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Latitude: 50.5364 / 50°32'11"N
Longitude: -4.1196 / 4°7'10"W
OS Eastings: 249889
OS Northings: 72885
OS Grid: SX498728
Mapcode National: GBR NX.HHPT
Mapcode Global: FRA 278N.0WW
Entry Name: Shorts Lane Cottage
Listing Date: 23 January 1987
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1152232
English Heritage Legacy ID: 94092
Location: Whitchurch, West Devon, Devon, PL19
District: West Devon
Civil Parish: Whitchurch
Traditional County: Devon
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon
SX 47 SE
6/182 Shorts Lane Cottage
House. Probably early C17, altered for use as 2 cottages, and C20 restored as one,
with some alterations. Whitewashed rubble, slate roof with central weathered ridge
stack with shaped top.
2-room plan with central stack with back-to-back fireplaces, no evidence of passage,
entry to room to left, room to right has stair to rear left. Single storey lean-to
along front of room to left as porch.
2 storeys, front has C20 lean-to with corrugated asbestos roof and door; at ground
floor to right a 2-light window with timber frame, narrow round-arched lights,
originally unglazed, with glass over; small single storey lean-to to end right.
Right gable end has C20 single storey lean-to, 2-light casement at first floor, upper
level slate-hung. Left gable end has outshut, possibly of mid-late C17, with
corrugated asbestos roof and 2 C20 lights, 2-light window to rear, 2-light casement
at first floor; small single-storey porch in angle with outshut to right. Rear has 2
C20 2-light windows at ground floor, one small stair light at first floor level.
Interior Room to left has fireplace with rough granite lintel and jambs, cloam oven
to rear left. 2-centred arched chamfered wooden doorframe to door to room to left,
which has C20 fireplace, one granite jamb remaining, chamfered beams. To rear,
granite newel stair extended by 2 steps, with similar chamfered wooden doorway
remaining, jambs removed. At first floor, rear of flue curved for oven.
The unglazed window may be an archaic survival in a small house. There is no
evidence for this being a fragment of a larger building, and it appears to have been
built as a 2-room plan house with entry directly into the room to left. When it was
used as 2 houses, a straight stair was constructed along the front wall of the room
to left, now removed.
Listing NGR: SX4988972885
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