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Plumtree Cottage

A Grade II Listed Building in Upottery, Devon

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Latitude: 50.8515 / 50°51'5"N

Longitude: -3.1371 / 3°8'13"W

OS Eastings: 320050

OS Northings: 106392

OS Grid: ST200063

Mapcode National: GBR LZ.VR1L

Mapcode Global: FRA 469V.CNP

Entry Name: Plumtree Cottage

Listing Date: 16 March 1988

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1098211

English Heritage Legacy ID: 86681

Location: Upottery, East Devon, Devon, EX14

County: Devon

District: East Devon

Civil Parish: Upottery

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

Church of England Parish: Upottery St Mary the Virgin

Church of England Diocese: Exeter

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Listing Text

This list entry was subject to a Minor Amendment on 22/03/2017

ST 20 NW

Plumtree Cottage

(Formerly listed as Braggs East)

Cottage. C16 or C17 much altered and modernised in the C20; a circa 1980 extension. Plastered cob on stone rubble footings; local stone and flint rubble with a C20 brick chimney shaft; thatch roof.

Plan: a much altered three-room and-through-passage plan house facing east. Originally there was an unheated inner room at the right (north) end. The former hall has a projecting front lateral stack and at the left (south) end there is an unheated service end room. In the C20 the house was thoroughly refurbished and at this time the passage rear doorway was blocked and the hall, passage and inner room were made into one large room by removing the partitions between them. It also seems likely that the hall stack was rebuilt at the same time. Since the roof structure was replaced in the late C19-early C20 and much of the other carpentry detail has been replaced or removed, it is not possible to determine the early structural history of the house. Nevertheless it seems likely that it began as some form of open hall house. A one-room plan extension was built circa 1980 to rear of the right (former inner room) end. House is two storeys.

Exterior: irregular three-window front of C20 casements with glazing bars. The passage front doorway is left of centre and it contains a C20 plank door. A secondary rear doorway to the former service room contains a reused C19 studded plank door which seems to have come from a church or chapel since it had a two-centred arch head although the top of the arch was cut off when the door was put here. The main roof is hipped both ends.

Interior: it seems that much of the carpentry detail was removed or renewed in the C19 and C20. The exposed carpentry detail is plain and includes a late C19-early C20 A-frame truss roof.

Plumtree Cottage forms part of a group with other listed buildings which make up the rather scattered hamlet of Rawridge.

Listing NGR: ST2005006392

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

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