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St Olaves

A Grade II Listed Building in Throwleigh, Devon

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Coordinates

Latitude: 50.6788 / 50°40'43"N

Longitude: -3.8602 / 3°51'36"W

OS Eastings: 268670

OS Northings: 88226

OS Grid: SX686882

Mapcode National: GBR Q9.RQ3D

Mapcode Global: FRA 27S8.ZY3

Entry Name: St Olaves

Listing Date: 16 September 1987

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1106141

English Heritage Legacy ID: 94762

Location: Throwleigh, West Devon, Devon, TQ13

County: Devon

District: West Devon

Civil Parish: Throwleigh

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

Church of England Parish: Throwleigh St Mary the Virgin

Church of England Diocese: Exeter

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Listing Text

THROWLEIGH MURCHINGTON
SX 68 NE
3/230 Nos 1 and 2 St. Olaves

GV II


2 cottages, formerly part of a single house, although before that there were
cottages here. C17 origins, converted to a house in the late C19 - early C20 and
subdivided to cottages circa 1970. Front of plastered granite stone rubble with
some exposed rusticated quoins; granite stacks with plastered brick tops; part of
roof is thatch and part is tiled.
Plan: Pair of cottages facing south-south-east, say south, with irregular plan. The
main range comprises 3 blocks. The lowest of these is at the right (east) end. It
has a 1-room plan with projecting gable end stack and a secondary 1-room plan block
projecting at right angles to rear. This part is wholly occupied by No.1. The
central block contains the entrance lobby with a room to right and narrow room at
the right end. This end room and the chamber over belong to No.1, the rest belongs
to No.2. The central room is served by an axial stack. The left end block is the
tallest and breaks forward from the rest. It is C17 and has a 1-room plan with
gable end stack. 2 storeys.
Exterior: 3:3:1 window front. The left block has 3 first floor casements with
Tudor style hoodmoulds and there is another in the centre block. The other 2 first
floor windows of the main block are gabled half-dormers with cusped barge boards
containing triangular headed mullion-and-transom windows with rectangular panes of
leaded glass. The rest are C20 casements without glazing bars. Another gabled
half dormer to the right block. Both doorways contain C20 doors and there is a C20
verendah across the centre and right blocks. The return of the left block contains
a 2-light window with pointed heads. All roofs are gable-ended.
Interior has mostly C19 and C20 carpentry and joinery detail. However the left
block has a large granite ashlar fireplace with a soffit-chamfered and straight cut-
stopped oak lintel and contains a blocked oven. The crossbeam here is soffit-
chamfered with scroll-nick stops. Both these features are mid C17. None of the
roofs were inspected.
At the right end of the right block (No.1) a tall granite stone rubble wall extends
a short distance southwards. It contains a pointed arch of yellow and black brick
and a herringbone plank door. The stepped gable over has been rebuilt.
It seems that a late C19 - early C20 house was made by -knocking together and
extensively rebuilding a row of earlier cottages. Later the house was converted to
3 cottages but the left end one (St.Olaves) is not included in the listing.
These cottages form part of an attractive group of listed buildings in the hamlet of
Murchington.


Listing NGR: SX6867088226

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