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Bowdel buddle Cottage

A Grade II Listed Building in Cheriton Fitzpaine, Devon

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Latitude: 50.8439 / 50°50'38"N

Longitude: -3.605 / 3°36'17"W

OS Eastings: 287097

OS Northings: 106157

OS Grid: SS870061

Mapcode National: GBR LC.W0K9

Mapcode Global: FRA 36BV.WYD

Plus Code: 9C2RR9VW+H2

Entry Name: Bowdel buddle Cottage

Listing Date: 4 November 1985

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1107036

English Heritage Legacy ID: 96493

Location: Cheriton Fitzpaine, Mid Devon, Devon, EX17

County: Devon

District: Mid Devon

Civil Parish: Cheriton Fitzpaine

Built-Up Area: Cheriton Fitzpaine

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

Church of England Parish: Cheriton Fitzpaine

Church of England Diocese: Exeter

Tagged with: Cottage Thatched cottage

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SS 80 NE
Cheriton Fitzpaine
- Buddle Cottage and Bowdel

2 adjoining cottages in former farmhouse. Possibly C16 core, now mostly early C17,
extended in C18. Plastered cob on rubble footings; stone stacks with C19 and C20
brick chimney shafts; thatched roof. Originally a 3-room-and-cross-passage house
facing south-west with inner room at left (north-west) end. Projecting stair turret
(now disused) to rear of passage. Extended 1 room to right (south-east) in C18.
Large stack projecting to front of hall, axial stack in former gable end to service
room, and rear lateral to C18 extension. Buddle Cottage now occupies former inner
room and hall, and Bowdel occupies former service room and C18 extension. 2 storeys
with some disused attics. Irregular 7 window front of late C19 and early C20
casements. Door to Buddle Cottage with C20 glass-sided porch is set left of
projecting hall stack and is inserted into former upper end of hall. The window to
right of the stack occupies position of original passage door. Door to Bowdel
towards right end has small C20 hood. It leads into C18 extension. Eaves drop in
level over C18 extension. Roof is half-hipped to left and hipped to right. Rear
elevation is mostly blind but stair turret has a blocked early C17 oak 4 light window
with ovolo-moulded mullions.
Good interior where exposed. The house appears to have had only minor alterations
since the early C17 and all exposed features date from that time. More are
undoubtedly hidden. Hall-passage screen has been removed. Passage-service screen is
a full height partition serving as party wall between the two present cottages.
Though clad it is said to be an oak plank-and-muntin screen at ground floor level and
is said to have floral painted ornamentation. Above, the first floor has a second
tier of oak plank-and-muntin screen with framing above in which the cob nogging is
held on a ladder of sturdy horizontal riven oak lathes fitted into individual holes
of each side of the posts. The partition at the upper end of the hall is only
exposed in the roofspace where identical framing shows. The hall was apparently
floored from the beginning as its two crossbeams are identical to the axial beam in
the inner room - a double ovolo moulding with scroll stops. Hall fireplace is
blocked. The service room has a chamfered and scroll-stopped crossbeam and a massive
granite fireplace with an oven to rear and the remains of a walk-in smoking chamber
to left. On first floor over services (Bowdel) 2 rooms are said to be separated by
oak plank-and-muntin screen and have chamfered and scroll-stopped axial beams. A
flat-arched door to stair turret has chamfered surround and scroll stops, and another
is suspected from the landing to the hall chamber (Buddle Cottage). Roof carried on
a series of side-pegged jointed cruck trusses with dovetail lap-jointed collars.
Early C17 attic over service room and maybe over inner room. C18 extension has plain
carpentry detail.
This was built as a substantial house. The rooms are spacious and high and the
carpentry of a high standard. It is unusual for Devon in being entirely of early C17
date as far as can be seen.

Listing NGR: SS8709706157

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