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Latitude: 50.6495 / 50°38'58"N
Longitude: -3.6169 / 3°37'0"W
OS Eastings: 285783
OS Northings: 84556
OS Grid: SX857845
Mapcode National: GBR QQ.YDDG
Mapcode Global: FRA 379C.BQ1
Entry Name: France Cottage
Listing Date: 9 March 1988
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1097816
English Heritage Legacy ID: 85545
Location: Ashton, Teignbridge, Devon, EX6
Civil Parish: Ashton
Traditional County: Devon
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon
Church of England Parish: Ashton St John the Baptist
Church of England Diocese: Exeter
ASHTON HIGHER ASHTON
SX 88 SE
6/24 France Cottage
Cottage. Probably C17 origins, thoroughly altered in the C20. Whitewashed and
rendered, probably cob and stone; projecting end stacks, right end stack with a
projecting bread oven; thatched roof, gabled at left end, hipped at right end.
Plan: Single depth 2 room plan, presumably kitchen to the right, parlour to the left;
direct entrance into right hand room; modern stair against rear wall of right hand
Exterior: 2 storeys. Asymmetrical 3 window front with a large C20 thatched porch to
right of centre, doorway into right return of porch. C20 2- and 3-light timber
Interior: Thoroughly modernised but a stud and infill partition between the 2 room
retains a blocked doorway with chamfered lintel.
Roof: Not inspected but roof timbers might be of interest.
One of a group of small thatched cottages close to the roadside. France Cottage was
given away as a competition prize by the Sun Newspaper in 1986.
Listing NGR: SX8578384556
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