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Latitude: 50.7826 / 50°46'57"N
Longitude: -3.0995 / 3°5'58"W
OS Eastings: 322583
OS Northings: 98688
OS Grid: SY225986
Mapcode National: GBR PD.62NZ
Mapcode Global: FRA 47D0.N9T
Entry Name: Knapp Cottage
Listing Date: 8 March 1988
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1104099
English Heritage Legacy ID: 88810
Location: Widworthy, East Devon, Devon, EX14
District: East Devon
Civil Parish: Widworthy
Traditional County: Devon
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon
Church of England Parish: Widworthy St Cuthbert
Church of England Diocese: Exeter
SY 29 NW WIDWORTHY
4/138 Knapp Cottage
Cottage, former farmhouse, latterly a keeper's cottage. Late C16 - early C17,
reduced in size in the mid - late C19, some C20 modernisation. Colour-washed local
stone and flint rubble; stone rubble stack and chimneyshaft; thatch roof.
Plan and development: 2-room plan cottage facing south and built down the
hillslope. The smaller room, uphill at the left (west) end, is unheated. The right
(east) room has a gable-end stack. Circa 1960 the 2 rooms were united by removing
the partition and service rooms provided in a rear extension.
In fact this is the unheated inner room and hall of a C16 3-room-and-through-passage
plan house. The passage and service end room were demolished in the C19. The hall
was probably (though not certainly) open to the roof originally but the chimneystack
was an original feature. If the hall was open then it was floored over in the early
C17. 2 storeys.
Exterior: irregular front fenestration with 2 ground floor windows and one first
floor window rising into the thatch, all are C20 casements with glazing bars. At
the right end the oven housing projects. The roof is gable-ended. The doorway is
in the right end (from the site of the passage) and it contains a late C19 - early
C20 plank door.
Interior: although the partition between the former hall and inner room has been
removed the headbeam of an oak plank-and-muntin screen remains and part of the
screen remains as wainscotting against the end wall. The former hall has a large
Beerstone ashlar fireplace with oak lintel and chamfered surround. The oven here
looks like a C19 insertion. The hall crossbeam is chamfered with step stops. The
roof is carried on 2 clean side-pegged jointed cruck trusses.
Listing NGR: SY2258398688
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