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Manor Cottage

A Grade II Listed Building in Dowland, Devon

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Latitude: 50.8745 / 50°52'28"N

Longitude: -4.0362 / 4°2'10"W

OS Eastings: 256833

OS Northings: 110305

OS Grid: SS568103

Mapcode National: GBR KR.TCB0

Mapcode Global: FRA 26FS.HCX

Plus Code: 9C2QVXF7+QG

Entry Name: Manor Cottage

Listing Date: 4 October 1960

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1104603

English Heritage Legacy ID: 90895

Location: Dowland, Torridge, Devon, EX19

County: Devon

District: Torridge

Civil Parish: Dowland

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

Church of England Parish: Dowland St Peter

Church of England Diocese: Exeter

Tagged with: Cottage Thatched cottage

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SS 51 SE
5/107 Manor Cottage
House, formerly church house. Circa early to mid C16, restored in circa early C20.
Part rendered stone rubble walls. Gable-ended thatch roof. Brick stack at left
gable-end, projecting rubble stack at right end and small stone lateral stack behind
right-hand end.
Plan: presently 3-room-and-cross-passage plan but this may not have been the
original arrangement since the central room is very small and unheated. The largest
room is that at the left-hand end. 2 storeys from the beginning. The rear lateral
stack probably serves a first floor fireplace which, according to typical church
house plan, would have heated the single large 1st floor room. In the circa early
C20 the house was restored and virtually refenestrated, in some cases imitating the
surviving original windows.
Exterior: 2 storeys. Asymmetrical 5-window front all of circa early C20 windows.
On 1st floor is 2-light chamfered wooden mullion to left, otherwise single light
casements. 2-light wooden mullion windows on ground floor. At front of leanto
against left-hand end is a 2-light moulded wooden mullion window which has either
been re-used or is contemporary with the others. To right of centre is circa early
C20 segmental arched chamfered wooden doorframe with plank door. Rear elevation has
one original 2-light chamfered wooden mullion with round arched heads on 1st floor
to left of centre. A similar one to its right may be contemporary. The window
beyond it and the similar one on the ground floor are early C20 replicas. C20
square wooden lights on ground floor to left and right.
Interior: plank and muntin screen to either side of passage both have been rebuilt
during the resotration but the right-hand one still has its original headbeam. Open
fireplace with high wooden lintel in left-hand room. Central room has substantial
chamfered ceiling beams. Wooden lintel to first floor fireplace which has been
partly altered.
Roof: 2 original principal rafters with curved feet survive. They have threaded
purlins and ridge and originally had morticed collars. The roof timbers are not

Listing NGR: SS5683210295

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