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Court Cottage

A Grade II Listed Building in Chagford, Devon

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Coordinates

Latitude: 50.6642 / 50°39'51"N

Longitude: -3.8627 / 3°51'45"W

OS Eastings: 268447

OS Northings: 86604

OS Grid: SX684866

Mapcode National: GBR Q9.SHH1

Mapcode Global: FRA 27SB.4XT

Entry Name: Court Cottage

Listing Date: 16 September 1987

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1106216

English Heritage Legacy ID: 94548

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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Listing Text

SX 68 NE CHAGFORD

3/18 Court Cottage
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GV II

House, former farmhouse. Dated 1651, possibly earlier origins, rearranged internally
in late C19 and modernised in C20. Coursed blocks of granite ashlar, patched in
places with granite stone rubble; granite stacks topped with C19 and C20 brick;
thatch roof.
Plan: 2-room plan house facing south and built down the hillslope. Smaller room at
the left (west) end is terraced into the hill and has an axial stack backing onto an
entrance hall between the rooms. The large right room has an end kitchen stack. This
room may originally have been two. Late C19 stair to rear of entrance lobby and a
narrow room to rear of kitchen. 2 storeys with attics in the roofspace.
Exterior: irregular 3-window front. The ground floor windows are original. They
have hollow-chamfered mullions, bead moulded reveals and hoodmoulds. There are 4-
light windows with central king mullions either side of the door and a 2-light window
(maybe a copy) at the right end. The left end window has its lesser mullions missing.
The labels of the hoodmoulds are carved with the initials G and D. They contain
rectangular panes of leaded glass. The first floor windows have been replaced by C20
timber casements with glazing bars. 2 low dormers inserted to attics in C20. Front
doorway now contains C20 plank door with a contemporary half-hipped thatch hood.
Above the window to right is a datestone inscribed with the initials GD and the date
1651. Roof is hipped to left and gable-ended to right.
Interior: most of the carpentry and joinery detail is late C19 and C20. The
fireplaces however are original. The left room has a granite with a soffit-chamfered
oak lintel. The right room fireplace is a larger version and includes 2 side ovens.
The roof structure too is original and comprises a series of A-frame trusses with
pegged and spiked lap-jointed collars. They include carpenters assembly marks.
Court Cottage is one of agroup of varied listed building which make up the hamlet of
Thorn.


Listing NGR: SX6844786604

This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.

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