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Beggars Roost

A Grade II Listed Building in Chulmleigh, Devon

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Latitude: 50.9129 / 50°54'46"N

Longitude: -3.8672 / 3°52'1"W

OS Eastings: 268833

OS Northings: 114258

OS Grid: SS688142

Mapcode National: GBR L0.QS59

Mapcode Global: FRA 26SP.H7G

Plus Code: 9C2RW47M+44

Entry Name: Beggars Roost

Listing Date: 20 February 1967

Last Amended: 25 October 1988

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1152340

English Heritage Legacy ID: 97239

Location: Chulmleigh, North Devon, Devon, EX18

County: Devon

District: North Devon

Civil Parish: Chulmleigh

Built-Up Area: Chulmleigh

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

Church of England Parish: Chulmleigh St Mary Magdalene

Church of England Diocese: Exeter

Tagged with: Thatched cottage

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SS 6814 -6914
7/61 Beggars Roost (Formerly listed as
20.2.67 Cosicot)
Cottage. Probably C17 with C19 outbuilding at rear converted to form part of
dwelling in late C20. Painted rendered stone rubble and cob. Thatch roof, hipped at
left end. Stone rubble stacks at each end, that to right shared with Silver House
(q.v) that to left end has had shaft demolished. Outbuilding to rear principally of
stone rubble but with some cob to front walls, with gable-ended slate roof.
Plan: Cottage probably originally 2 room and central passage plan, each room heated
by end fireplaces. Staircase to rear right-hand corner. The internal partitions
were removed, however, and the front doorway blocked, possibly in the C19. A new
doorway and partition were apparently inserted at the left end, the fireplace
becoming redundant. The arrangement was again modified in C20 when the partition was
removed and the doorway altered to a window, so that the cottage now has a single
large ground floor room with fireplaces at each end and direct entry at the rear. At
the same time, the lofted outbuilding at the rear, parallel with the cottage and with
external steps on the courtyard side, was converted to form part of the main
dwelling, the courtyard being roofed over. Thatched lean-to at left end of main
range reconstructed in C20.
Exterior: 2 storeys. 2 window range. C19 or early C20 fenestration, 2 light
casements 3 panes per light above 2 light to left end and 3 light casement to right
of blocked doorway.
Interior: 2 deep chamfered cross ceiling beams and bressumer at right end, the left-
hand ceiling beam with scroll-stops at front end. Fireplace at right end has thin
chamfered lintel and straight cut-stops. Concealed bread oven to left side.
Fireplace at left end has a scroll-stopped chamfered lintel. Early C19 staircase and
C19 joinery principally intact.
Roof Structure: entirely intact with single early C17 truss with straight principals
with typical C17 dovetail-style collar, 2 tiers of threaded purlins and threaded
ridge purlins. The roof shows signs of smoke-blackening at the Silver House end,
possibly resulting from seepage through from the open hearth of the latter, and
providing a clue as to the date of the ceiling over of the hall of Silver House

Listing NGR: SS6883314258

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