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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
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1147495
English Heritage Legacy ID: 91773
Location: Merton, Torridge, Devon, EX20
Civil Parish: Merton
Traditional County: Devon
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon
Church of England Parish: Merton All Saints
Church of England Diocese: Exeter
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
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