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Quay Cottage

A Grade II Listed Building in Instow, Devon

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Latitude: 51.0512 / 51°3'4"N

Longitude: -4.1808 / 4°10'51"W

OS Eastings: 247238

OS Northings: 130243

OS Grid: SS472302

Mapcode National: GBR KK.G4P6

Mapcode Global: FRA 264B.M1Q

Entry Name: Quay Cottage

Listing Date: 29 May 1986

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1107632

English Heritage Legacy ID: 98777

Location: Instow, North Devon, Devon, EX39

County: Devon

District: North Devon

Civil Parish: Instow

Built-Up Area: Instow

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

Church of England Parish: Instow St John the Baptist

Church of England Diocese: Exeter

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Listing Text

SS 43 SE
1/74 Nos. 1 and 2 and Quay Cottage
Former public house, now divided into 3 cottages, the description including Quay
Cottage, the Quay (q.v.). Part of No. 1 and No. 2 probably early C17, the quay
frontage added in late C18 or early C19. Rendered stone rubble and some cob.
Slate roofs, hipped to front right end, with early scantle slate roof to rear of
No. 2, Bridge Lane. Ridge brick stack, lateral brick stack to rear of Quay Cottage
and impressive stone rubble stack with slate drip and offsets, heightened in brick
to ridge of No. 2.
Division into 3 cottages has obscured original plan but C17 core, set gable end on
to the quay, appears to have been 3-room and unusually a lobby entry plan with 2-
storeyed former outbuilding now taken in to form part of No. 2 at right end. In
the late C18 or early C19 the quay frontage was added, now divided into 2 cottages
with single principal rooms, forming overall L-shaped plan; part of the lower end
of the C17 house taken in to form rear passage with a side entrance to No. 1
Bridge Lane.
2 storeys. Quay facade has 2-window range. 6 over 3 paned sashes to left, 12-
paned sashes to right on each floor flanking semi-circular headed doorway with
plank door and plain fanlight. Bridge Lane facade has 3-window range, 2 with
gabled dormers. Principally early C19 fenestration. Sash at left end, 4 over 8
panes, then 3-light casement 8 panes per light and a 2-light casement, 6 panes per
light at right end. 3-light hall casement, 8 panes per light, 2-light window to
right, 4 panes per light. Slated gabled roof to porch with plank inner door. Sash
3 over 6 panes and plank door, the upper part glazed, to left of porch.
Interiors: No. 2 Bridge Lane could not be inspected, but known to be unspoilt.
No. 1 Bridge Lane also has most of its fittings and joinery intact, the principal
room with panelling and moulded cornice, probably of an early C19 date with corner
fireplace containing range made by H R Williams and Co. Barnstaple. No access to
roof space but C17 core appears to have roof structure intact with straight heavy

Listing NGR: SS4723830243

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