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Woodball Cottages

A Grade II Listed Building in South Tawton, Devon

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Latitude: 50.7486 / 50°44'54"N

Longitude: -3.9109 / 3°54'39"W

OS Eastings: 265283

OS Northings: 96070

OS Grid: SX652960

Mapcode National: GBR Q7.735D

Mapcode Global: FRA 27P3.J5R

Plus Code: 9C2RP3XQ+CJ

Entry Name: Woodball Cottages

Listing Date: 4 March 1988

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1106022

English Heritage Legacy ID: 94972

Location: South Tawton, West Devon, Devon, EX20

County: Devon

District: West Devon

Civil Parish: South Tawton

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

Church of England Parish: South Tawton St Andrew

Church of England Diocese: Exeter

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1-3 Woodball Cottages

(Formerly listed as Wood Cottages)


Row of 3 cottages. Circa 1900-1905, probably by Dan Gibson, architect of Wood House
(q.v.). Plastered walls, probably stone rubble, maybe brick; stone rubble or brick
stacks with plastered chimneyshafts; slate roof.
Plan: row of 3 cottages facing south, each with an identical plan, L-shaped in plan.
Each has a front entrance on the left side and has 2 rooms, one behind the other,
those sharing a right-end stack (thus the right end cottage has a projecting gable-
end stack). In each case the rear room occupies a rear block projecting at right
angles. All 3 are 2 storeys.
Exterior: each cottage has the same regular 2-window front, but only the right one
has its original casements with glazing bars. Each has a doorway on the right end
under a round-headed arch (again only the right one has its original plank door).
Alongside a 4-light casement and of the 2 first floor windows the right one is a
gabled dormer. The doors and windows have plain slate dripcourses over. The main
block roof is gable-ended to right and hipped to left.
Interiors not inspected.
These cottages are built in the same style as nearby Wood House (q.v.) and were
presumably built for estate labourers as part of the 1900-1905 rebuilding of the big
house along with Thomas Mawson's landscaping of the grounds.

Listing NGR: SX6528396070

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