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Church Cottage

A Grade II Listed Building in Upottery, Devon

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Coordinates

Latitude: 50.8622 / 50°51'44"N

Longitude: -3.1352 / 3°8'6"W

OS Eastings: 320204

OS Northings: 107583

OS Grid: ST202075

Mapcode National: GBR LZ.TZHF

Mapcode Global: FRA 46BT.DDS

Entry Name: Church Cottage

Listing Date: 22 February 1955

Last Amended: 16 March 1988

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1098218

English Heritage Legacy ID: 86697

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

UPOTTERY UPOTTERY
ST 20 NW
7/142 Church Cottage (formerly listed as
22.2.55 The Cottage, The Village)
GV II

Cottage, probably on the site of (and maybe including some fabric of) the medieval
church house. C17, maybe earlier in parts, with C18 and C19 alterations. Plastered
local stone and flint rubble, maybe including sections of cob; stone rubble stacks
topped with C19 brick; thatch roof.
Plan: 4-room plan cottage facing north-east and backing onto the churchyard. The
kitchen is at the left (south-east) end and has a gable-end stack. Tne dining room
is alongside and it has an axial stack backing onto the kitchen. The 2 rooms at the
right (north-west) end have an axial stack between. Only a limited internal
inspection was available at the time of this survey but it seems that most of the
original fabric has been covered by C19 plaster. It is therefore difficult to
determine the original layout and its development. Furthermore the roof was not
seen. The core of the house appears to be the middle 2 rooms. The cottage is 2
storeys with a service outshot in front of the kitchen end.
Exterior: irregular 2-window front of C20 casements with glazing bars, the first
floor ones rising a short distance into the eaves. The front doorway is right of
centre and contains a late C19 - early C20 plank door behind a thatch-roofed porch.
At the left end the eaves are carried down over the outshots. The main roof is
gable-ended.
Interior: although only limited access was available at the time of this survey it
was clear that most was the result of a late C19 modernisation. Only the dining
room has earlier features exposed. The crossbeam is roughly chamfered. The
fireplace is blocked but it has an oak-framed front and is probably C17. All the
rest of the carpentry detail is covered with C19 plaster. The house has had little
C20 modernisation. The roof was not seen but is said to be made up of A-frame
trusses.
Church Cottage is the oldest house left in the village and forms part of an
attractive group of listed buildings; most of the others are C19 and built by Lord
Sidmouth.


Listing NGR: ST2020407583

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