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Latitude: 50.8074 / 50°48'26"N
Longitude: -3.3263 / 3°19'34"W
OS Eastings: 306643
OS Northings: 101704
OS Grid: ST066017
Mapcode National: GBR LQ.YK3P
Mapcode Global: FRA 36XY.XLB
Entry Name: Pear Tree Cottage
Listing Date: 24 October 1988
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1098156
English Heritage Legacy ID: 86855
Location: Payhembury, East Devon, Devon, EX14
District: East Devon
Civil Parish: Payhembury
Traditional County: Devon
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon
Church of England Parish: Payhembury St Mary the Virgin
Church of England Diocese: Exeter
PAYHEMBURY LOWER TALE
ST 00 SE
3/98 Pear Tree Cottage
Cottage. Early - mid C18 enlarged circa 1980. Plastered cob on stone rubble
footings, partly patched with brick; timber-framed and cob stack topped with C20
brick; thatch roof.
Plan: 3-room plan cottage facing south-west. The right room section is a circa
1975 extension. The other 2 rooms make up the C18 house; a larger living room to
left heated by a gable-end stack with a winder stair rising alongside. The small
unheated room was a service room, probably a dairy or buttery. There is evidence of
a former smoking chamber to rear (see below). 2 storeys with C20 service extension
Exterior: 3-window front of C20 casements with glazing bars. The front doorway is
left of centre and contains an old plank door behind a C20 porch. The roof is half-
Interior: the rooms of the old house have plain carpentry detail. The fireplace is
stone rubble and C19 brick. It has an oak-framed front with bead-moulded surround,
the same moulding on the frame of an early cupboard in the rear wall. Alongside to
left an oak steep winder stair rises round the back of round-headed cupboard alcove.
Even though the roof structure was replaced circa 1980 the joinery of the main room
survives very well; rustic and simple, a good example of an early cottage interior.
In 1983 the stack was exposed. A brief note made then reports that it is cob and
timber-framed and that a second timber-framed flue was inserted through its rear
side from a small brick room there, presumably a smoking chamber. This is a very
late example of a timber-framed chimneystack.
Source: Devon SMR worksheet by D. M. Griffiths, July 1983.
Listing NGR: ST0664301704
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