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Cobley Cottage

A Grade II Listed Building in Spreyton, Devon

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Latitude: 50.756 / 50°45'21"N

Longitude: -3.8452 / 3°50'42"W

OS Eastings: 269944

OS Northings: 96778

OS Grid: SX699967

Mapcode National: GBR QB.SMZB

Mapcode Global: FRA 27T2.ZRN

Plus Code: 9C2RQ543+9W

Entry Name: Cobley Cottage

Listing Date: 4 March 1988

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1105992

English Heritage Legacy ID: 95095

Location: Spreyton, West Devon, Devon, EX17

County: Devon

District: West Devon

Civil Parish: Spreyton

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

Church of England Parish: Spreyton St Michael

Church of England Diocese: Exeter

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Small house. Early - mid C17, possibly earlier, much altered in the C19 and C20.
Plastered cob on stone rubble footings; stone rubble and cob stacks topped with C19
brick; thatch roof.
Plan: 4-room plan house facing south with central entrance hall with stairs rising
to rear. The first room left of the entrance hall has an axial stack backing onto a
small unheated room at the left (west) end. To right of the entrance hall are 2
small rooms, the end one heated by an cob end stack. The basic fabric appears to be
C17 but it is difficult to fit the layout into a conventional pattern. Further
discoveries here might help sort the problem. It is 2 storeys.
Exterior: irregular 3-window front of C20 casements with glazing bars. The front
doorway is right of centre but would be central if the right end room were not
tucked behind the adjoining property. It contains a C20 door in a contemporary
thatch-roofed porch. Roof is hipped each end.
Interior: the room right of the entrance has its crossbeam replaced by a C20 RSJ.
The partition between it and the end room is an oak plank-and-muntin screen but only
the plain rear is exposed in the end room and there-fore it cannot be dated at
present. The end stack is rubble with a soffit-moulded oak lintel. The room left
of the entrance lobby is the largest. It has a soffit-moulded and runout-stopped
crossbeam but the fireplace has been partly rebuilt in the C20. Roof of early - mid
C17 A-frame trusses with pegged lap-jointed collars with dovetail-shaped halvings.
Cobley Cottage forms part of a group of listed buildings in the centre of the

Listing NGR: SX6994496778

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