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Widden Cottage

A Grade II Listed Building in Newton St. Cyres, Devon

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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

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1107071

English Heritage Legacy ID: 96375

Location: Newton St. Cyres, Mid Devon, Devon, EX5

County: Devon

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

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SX 89 NE

Widden Cottage

(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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