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Latitude: 50.7795 / 50°46'46"N
Longitude: -3.2279 / 3°13'40"W
OS Eastings: 313526
OS Northings: 98483
OS Grid: SY135984
Mapcode National: GBR P8.Q9XQ
Mapcode Global: FRA 4741.08V
Entry Name: Kings Cottage
Listing Date: 27 January 1989
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1098032
English Heritage Legacy ID: 87163
Location: Gittisham, East Devon, Devon, EX14
District: East Devon
Civil Parish: Gittisham
Traditional County: Devon
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon
Church of England Parish: Gittisham St Michael
Church of England Diocese: Exeter
GITTISHAMM GITTISHAM, (north side)
SY 19 NW
7/161 Kings Cottage
Estate house. Circa late C16/early C17, perhaps with a late medieval core.
Colourwashed and rendered, probably stone and cob; thatched roof with a plain
ridge, hipped at ends; right end stack and axial stack.
Plan: Single depth plan end on to the road, 4 rooms wide, facing south. The
earliest visible dateable feature is a jointed cruck truss over the right (east)
end: this may be the higher end of a former through passage plan house (rear door
opposed to possible blocked doorway to right of centre on the front), hall stack
backing on to passage, the lower end perhaps remodelled and extended in the late
C17. Without access to the apex of the roof over the right (east) end, it is not
clear whether there is a late medieval open hall core to the house.
Exterior: 2 storeys. Asymmetrical 5-window south front with a front door to the
extreme left, 4 1-, 2- and 3-light ground floor windows, mostly C19 or C20 timber
casements with glazing bars; 3 first floor 2- and 3-light casements, 2 probably C18
retaining some square leaded panes. The rear (north) elevation has 3 C19 or early
C20 plank doors and 1 first floor 2-light casement.
Interior: Exposed carpentry to the 2 right hand rooms: an axial beam with bar stops
to the extreme right hand room and a crossbeam with bar stops to the adjacent room
to the left; this beam is not centrally positioned in the room and there may have
been a through passage to the right.
Roof: One side-pegged jointed cruck truss survives over the right (east) end; there
was no access to the apex at time of survey. The other trusses appear to have
straight principal rafters and may be late C17.
On the edge of an exceptionally well-preserved village of traditional buildings.
Listing NGR: SY1352698483
This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.
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