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Honeysuckle Cottage

A Grade II Listed Building in Talaton, Devon

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Latitude: 50.7908 / 50°47'27"N

Longitude: -3.3338 / 3°20'1"W

OS Eastings: 306080

OS Northings: 99878

OS Grid: SY060998

Mapcode National: GBR LQ.ZH76

Mapcode Global: FRA 37X0.10P

Entry Name: Honeysuckle Cottage

Listing Date: 24 October 1988

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1098102

English Heritage Legacy ID: 86924

Location: Talaton, East Devon, Devon, EX5

County: Devon

District: East Devon

Civil Parish: Talaton

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

Church of England Parish: Talaton St James the Apostle

Church of England Diocese: Exeter

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Listing Text

SY 09 NE
6/168 Honeysuckle Cottage
- II

Cottages, formerly 2 cottages. C18 or early C19, modernised when the original
cottages were united circa 1970. Plastered cob, maybe with no footings; cob or
stone rubble stacks with chimneyshafts made of C20 concrete blocks, thatch roof.
Plan: 2-room plan cottage facing south and backing onto the road. The rooms have
end stacks. The present cottage has been made by uniting a pair of contemporary
mirror-plan tiny 1-room plan cottages. In each originally a narrow space across the
back was partitioned off for service use. 2 storeys with secondary outshots each
Exterior: originally a symmetrical 2-window front but now there is a third ground
floor window set just left of centre is blocking a former cottage doorway. The
ground floor windows are C20 casements with glazing bars. The first floor windows
have no glazing bars but their frames are oak and probably original (there are more
similar to rear). The present front doorway is right of centre (the original right
cottage doorway) and contains a C20 door behind a contemporary porch. Roof is
hipped both ends and to left is carried down over the outshot there.
Interior: has plain carpentry detail. There are no main ceiling beams. Both
fireplaces are large, built of stone rubble with roughly-chamfered oak lintels.
Both have blocked oven doorways to rear. Roof is 2 bays with central A-frame truss
with pegged and spiked lap-jointed collars. The original common rafters are short
lengths of wavy branches, one set above the purlin and another below, but each is
individually pegged.
Honeysuckle Cottage is a remarkably well-preserved pair of tiny cottages.

Listing NGR: SY0608099878

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