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Latitude: 50.8009 / 50°48'3"N
Longitude: -3.8114 / 3°48'41"W
OS Eastings: 272444
OS Northings: 101711
OS Grid: SS724017
Mapcode National: GBR L2.YVMW
Mapcode Global: FRA 26XZ.6Y9
Entry Name: Dukes Cottages
Listing Date: 20 November 1986
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1107013
English Heritage Legacy ID: 96535
Location: Bow, Mid Devon, Devon, EX17
District: Mid Devon
Civil Parish: Bow
Built-Up Area: Bow
Traditional County: Devon
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon
Church of England Parish: Bow (or Nymet Tracey) with Broad Nymet
Church of England Diocese: Exeter
BOW BOW (south side)
SS 70 SW
2/22 Nos. 1-5 (inclusive) Dukes
5 cottages. Probably late C16-early C17, much rebuilt in C18. Plastered cob on
rubble footings; stone rubble stacks topped with C20 brick; thatch roof.
Row of 5 1-room plan cottages facing north under continuous roof. No. 1 at left
(east) end was renovated circa 1984 with new slate-roofed extension on end recessed
from front. Nos. 1 and 2 share axial stack in party wall which serves back-to-back
fireplaces. No. 3 has left end axial stack and Nos. 4 and 5 have right end stacks,
the latter projecting from end. 2 storeys. Irregular overall 8-window front of
various C19 and C20 casements most with glazing bars. No. 1 has 1-window front of
circa 1984 PVC casements and left of 2 ground floor window occupies site of original
door which was blocked and moved to extension in circa 1984. Nos. 2, 3, and 4 have
C19 doors in the original positons. No. 4 has exposed rubble footings. No. 5 has a
2-window front and first floor right 3-light casement has rectangular panes of
leaded Igass in outer panes and may be as old as late C18. Left of 2 ground floor
casements in position of original doorway. Present doorway in C20 corrugated iron
roofed outshot on the end. Roof is half-hipped at each end.
Interiors show mainly plain carpentry detail but some late C16-early C17 timbers are
exposed. For instance both No. 4 and 5 have chamfered and step stopped crossbeams,
both with later oak scarfed onto rear end. Possibly these timbers are reused.
Roof not inspected but bases of principals suggest C18 A-frame trusses surviving.
The row was formerly known as The Barracks and the tradition that they were used to
house Napoleonic prisoners-of-war was confirmed by discovery of several coat buttons
in rear gardens.
Listing NGR: SS7244401711
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