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Pair of Disused Cottages Adjoining South-West End of Langston Farmhouse (North)

A Grade II Listed Building in Throwleigh, Devon

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Latitude: 50.6954 / 50°41'43"N

Longitude: -3.88 / 3°52'48"W

OS Eastings: 267315

OS Northings: 90099

OS Grid: SX673900

Mapcode National: GBR Q8.JK20

Mapcode Global: FRA 27R7.Q6Q

Entry Name: Pair of Disused Cottages Adjoining South-West End of Langston Farmhouse (North)

Listing Date: 16 September 1987

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1147904

English Heritage Legacy ID: 94744

Location: Throwleigh, West Devon, Devon, EX20

County: Devon

District: West Devon

Civil Parish: Throwleigh

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

Church of England Parish: Throwleigh St Mary the Virgin

Church of England Diocese: Exeter

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Listing Text

SX 69 SE
1/212 Pair of disused cottages adjoining
south-west end of Langston
Farmhouse (north)


Pair of cottages, formerly one house. C17, probably divided into 2 cottages in C19.
Whitewashed granite stone rubble employing relatively large blocks laid to rough
courses and with shaped quoins; granite stack with granite ashlar chimney shaft;
corrugated iron roof (formerly thatch).
Plan: Originally a 2-room plan house facing south east built across the hillslope
and terraced into it with central lobby entrance onto the side of an axial fireplace
serving back-to-back fireplaces. The original stairs were probably housed in the
turret which projects forward from the right front end. In the C19 it was divided
into 2 1-room 1 plan cottages and the left room was given a new staircase. The
right side may have been taken out of domestic use and converted to store rooms at
that time or some time later. Both are now unoccupied and their first floors are
used as haylofts, loaded from the rear terrace. 2 storeys with small ash house
adjoining to left end rear.
Exterior: Front now has only 1 window, unglazed and shuttered ground floor left.
Original front door immediately right and right of it first a blocked window then a
blocked doorway with a blocked first floor window over. A tiny blocked window in
the stair turret. What joinery detail there is is C19. Roof is gable-ended. The
left end wall is blind but the right end wall (facing onto Langston Farmhouse front
garden) contains a C19 doorway containing a contemporary plank door and a first
floor C17 oak 2-light with chamfered mullion. The rear wall has been much rebuilt
in the C20 and each room has a doorway from the rear terrace.
Interior contains plain carpentry detail. Both ground floor rooms have plain
roughly-finished crossbeams and both have granite fireplaces with soffit-chamfered
oak lintels and the right one has a side oven. Only the right room roof was
inspected and it is a C20 replacement. This is an interesting building, a small
cottage associated with Langston Farmhouse (north)(q.v) and forms part of a group of
picturesque buildings, most of them farmbuildings but also including Langstone
Farmhouse (south) (q.v).

Listing NGR: SX6731590099

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