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Bell Cottages

A Grade II Listed Building in Bickleigh, Devon

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Latitude: 50.8544 / 50°51'15"N

Longitude: -3.506 / 3°30'21"W

OS Eastings: 294086

OS Northings: 107183

OS Grid: SS940071

Mapcode National: GBR LH.VFM6

Mapcode Global: FRA 36JV.5X4

Plus Code: 9C2RVF3V+QH

Entry Name: Bell Cottages

Listing Date: 28 August 1987

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1106960

English Heritage Legacy ID: 96631

Location: Bickleigh, Mid Devon, Devon, EX16

County: Devon

District: Mid Devon

Civil Parish: Bickleigh

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

Church of England Parish: Bickleigh St Mary

Church of England Diocese: Exeter

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5/12 No 1, Bell Cottages
House adjoining Nos 2 and 3 (q.v.) Bell Cottages. C17 origins, C18 addition, C20
renovations and additon.
Whitewashed and rendered ; thatched roof, hipped at right end, gabled at left end
with a gabled projection at the right end ; axial stack with brick shaft.
Plan: The main range, facing consists of a C17 room to the right, heated by the axial
(formerly end) stack and a C20 addition at the left. At the right the accommodation
extends to the rear at right angles to the main range under a separate roof and
adjoins No 2 Bell Cottages. A gabled projection adjoining the right end is said to
have had an C18 datestone on the gable. The building was formerly in use as a Post
Office and at that date the projection was probably used as the Post Office. C20
porch on right end in the angle between the main range and the projection.
2 storeys. 4 window east elevation with C20 casements with glazing bars. The
elevation, facing the road consists of the blank right end wall of the main range to
the left with a C20 lean-to porch with a slated roof; the gabled projection to the
right with 1 ground and 1 first floor 2-light casements, 2 panes per light. To the
right of the projection, adjoining no 2 Bell Cottages there is 1 2-light casement, 2
panes per light and 1 ground floor 1-light window with 2 panes.
Interior The right hand room has an open fireplace with a C17 lintel with scroll
stops and a chamfered scroll-stopped cross beam. The door into the gabled projection
is chamfered and pegged with runout stops and a 3 plank door.
A 1922 sale catalogue mentions that "the tenant claims the partitioning in the living
room to screen off the Post Office, the tailor's stove in the tailor's workshop and a
wood and iron linhay in the garden".
One of a group of thatched cottages on Bell Hill.

Listing NGR: SS9408607183

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