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Latitude: 50.8201 / 50°49'12"N
Longitude: -3.3345 / 3°20'4"W
OS Eastings: 306089
OS Northings: 103133
OS Grid: ST060031
Mapcode National: GBR LQ.XP1H
Mapcode Global: FRA 36XX.SWB
Entry Name: Bowling Green bowling Green Cottage
Listing Date: 24 October 1988
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1098123
English Heritage Legacy ID: 86874
Location: Plymtree, East Devon, Devon, EX15
District: East Devon
Civil Parish: Plymtree
Traditional County: Devon
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon
Church of England Parish: Plymtree St John the Baptist
Church of England Diocese: Exeter
ST 00 SE
3/118 Bowling Green and Bowling Green
2 cottages made from a former farmhouse. Mid - late C17, modernised when subdivided
circa 1980. Plastered cob on stone rubble footings; stone rubble or cob stack
topped with C19 and C20 brick; corrugated asbestos roof, formerly thatch.
Plan: the building faces south. Bowling Green Cottage occupies the left (west) end
and has a 1-room plan. Bowling Green occupies the rest and has a 2-room plan. The
cottages were made by subdividing a 3-room lobby entrance plan house. An axial
stack between the centre and left end rooms serves back-to-back fireplaces and the
lobby entrance is in front. (It has now been adapted to take the 2 cottage
doorways). It would seem that originally the left end room (Bowling Green Cottage)
was the parlour, the centre room was the kitchen and the small unheated right end
room was a service room, probably a buttery or dairy. 2 storeys with secondary
lean-to outshots to rear (now brought into domestic use) and a circa 1980 single
storey extension on the left end.
Exterior: the main block has an irregular 4-window front of C19 and C20 casements
with glazing bars. The cottage front doorways stand side by side left of centre.
Both contain C20 plank doors and share a contemporary porch. The roof is half-
hipped both ends.
Interior: only Bowling Green was available for inspection at the time of this
survey and all the features here appear to be mid - late C17. The former kitchen
crossbeam is chamfered with runout stops. The fireplace here has been lined with
C19 brick and the oven is contemporary but the chamfered oak lintel is original.
Tne partition between the 2 rooms is oak-framed; close-studded and contains a
chamfered doorframe. The former dairy/buttery has a roughly-chamfered axial beam.
The roof is carried on A-frame trusses with pegged and spiked lap-jointed collars
Listing NGR: ST0608903133
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