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Latitude: 50.7625 / 50°45'45"N
Longitude: -3.5904 / 3°35'25"W
OS Eastings: 287929
OS Northings: 97088
OS Grid: SX879970
Mapcode National: GBR QR.X774
Mapcode Global: FRA 37C2.91X
Plus Code: 9C2RQC75+2R
Entry Name: Widden Cottage
Listing Date: 30 November 1984
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1107071
English Heritage Legacy ID: 96375
Location: Newton St. Cyres, Mid Devon, Devon, EX5
District: Mid Devon
Civil Parish: Newton St. Cyres
Traditional County: Devon
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon
Church of England Parish: Newton St Cyres St Cyr and St Julitta
Church of England Diocese: Exeter
Tagged with: Cottage
This list entry was subject to a Minor Amendment on 25 May 2021 to correct the address and to reformat the text to current standards
SX 89 NE
NEWTON ST CYRES
SAND DOWN LANE
(formerly listed as Widden Cottage, SAND DOWN LAND)
Cottage, formerly two cottages. Mid-late C17 with C20 modernisations. Plastered cob with inserted C20 brick footings, cob stacks with C20 brick tops. Corrugated asbestos roof. Cottage made from two identical contemporary, attached cottages. Each two storeys with one-room plan. Both face south-east away from the road with front doors to left. Stacks in right-hand gables with (now disused) stairwells alongside the rear. Single front windows to each room and right cottage door now replaced by window. All casements replaced 1984. C19 'West of England' insurance plaque rear centre under the eaves.
Interior has chamfered beams with scroll stops and original roof purlins between cob gable walls. Fireplaces now blocked.
A third cottage to the left was demolished in early C20 and party wall partly rebuilt. They are said to have been miners' cottages but pre-date nearby lead and manganese works. Nevertheless Widden Cottage is rare survival of C17 single-room cottages. Incorrectly spelt 'Whidden' on map.
Listing NGR: SX8792997088
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