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Cottage Approximately 3 Metres East of Chapple Farmhouse

A Grade II Listed Building in Gidleigh, Devon

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Latitude: 50.6866 / 50°41'11"N

Longitude: -3.8815 / 3°52'53"W

OS Eastings: 267187

OS Northings: 89122

OS Grid: SX671891

Mapcode National: GBR Q8.K4PG

Mapcode Global: FRA 27R8.9NB

Plus Code: 9C2RM4P9+JC

Entry Name: Cottage Approximately 3 Metres East of Chapple Farmhouse

Listing Date: 16 September 1987

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1106124

English Heritage Legacy ID: 94716

Location: Gidleigh, West Devon, Devon, TQ13

County: Devon

District: West Devon

Civil Parish: Gidleigh

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

Church of England Parish: Gidleigh Holy Trinity

Church of England Diocese: Exeter

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3/186 Cottage approximately 3 metres
- east of Chapple Farmhouse


Disused cottage. Late C16-early C17. Coursed blocks of granite ashlar with some
granite stone rubble patching; disused granite stack; corrugated iron roof.
Plan: small cottage facing west onto the road and built down the hillslope. It
originally had a 2-room plan but the internal division removed in C20. Before that
the larger right-hand (southern) room had a gable-end stack with the remains of the
orignal newel stair alongside to left. This has been replaced by an external stone
stair on the front. According to the owners, when last inhabited, the unheated room
was used to keep a cow. 2 storeys.
Exterior: a flight of external steps rise up to the front wall to a first floor
doorway near the right end. To left of it is a timber casement with glazing bars on
each floor. All the joinery is late C19 - early C20. The roof is gable-ended. The
downhill gable end is blind except for the doorway to the main room toward the left.
An old millstone is used as a step. The unheated room has a doorway in the rear
wall which also includes a blocked window to the main room.
Interior is well-preserved and mostly late C16 - early C17. The main room crossbeam
is soffit-chamfered with step stops, the same finish as the oak lintel of the
granite fireplace. Remains of stone newel stairs alongside. The ground floor
partition has been removed and the first floor structure is now supported there by a
C20 beam. The roof contains the extensive remains of the original 2-bay structure.
It is carried on a true cruck truss with an unusually narrow collar. The apex has
been mutilated and the ridge replaced. It has a single set of threaded purlins and
in the northern end wall there is the remains of a hip cruck.
This cottage is one of an attractive group of listed buildings which make up the
hamlet of Chapple which includes Chapple Farmhouse (q.v) and West Chapple (q.v) and
their associated farmbuildings.

Listing NGR: SX6718789122

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