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Pond Cottage Including Pond Walls Adjoining to South-East

A Grade II Listed Building in Chagford, Devon

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Latitude: 50.6745 / 50°40'28"N

Longitude: -3.848 / 3°50'52"W

OS Eastings: 269520

OS Northings: 87725

OS Grid: SX695877

Mapcode National: GBR QB.YTGQ

Mapcode Global: FRA 27T9.BQ7

Plus Code: 9C2RM5F2+RR

Entry Name: Pond Cottage Including Pond Walls Adjoining to South-East

Listing Date: 28 April 1987

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1106198

English Heritage Legacy ID: 94593

Location: Chagford, West Devon, Devon, TQ13

County: Devon

District: West Devon

Civil Parish: Chagford

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

Church of England Parish: Chagford St Michael

Church of England Diocese: Exeter

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3/64 Pond Cottage including pond walls
28.4.87 adjoining to south-east

- II

House, former fulling mill and pond. Mid C19, rearranged somewhat when converted to
cottages circa 1900. Plastered granite with timber-framed upper floor; granite
stacks with brick chimney shafts; thatch roof (maybe slate originally).
Plan: the building faces north-west backing onto the pond and its associated
workings. It has a 2-room plan. Each room was heated by a front lateral stack.
These stacks may be secondary but the evidence is unclear. Indeed the internal
crosswall may also be secondary. The upper floor was converted to domestic use circa
1900 and at this time the attic floor was probably inserted. A central axial stack
serves the attic rooms. Originally the ground floor was used as a fulling mill.
There is evidence for underfloor channels, one through each room and maybe an
undershot water wheel against the right end wall powered the machinery. The upper
floor was then a cloth drying loft. Behind the house is a narrow reservoir separated
from the pond by a dam. This provided water for the underfloor channels through the
mill and was fed from the pond by a sluice. Another sluice from the pond fed the
putative wheel at the right end of the building.
Exterior: most of the windows are on the back. The front has 3 doorways. The right
one was inserted circa 1900 through the fireplace of that room. The other 2 are
probably original. External stone stairs rise to the circa 1900 cottages and these
may be secondary. The ground floor is built of rubble, the upper floor is timber
framed and clad with original louvre boards. These were retained as a kind of
weatherboarding when the building was converted to cottages. Roof is gable-ended and
the louvre boards extend right up to the apex. The rear or pond side has a regular
4-window front of C19 and C20 casements, the oldest containing rectangular panes of
leaded glass.
Interior contains plain but sturdy carpentry detail. The first floor structure
contains evidence of hatches from the ground to the first floor. The roof structure
is not accessible although it can be seen to be made of deal trusses.
The pond and dam are built mostly of large blocks of granite ashlar although the
south-east side is built of stone rubble. The pond is approximately 75 metres long
and its original depth is nearly 2 metres. It is fed by a natural stream and has an
overflow channel in the northern corner.
Pond Cottage, formerly known as Eaglehurst Mill, is an interesting relic of the
cloth-making industry.

Listing NGR: SX6952087725

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