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Melrose Cottage

A Grade II Listed Building in Blackawton, Devon

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Latitude: 50.3451 / 50°20'42"N

Longitude: -3.6814 / 3°40'53"W

OS Eastings: 280458

OS Northings: 50813

OS Grid: SX804508

Mapcode National: GBR QM.ZMXC

Mapcode Global: FRA 3854.3M5

Entry Name: Melrose Cottage

Listing Date: 25 March 1991

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1108026

English Heritage Legacy ID: 99818

Location: Blackawton, South Hams, Devon, TQ9

County: Devon

District: South Hams

Civil Parish: Blackawton

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

Church of England Parish: Blackawton St Michael

Church of England Diocese: Exeter

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Listing Text

SX85SW Melrose Cottage


Cottage. Probably late C18 or early C19, extended later in C19 and again in
late C20. Painted stone rubble, scantle slate hung first floor. Asbestos
slate roof with gabled ends. Rendered gable end stacks with wreathed caps
to shafts and yellow clay pots.
Plan: Original house was of 2-room plan with an entrance to left of centre
into a lobby at the bottom of the stairs which is situated between the 2
rooms. Both rooms are heated from gable end stacks, the right-hand room is
the larger. Later in the C19 a 2-storey 1-room plan addition was built at
the right-hand end, slightly set back. In the late C20 a 2-storey wing was
added to the rear of the left-hand room.
Exterior: 2 storeys. Asymmetrical 2:1 window range the right-hand window
in the later C19 extension set back. All late C19 or early C20 2 and 3-
light casements with glazing bars, some repaired in late C20. Doorway to
left of centre with a late C20 plank door and circa late C19 or early C20
open-fronted porch with a slate lean-to roof. At the rear the late C20
extension is a gable-ended rear wing.
Interior: At the centre a straight staircase with stick balusters. There
is also some other C19 joinery intact.

Listing NGR: SX8045850813

This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.

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