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Latitude: 50.6563 / 50°39'22"N
Longitude: -3.6557 / 3°39'20"W
OS Eastings: 283062
OS Northings: 85375
OS Grid: SX830853
Mapcode National: GBR QN.K2HH
Mapcode Global: FRA 377B.MN8
Entry Name: Strongs Cottage
Listing Date: 9 March 1988
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1097808
English Heritage Legacy ID: 85622
Location: Christow, Teignbridge, Devon, EX6
Civil Parish: Christow
Built-Up Area: Christow
Traditional County: Devon
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon
Church of England Parish: Christow St James
Church of England Diocese: Exeter
CHRISTOW DRY LANE, Christow
SX 88 NW
2/103 Strongs Cottage
House. Circa early C16 origins, remodelled in the C17, some late C20 alterations.
Whitewashed rendered cob; thatched roof, hipped at left end, gabled at right end ;
left end stack with rendered shaft, axial stack with granite shaft, rear right
Plan: A late medieval open hall house in origin, remodelled in the circa early C17 as
a 3 room and through passage plan house, lower end to the right, hall stack backing
onto passage. In the late C20 a dog-leg stone stair has been introduced into the
Exterior: 2 storeys. Asymmetrical 3 window front, the eaves thatch eyebrowed over
the 3 first floor windows ; C20 door to left of centre, former doorway to through
passage to right of centre replaced by window ; C20 fenestration including metal-
framed windows in enlarged embrasures. Rear elevation blind except for 1 first floor
2-light casement ; gabled C20 porch to rear of through passage. The left return of
the house has 3 granite corbels of unknown function, projecting from the end wall
about 1 metre from the ground.
Interior: Good survival of C16 and C17 carpentry and joinery. The granite ashlar
back of the hall fireplace with plinth and cornice shows in the passage, remainder of
hall/passage partition made up of oak plank and muntin screen with a doorframe with a
chamfered segmental arched lintel. The passage has exposed chamfered stopped joists
some truncated for the insertion of the C20 stair. Oak plank and muntin screen
between passage and lower end room with a doorframe with a chamfered segmental arched
lintel. The hall has an open fireplace with granite jambs and lintel, a C19 brick-
lined bread oven, muntin screen at the higher end with chamfered muntins. Good
shouldered doorframe in screen to inner room. The narrow inner room has a blocked
fireplace, screen plastered-over on inner room side. The lower end room has a
chamfered crossbeam and open fireplace with a replaced lintel.
Roof: 2 side-pegged jointed cruck trusses with a diagonaly-set ridge. Apex of roof
not inspected throughout but thoroughly smoke-blackened and complete with sooted
rafters, battens and thatch over hall and lower end, and likely to be sooted
throughout its lenght.
An evolved house of medieval origins, group value with Wells and Pale Farmhouse.
Listing NGR: SX8306285375
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