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Hole Cottages

A Grade II Listed Building in Drewsteignton, Devon

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Latitude: 50.7209 / 50°43'15"N

Longitude: -3.8562 / 3°51'22"W

OS Eastings: 269066

OS Northings: 92896

OS Grid: SX690928

Mapcode National: GBR Q9.NZ0W

Mapcode Global: FRA 27T5.MHH

Plus Code: 9C2RP4CV+9G

Entry Name: Hole Cottages

Listing Date: 4 March 1988

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1106096

English Heritage Legacy ID: 94842

Location: Drewsteignton, West Devon, Devon, EX20

County: Devon

District: West Devon

Civil Parish: Drewsteignton

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

Church of England Parish: Drewsteignton

Church of England Diocese: Exeter

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4/46 Nos. 1 and 2 Hole Cottages


2 cottages, formerly a single farmhouse. Early or mid C16 with major later C16 and
C17 improvements, modernised and subdivided in mid C20. Plastered cob on stone
rubble footings; stone rubble stacks topped--- with plastered brick; slate roof
(formerly thatch).
Plan and development: originally a 3-room-and-through-passage plan house built
across the hillslope facing north-west. No.1 , at the left (north-eastern) end,
occupies the former inner room parlour and hall. The parlour has a gable-end stack.
The hall has been subdivided to provide an entrance hall, staircase and a sitting
room. It has an axial stack backing onto the former through passage. No.2 occupies
the former through-passage and service end kitchen which has an end stack. Like
many Devonshire farmhouses it is multi-phase with late medieval origins. Little
remains of the original house but the hall at least was then open to the roof. Its
stack was inserted in the late C16 and the hall was floored probably in the mid C17.
The service end and inner room were extensively refurbished in the early or mid C17,
the former as a kitchen, the latter as a parlour. Now 2 storeys throughout.
Exterior: irregular 5-window front of C20 casements with glazing bars. Both
cottages have C20 doors: the right one to No.2 is in the passage front doorway and
the left one to No.1 has been knocked into the hall and has a C20 slate monopitch
roofed porch. C20 leanto woodshed on left end. Roof is gable-ended.
Interior: the former parlour (No.1) axial beam is soffit-chamfered with unusual
facetted stops. The fireplace here has a plain soffit-chamfered oak lintel. Cob
cross wall between the parlour and hall. The hall has a large granite ashlar
fireplace and a plain soffit-chamfered crossbeam. The only part of the roof earlier
than the C20 is the 3-bay section over the hall. It is original and carried on 2
side-pegged jointed cruck trusses with cambered collars and threaded purlins. It is
smoke-blackened from the open hearth fire. In No.2, passage and kitchen have been
knocked together. A crossbeam probably marks the line of the former lower passage
screen. The service end kitchen has a soffit-chamfered and step-stopped axial beam.
The large kitchen fireplace is blocked although part of its oak lintel shows. Most
of the joinery detail throughout both cottages is C20.

Listing NGR: SX6906692896

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