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Nos 17, 18, 19, 20 and Church View Cottage Including Front Railings

A Grade II Listed Building in St. Giles in the Wood, Devon

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Latitude: 50.9515 / 50°57'5"N

Longitude: -4.0885 / 4°5'18"W

OS Eastings: 253396

OS Northings: 118971

OS Grid: SS533189

Mapcode National: GBR KP.NB33

Mapcode Global: FRA 26BL.F0Q

Entry Name: Nos 17, 18, 19, 20 and Church View Cottage Including Front Railings

Listing Date: 16 February 1989

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1147925

English Heritage Legacy ID: 91864

Location: St. Giles in the Wood, Torridge, Devon, EX38

County: Devon

District: Torridge

Civil Parish: St. Giles in the Wood

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

Church of England Parish: St Giles in the Wood St Giles

Church of England Diocese: Exeter

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Listing Text

18/253 Nos. 17, 18, 19, 20 and Church
- View Cottage including front


Row of 5 cottages, formerly 6 estate cottages. Circa 1877 for the Honourable Mark
George Kerr Rolle. Local stone rubble laid to rough courses; stone stacks topped
with C19 and C20 brick; slate roof.
Plan: Row of 5 contemporary cottages facing east towards the churchyard opposite.
They number 17 - Church View Cottage from left to right. They do not have identical
plans. From left to right they have 1-room, 2-room, 2-room, 1-room and 3-room plans,
all heated by a series of axial and gable-end stacks. In fact the 3-room plan
cottage, Church View Cottage at the right end, has been made by uniting a 1-room plan
and a 2-room plan cottage. 2 storeys.
Exterior: Overall regular 11-window front of late C19 and replacement casements with
glazing bars. The 3 ground floor windows to left (Nos. 17 and 18) have flat stone
arches over. Others have been replaced by C20 concrete lintels. The right end 2-
window section (Church View Cottage) have low segmental arches of grey ashlar
voussoirs. Front doorways contain a variety of doors, the originals are plank doors.
All have gabled porches with Tudor arch headed outer arches in the plank gables,
trellis sides and brick sleeper walls. These gables have finials and pendants. All
these porches survive to a greater or lesser extent.
Interiors: not inspected.
A narrow strip of ground along the front is enclosed by original cast iron railings;
plain railings and bulbous standards with fleur-de-lys finials. Original gates in
the same style.
This was a Rolle estate village. The big house in the parish, Stevenstone Court
(q.v.), now ruined, was rebuilt in 1872-73 and the whole village, including the
Church of St Giles (q.v.), was remodelled shortly afterwards.

Listing NGR: SS5339918960

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