 door to right in main range with adjacent 2-light casement. The rear elevation,
facing the road has 6 small casement windows, one of the first floor 3-light
casements is C18 with square leaded panes.
Interior: Remains of plank and muntin screen between passage and heated room ; rough
chamfered crossbeam to heated room which has a C20 fireplace. The first floor of the
wing is supported on a probably re-used ovolo-moulded crossbeam ; chamfered beam with
runout stops to room to right of passage. The remains of C17 plaster cornices
survive in 3 of the first floor rooms.
Roof: Side-pegged jointed cruck truss over left hand end of house ; boxed in truss
over centre. No access to apex at time of survey (1987) but the apex might establish
whether either of the trusses were medieval.
Listing NGR: SX8553286527
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