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A Grade II Listed Building in Merton, Devon

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Latitude: 50.8919 / 50°53'30"N

Longitude: -4.0921 / 4°5'31"W

OS Eastings: 252958

OS Northings: 112357

OS Grid: SS529123

Mapcode National: GBR KP.S364

Mapcode Global: FRA 269R.5MP

Entry Name: Bounsell's

Listing Date: 16 February 1989

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1147495

English Heritage Legacy ID: 91773

Location: Merton, Torridge, Devon, EX20

County: Devon

District: Torridge

Civil Parish: Merton

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

Church of England Parish: Merton All Saints

Church of England Diocese: Exeter

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Listing Text

SS 5212
22/158 Nos 3 and 4, Bounsell's

Pair of cottages, one unoccupied, formerly one house. Early - mid C17 possibly with
earlier origins, with C19 addition. Plastered stone rubble and cob walls. Hipped
thatch roof. Plastered rubble axial stack and rendered brick lateral stack slightly
set in from eaves at the front.
Plan: Probably built with 2 room and through passage plan, hall to the left (now
unoccupied cottage) heated by stack backing onto passage. The fireplace at the front
of the lower room is likely to be a C19 introduction possibly dating from when the
house was divided into two. An outshut was also added at the rear.
Exterior: 2 storeys. Asymmetrical 3 window front of circa early C20 casements to
left - a 2 light one on the first floor under a small gable, a 3-light one below it
and another 2-light casement to the left of that. The 2 first floor windows to the
right are C19 casements with leaded lights. Mid C20 3-light casement below to the
right. C19 plank door to right of centre gives access to left-hand cottage the
right-hand cottage has its access in the end wall.
Interior: Only ground floor of right-hand cottage accessible and it exhibited no
early features although evidently it had not been modernised within the last 50 years
and some features may be concealed. The external appearance of the roof suggests
that early roof timbers may survive which might give a more accurate guide to the
date of the building. It features a very traditional external appearance.

Listing NGR: SS5295812357

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

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