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Linda Cottage

A Grade II Listed Building in St. Giles on the Heath, Devon

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Latitude: 50.6877 / 50°41'15"N

Longitude: -4.3202 / 4°19'12"W

OS Eastings: 236200

OS Northings: 90127

OS Grid: SX362901

Mapcode National: GBR NN.603C

Mapcode Global: FRA 17V8.6Q1

Plus Code: 9C2QMMQH+3W

Entry Name: Linda Cottage

Listing Date: 9 January 1986

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1104693

English Heritage Legacy ID: 90698

Location: St. Giles on the Heath, Torridge, Devon, PL15

County: Devon

District: Torridge

Civil Parish: St. Giles on the Heath

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

Church of England Parish: St Giles-in-the-Heath

Church of England Diocese: Truro

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Cottage. Probably late C17 with a remodelling of the C19 and C20 renovations.
Whitewashed plastered cob on stone rubble footings, roof slated at the left, thatched
to the right with gabled ends, axial stack rebuilt in stone and brick.
The original plan may have been a 2 room and through passage house with the
hall/kitchen to the left heated from a gable end stack (now the axial stack). The
right-hand room has been dismantled, possibly in the C19 when an unheated room,
smaller than the hall/kitchen was added at the left and the ceilings may have been
replaced. 2 service rooms under a lean-to roof may have been added to the rear at
the same time giving the present plan, 2-rooms wide and 1 1/2-rooms deep with the former
through passage at the right end of the range.
2 storeys. Asymmetrical 2-window front, the thatched roof to the right with eaves
eyebrowed over a first floor window and brought down as a sloping roof carried on
stone cheeks forming an open-fronted porch to the right. Wide 3-plank front door
with a pegged doorframe (the rear door of the passage has been blocked but was
discovered during renovations). First floor window right is a 2-light casement,
probably of the C18, with some old glass.
Fenestration elsewhere is C19 2- and 3-light casements with glazing bars. 2 shallow
buttresses to the front.
Interior Internal features mostly C20 and C19. Exposed joists of slender
scantling, C19 stair running to the rear of the axial stack, C20 grate said to
conceal earlier features. No access to apex of roof at time of survey (1985) but
roof trusses said to be pegged.

Listing NGR: SX3620090127

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