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Deems Cottage

A Grade II Listed Building in Branscombe, Devon

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Latitude: 50.6941 / 50°41'38"N

Longitude: -3.1522 / 3°9'7"W

OS Eastings: 318716

OS Northings: 88910

OS Grid: SY187889

Mapcode National: GBR PC.6SJ2

Mapcode Global: FRA 4787.RRQ

Plus Code: 9C2RMRVX+M4

Entry Name: Deems Cottage

Listing Date: 8 March 1988

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1104146

English Heritage Legacy ID: 88718

Location: Branscombe, East Devon, Devon, EX12

County: Devon

District: East Devon

Civil Parish: Branscombe

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

Church of England Parish: Branscombe St Winifred

Church of England Diocese: Exeter

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Farmhouse. Probably C16 and C17, modernised circa 1970. Colour-washed local stone
rubble; stone rubble stacks topped with C19 and C20 brick; thatch roof.
Plan and development: 3-room-and-through-passage plan house facing north-east and
built down the hillslope. Uphill at the right (north-west) end is the unheated
former inner room. The hall has an axial stack backing onto the passage and the
service end room has a gable-end stack. Since no internal inspection was available
at the time of this survey it is not possible to determine the historic development
of the house. Nevertheless it seems likely that it began as some form of open hall
house. Nor is it possible from the exterior to establish details of the plan. For
instance, in the C17 was the hall the kitchen and the lower end room the parlour or
vice versa? House is 2 storeys with a secondary woodshed on the right (north-
western) end.
Exterior: irregular 3-window front of C19 and C20 casements with glazing bars and a
fourth ground floor window is a C20 oculus at the right end. The first floor
windows have low thatch eyebrows over. The passage front doorway is left of centre
and contains a C19 plank door behind a C20 thatch-roofed porch on rustic posts.
Roof is gable-ended to left and half-hipped to right.
Interior was not available for inspection at the time of this survey. However it is
said to include a good deal of good oak carpentry, presumably C16 or C17 in date. A
full internal inspection should be undertaken before any alterations lest C16 or
C17 work be demolished or damaged.

Listing NGR: SY1871688910

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