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1 and 2 Michelcombe Cottages and Pixie Cottage

A Grade II Listed Building in Holne, Devon

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Latitude: 50.5055 / 50°30'19"N

Longitude: -3.8391 / 3°50'20"W

OS Eastings: 269683

OS Northings: 68920

OS Grid: SX696689

Mapcode National: GBR QC.9HKJ

Mapcode Global: FRA 27VQ.G64

Plus Code: 9C2RG546+69

Entry Name: 1 and 2 Michelcombe Cottages and Pixie Cottage

Listing Date: 27 May 1986

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1107384

English Heritage Legacy ID: 99299

ID on this website: 101107384

Location: Michelcombe, South Hams, Devon, TQ13

County: Devon

District: South Hams

Civil Parish: Holne

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

Church of England Parish: Holne St Mary the Virgin

Church of England Diocese: Exeter

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SX 66 NE

1 and 2 Michelcombe Cottages and Pixie Cottage

(Formerly listed as Michelcombe Cottage and Nos 1 and 2)


Three cottages, originally one house. Circa C16, remodelled and lower end entirely rebuilt and extended in late C19. Colourwashed and rendered stone rubble late C19 work red brick with applied sham timber framing. Steeply pitched slate hipped roof with gabled ends, rear pitch of higher end clad in asbestos slates. Late C19 pierced ridge tiles. Three-room and through passage plan with axial stack backing onto passage and internal newel stairs to side of stack at front. Inner room probably originally unheated, and with later gable end stack inserted. Lower end entirely rebuilt and extended with two storeyed gabled porch in front of passage, serving two cottages. The lower end might have been originally a shippon. Two storeys. Approximately five-window range. Mainly late C19 three -light casments with glazing bars in red brick surrounds with segmental arches. Gabled half dormers with decorative bargeboards over hall and lower end. One circa C18 two-light casement to right ground floor with leaded panes and later raking dormer above. Small stair window at centre. In front of lower end and passage a wide gabled projection over porches, red brick, jettied over ground floor with applied sham timber framing, decorative bargeboards and plank doors on left and right returns. Plank door at right-hand higher end.

Interior: blocked hall fireplace newel stairs to side of stack with renewed treads and simple C19 balustrade at top. Hall ceiling plastered and inner room partition boarded over. Inner room has square section joists, small later gable end fireplace and late C19 framed staircase. Lower end not inspected inside. Roof trusses have morticed apices and lap-jointed collars over hall and higher end. This is an interesting and much evolved house with C16 origins and converted into three cottages in late C19 when it was refashioned and partly rebuilt in the old English style.

Listing NGR: SX6968368920

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