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Michelcombe 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

Entry Name: Michelcombe Cottage

Listing Date: 27 May 1986

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1107384

English Heritage Legacy ID: 99299

Location: Holne, 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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Listing Text

SX 66 NE

3/185 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. 3-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 2 storeyed gabled porch in front of passage, serving
2 cottages. The lower end might have been originally a shippon. 2 storeys.
Approximately 5-window range. Mainly late C19 3-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 2-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
3 cottages in late C19 when it was refashioned and partly rebuilt in the old English

Listing NGR: SX6968368920

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