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Latitude: 51.0532 / 51°3'11"N
Longitude: -4.028 / 4°1'40"W
OS Eastings: 257959
OS Northings: 130160
OS Grid: SS579301
Mapcode National: GBR KS.FTN8
Mapcode Global: FRA 26GB.DLC
Entry Name: Armada Cottage beggars Roost
Listing Date: 25 February 1965
Last Amended: 18 March 1986
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1107719
English Heritage Legacy ID: 98483
Location: Bishop's Tawton, North Devon, Devon, EX32
District: North Devon
Civil Parish: Bishop's Tawton
Traditional County: Devon
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon
Church of England Parish: Bishops Tawton
Church of England Diocese: Exeter
SS 53 SE
7/5 Armada Cottage, Beggars
25.2.65 Roost and No.3 Eastacombe
(formerly listed as nos 1, 2 and 3
Farmhouse, now 3 cottages. Probably early C16, remodelled and extended in C17.
C20 alterations. Painted rendered cob and stone. Thatch roof half-hipped at left
end. Tall rendered rubble stack with pronounced batter, drip and tapered cap.
Axial stone rubble stack (formerly end stack) to right with brick stack at right
end. Originally probably a 3-room and through-passage, now cross-passage, formerly
open hall, plan, the lower end formerly a barn or shippon now converted to part of
dwelling. Inner room possibly rebuilt and extended in late C16/early C17 to form 2
rooms, and 2-storey cottage added in late C17 at right end with a short right-
angled projection to front with gabled slate roof forming overall off-centre T-
shaped plan. 2 storeys. 6 1/2-window range. C20 fenestration of 2-light casements,
6 panes per light with eyebrow dormers. Hall window built out in line with stack.
Cross-passage doorway has moulded timber surround with cranked head. Thatched
porch to centre cottage. Chamfered door surround to right-hand end cottage with
old 2 plank door.
Interior: stop-chamfered beams to principal ground floor rooms except at shippon
end. Right end cottage has scroll-stopped chamfered door surround at head of old
stairs with original treads. Similar door surround to doorway possibly originally
at head of stairs beside axial stack. C17 truss with straight heavy principals
over end cottage. Main roof truss removed to Beggars Roost and 2 raised cruck
trusses over hall and cross-passage, the lower end of the cross-passage forming
solid cob partition to apex of roof. Access only to roof space over shippon end
but exposed roof timbers over hall suggest smoke-blackening may well extend over
hall and possibly inner room.
Listing NGR: SS5795930160
This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.
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