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Gorse Cottage

A Grade II Listed Building in Gittisham, Devon

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Latitude: 50.7782 / 50°46'41"N

Longitude: -3.2308 / 3°13'50"W

OS Eastings: 313318

OS Northings: 98351

OS Grid: SY133983

Mapcode National: GBR P8.Q951

Mapcode Global: FRA 4731.5EJ

Plus Code: 9C2RQQH9+7M

Entry Name: Gorse Cottage

Listing Date: 7 December 1962

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1097997

English Heritage Legacy ID: 87178

Location: Gittisham, East Devon, Devon, EX14

County: Devon

Civil Parish: Gittisham

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

Church of England Parish: Gittisham St Michael

Church of England Diocese: Exeter

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Small house. Circa late C16/early C17, C20 renovations. Whitewashed rendered cob
and stone; thatched roof, half-hipped at left end, hipped at right end; axial stack
to right of centre.
Plan: Single depth range, 2 rooms wide with a lean-to at the left end and a C19 brick
rear outshut. The house may have originated as a 2 room plan building with a heated
room to the right, an unheated service room to the left. The partition between the
rooms was removed in the 1970s. The unheated room to the right is probably a post
C17 addition.
Exterior: 2 storeys. Asymmetrical 4 window front with a circa C19 plank front door
to right of centre with a porch hood. C20 casement windows with diamond leaded
Interior: The heated room has a large step-stopped crossbeamm and a scroll-stopped
half-beam in front of the stack. C20 steel girder on site of former partition
between the unheated and heated rooms.
Roof: 2 complete side-pegged jointed cruck truss over the left end. A second truss
may also have been a jointed cruck with the feet removed and the principals dressed
off. The apex of each truss is not smoke-blackened.

Listing NGR: SY1331698350

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