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Engelwood firs

A Grade II Listed Building in Broadhembury, Devon

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Latitude: 50.8358 / 50°50'8"N

Longitude: -3.2774 / 3°16'38"W

OS Eastings: 310143

OS Northings: 104804

OS Grid: ST101048

Mapcode National: GBR LS.WRHT

Mapcode Global: FRA 460W.QYP

Entry Name: Engelwood firs

Listing Date: 22 February 1955

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1098070

English Heritage Legacy ID: 87048

Location: Broadhembury, East Devon, Devon, EX14

County: Devon

District: East Devon

Civil Parish: Broadhembury

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

Church of England Parish: Broadhembury St Andrew, Apostle and Martyr

Church of England Diocese: Exeter

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Listing Text

SY 10 SW

5/46 Firs and Engelwood


2 adjoining estate cottages, probably originally one house, the two end cottages of a
long row of thatched cottages on the north side of the village. Early C17 or
earlier, C20 renovations. Creamwashed rendered cob on stone footings; thatched roof
with a plain ridge, half-hipped at the right end; axial stack with a modern brick
Plan: Probably originated as a 3 room and cross or through passage plan, Engelwood,
to the right, being the higher end with the hall stack backing on to a putative
passage which may still survive in Firs (not inspected internally). Engelwood
certainly appears to conform to traditional higher end plan with a large heated room
to the left and an unheated smaller inner room to the right. The existing doorway to
Firs may represent the position of the original entrance to the passage. The first
floor of Engelwood consists of one large room to the right and a smaller room to the
Exterior: 2 storeys. Asymmetrical front with 4 first floor and 7 ground floor
windows, the eaves thatch eyebrowed over 3 of the first floor windows and swept down
at the right end (Engelwood). Engelwood, to the right, has a C19 or C20 plank front
door with a slated porch hood and C20 windows, the first floor window with square
leaded panes, the ground floor windows timber casements with glazing bars. Firs has
a C19 or C20 plank front door to the right and a slated porch hood carried across an
adjacent 1-light window as a pentice. Windows a mixture of C19 or C20 timber
casements with glazing bars or C20 casements with square leaded panes. One 2-light
window on the ground floor may be C18, with larger square leaded panes.
Interior: Engelwood inspected. The 2 rooms are divided by a partition of oak studs,
formerly with wattle and daub infill between, a framed partition rises above the
division. A C20 stair has been introduced to the right of the partition. The left
hand room has an open fireplace with a chamfered lintel and a bread oven; a chamfered
axial beam survives in the right hand room.
Roof: Engelwood preserves a side-pegged jointed cruck truss (apex not seen at time of
survey) of at least early C17 origins. Exposed carpentry and an interesting roof may
survive in Firs.
These 2 cottages form the curved end of an impressive row of thatched cottages on the
north side of the village and are part of an outstanding estate village centre.

Listing NGR: ST1014604806

This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.

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