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Church Cottage

A Grade II Listed Building in Thrushelton, Devon

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Latitude: 50.6671 / 50°40'1"N

Longitude: -4.1983 / 4°11'53"W

OS Eastings: 244746

OS Northings: 87573

OS Grid: SX447875

Mapcode National: GBR NT.77GY

Mapcode Global: FRA 2739.S9B

Plus Code: 9C2QMR82+RM

Entry Name: Church Cottage

Listing Date: 7 November 1985

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1105512

English Heritage Legacy ID: 92584

Location: Thrushelton, West Devon, Devon, EX20

County: Devon

District: West Devon

Civil Parish: Thrushelton

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

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Poorhouse and sexton's cottage now in use as a house. Circa early/mid C17, partly
rebuilt in the early C19. Stone rubble and cob with a Delabole slate roof gabled at
the left end, hipped at the right end, formerly thatched. Stone stack at left end,
large C17 rendered stack with brick shaft on ridge. Single depth plan 3-rooms wide
which may originally have had a cross passage. The right-hand end of the house is
C17. A 1680 glebe terrier refers to the division of the house into 2, one consisting
of "one lower room which is a wood house and one chamber over it which is planked".
This probably refers to the extant 2 right-hand rooms, the first floor room being
heated from the C17 stack and formerly reached by an external stair at the right end.
A circa early C17 ground floor fireplace to the same stack heats the middle room
which was presumably the hall of the second 1680 property which may have been 2 rooms
and a through passage. In the early C19 the entire left-hand end of the house was
rebuilt or remodelled with Tudor style fenestration. C20 renovations and repair. 2
storeys. Asymmetrical 3-window front with off-centre shallow gabled stone porch
leading into the stair hall. All the windows on the front elevation are 3-light
casements with timber arched lights and diagonal leaded panes, except ground floor
window right which is a 2-light casement with 6-panes per light inserted in a blocked
doorway. Windows throughout have slate sills and the ground floor windows have flat
stone arches.
Interior Ground floor timber lintel with straight cut stops and exposed joists of
slender scantling. The circa early C17 fireplace to the middle room is massive with
chamfered granite jambs and a chamfered timber lintel with runout stops. First floor
right has a large fireplace with a timber lintel, axial beam and exposed joists
introduced in the late C20. Pegged tie beam trusses have a probably later collar. A
circa early C19 architect's plan and elevation of the house exists in the parish

Listing NGR: SX4474687571

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