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Hope Cottage

A Grade II Listed Building in High Bickington, Devon

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Coordinates

Latitude: 50.9665 / 50°57'59"N

Longitude: -3.9955 / 3°59'43"W

OS Eastings: 259976

OS Northings: 120463

OS Grid: SS599204

Mapcode National: GBR KT.MHMV

Mapcode Global: FRA 26JK.78G

Entry Name: Hope Cottage

Listing Date: 4 October 1960

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1105056

English Heritage Legacy ID: 91712

Location: High Bickington, Torridge, Devon, EX37

County: Devon

District: Torridge

Civil Parish: High Bickington

Built-Up Area: High Bickington

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

Church of England Parish: High Bickington

Church of England Diocese: Exeter

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Listing Text

HIGH BICKINGTON HIGH BICKINGTON
SS 59 20
14/97 Hope Cottage
4.10.60
GV II

Cottage. Probably mid C17, with late C17 or early C18 additions. Further enlarged
in the late C18 or early C19. Rendered cob with thatched roof, gable ended to right
and hipped over lower part to left. Rendered stone end stacks. Circa 1800 addition
with painted stone to ground floor, rendered cob to first floor and gable-ended
Welsh-slate roof.
Plan and development: C17 two-room plan consisting of hall to right with external end
stack and smaller unheated room to left with entrance to front, and with C19
staircase to rear. Late C17 or early C18 one-room plan addition to left with
external end stack. Late C18 or early C19 low service wing set back to right (said
to be former smithy). Two storeys.
Exterior: Asymmetrically-fenestrated front. Central mid C17 part has 2 windows to
ground and first floors with C17 rebated wooden frames and C19 two-light small paned
wooden casements. Doorway to left with C20 plank door, beaded pegged wooden frame
and C20 bracketed gabled wooden porch with some C20 carved wooden ornament. Left-
hand c. 1700 addition has first-floor late C19 two-light wooden casement, ground-
floor late C19 two-light wooden casement to left and 6-pane fixed window to right
with internal wrought-iron bar (said to be former doorway). Circa 1800 addition set
back to right has 2 first-floor late C19 two-light small-paned wooden casements and
ground-floor C19 two-light wooden casement to right. Doorway to left has C20 stone
porch with lean-to clay-tile roof, half-glazed door with window to left and small
window to right-hand side. Small first-floor casement in right-hand gable end.
External stack in left-hand gable end of cottage has bread oven in right-hand angle
with lean-to slate top. Small first-floor casements flanking stack, one-light to
left and 2-light to right.
Interior: Hall has plain joists spanning from front to back (possibly formerly with
plaster ceiling), and C17 open fireplace with chamfered dressed stone jambs and
chamfered wooden lintel with bar stops. Front windows with seats. Stud partition
(possibly later insertion) between hall and entrance/staircase hall with C19
staircase to rear. Left-hand ground-floor room has chamfered cross beam with plain
joists, and open fireplace with stone jambs and plain wooden lintel. Front window
with seat. Central bedroom, oven hall, has small C17 fireplace with stone jambs
(rendered) and chamfered wooden lintel with bar stops. Roofspace inaccessible at
time of survey (January 1988) but C17 truss visible in central bedroom (over left-
hand end of hall) with large straight principal rafters and trenched purlins.


Listing NGR: SS5998020465

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