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St Leonards Cottage (North)

A Grade II* Listed Building in Hartland, Devon

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Latitude: 50.9877 / 50°59'15"N

Longitude: -4.4963 / 4°29'46"W

OS Eastings: 224889

OS Northings: 123884

OS Grid: SS248238

Mapcode National: GBR K4.L2RF

Mapcode Global: FRA 16GH.Q3T

Plus Code: 9C2QXGQ3+3F

Entry Name: St Leonards Cottage (North)

Listing Date: 19 June 1989

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1104480

English Heritage Legacy ID: 91215

Location: Hartland, Torridge, Devon, EX39

County: Devon

District: Torridge

Civil Parish: Hartland

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

Church of England Parish: Hartland St Nectan

Church of England Diocese: Exeter

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Cottage formerly chapel. Late C15 or early C16, converted to cottage probably in
C18 or early C19. Stone rubble walls roughly coursed with a little cob at the top
of the front wall. Thatch roof hipped to left end, gabled to right. Brick axial
Plan: originally probably single cell chapel open to the roof, its plan was
completely altered by conversion into a cottage of 2 rooms, the left-hand room
heated, with an outbuilding beyond the stack. The building may have been extended
to the left of this at the time since its original roof structure does not continue
all the way along.
Exterior: 2 storeys. Asymmetrical 1-window front of circa early C20 2-light
casements to left of centre on each floor, the 1st floor one is a half dormer with
small gable in the thatch above. C20 plank door to right. All these openings have
flat stone arches over. C19 plank door to outbuilding to left.
Rear elevation has the reveals and chamfered granite surround for an original window
on the ground floor to centre. The central mullion and most of the head has gone
but evidently there were arched lights. Further to the left is evidence of a
blocked doorway. C19 2-light casement on 1st floor to left of centre.
Interior: the only surviving original feature is a wagon roof on the first floor
with moulded ribs and chamfered wooden wall-plate.
This is a very rare survival of a building which can be identified as a late
medieval chapel and forms a very interesting group with the adjacent house (q.v).
In the mid C19 parts of stone tombs or graves were dug up in the ground to the west
of the building.
Source: The Ancient Chapels of Hartland - R Pearse Chope: Hartland and West Country
Chronicle May 1915

Listing NGR: SS2488923884

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