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Hope Cottage and Fern Cottage

A Grade II Listed Building in Lympstone, Devon

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Latitude: 50.6482 / 50°38'53"N

Longitude: -3.4292 / 3°25'44"W

OS Eastings: 299054

OS Northings: 84137

OS Grid: SX990841

Mapcode National: GBR P3.RX24

Mapcode Global: FRA 37PC.CW0

Entry Name: Hope Cottage and Fern Cottage

Listing Date: 21 April 1986

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1104207

English Heritage Legacy ID: 88559

Location: Lympstone, East Devon, Devon, EX8

County: Devon

District: East Devon

Civil Parish: Lympstone

Built-Up Area: Lympstone

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

Church of England Parish: Lympstone Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary

Church of England Diocese: Exeter

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Listing Text

SX 98 SE LYMPSTONE STRAND (south side), Lympstone

5/59 Hope Cottage and Fern
- Cottage


2 dwellings. Late C16, with later alterations and extensions. Plastered cob,
blocked to front, on stone footings; gabled-end slate roof. Originally a 3-room,
through-passage plan house, much altered internally, with 2 later (C19) rear wings,
higher end to left of passage; external rear lateral stack heats hall; 2 later
stacks heat the inner room, now subdivided (Fern Cottage), 1, a rear lateral stack,
the other a left-hand internal end stack; right-hand end stack heats service end.
All stacks with brick shafts. 2 storeys.
Front: 6-window range; three 2-pane horned sashes to first of Fern Cottage, with a
12-pane hornless sash window either side of glazed door under canopy on shaped
brackets; Hope Cottage with casement windows to 1st floor; 12-pane hornless sash
window to left of latticed, gabled porch, 2-light casement window to right. Iron
lion masks on gutter along entire front. The rear of both dwellings with later
additions, including an early-C18 (or earlier) rear wing to the service end (Hope
Cottage), timber framed with brick nogging, and with C19 casement windows; the rear
wing to Fern Cottage, late C19, and separately gabled.
Interior: jointed cruck roof over hall and service end; 3 trusses with morticed
and pegged apex carpentry; the inner room roof is later, probably C17 or C18; only
the cruck above the party wall visible from the roof space of Fern Cottage, and this
is clean; roofspace of Hope Cottage ceiled, but the lower members of the hall
crucks visible and are chamfered. Service end with 2 chamfered ceiling beams with
hollow step stops. 2 early-C18 panelled doors; Fern Cottage with chamfered,
unstopped ceiling beam (to inner room) and 2 early C18 fielded panel doors.

Listing NGR: SX9905484137

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