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Lancaster Cottage and York Cottage

A Grade II Listed Building in Branscombe, Devon

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Latitude: 50.7002 / 50°42'0"N

Longitude: -3.1455 / 3°8'43"W

OS Eastings: 319199

OS Northings: 89580

OS Grid: SY191895

Mapcode National: GBR PC.6G72

Mapcode Global: FRA 4797.8D8

Plus Code: 9C2RPV23+3R

Entry Name: Lancaster Cottage and York Cottage

Listing Date: 14 October 1980

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1162892

English Heritage Legacy ID: 88685

Location: Branscombe, East Devon, Devon, EX12

County: Devon

District: East Devon

Civil Parish: Branscombe

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

Church of England Parish: Branscombe St Winifred

Church of England Diocese: Exeter

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7/13 Lancaster Cottage and York
- Cottage

14.10.80 II
2 cottages. Probably mid-late C17, renovated circa 1980 and York Cottage was partly
rebuilt after a fire circa 1986. Whitewashed local stone rubble; stone rubble
stacks topped with C19 and C20 brick; thatch roof.
Plan: long block containing 2 cottages and facing east-north-east, say east.
Lancaster Cottage is a 3-room plan cottage at the left (south) end. The centre room
is heated by an axial stack backing onto the left (southern) room. York Cottage is
a 2-room plan cottage at the right end. The left room is heated by an axial stack
backing onto the right end room. Since no proper internal inspection was available
at the time of this survey it is not possible to determine the original layout.
Nevertheless it seems likely that there was a 3-room plan farmhouse here originally
in the section between the stacks. An early C20 photograph of the place in
possession of the owner of York Cottage shows the place with barns each end.
Presumably these were brought into domestic use when the farmhouse was converted to
cottages. The end room of Lancaster Cottage is narrower than the main block. York
Cottage was extensively rebuilt after a fire circa 1986. 2 storeys.
Exterior: irregular 5-window front of various C19 and C20 casements. The oldest
are a pair on the first floor which contain rectangular panes of leaded glass. The
latest are the circa 1986 aluminium-framed casements without glazing bars. The
doorway to Lancaster House is left of centre and it contains a glazed C20 door; this
may well be the original farmhouse doorway. The doorway to York Cottage is at the
right end,(in the rebuilt section). It contains a C20 door with contemporary
thatch-roofed porch.
Interior: York Cottage was mostly rebuilt after the fire of 1986 and therefore has
no early carpentry detail. Lancaster Cottage was not available for inspection at
the time of this survey although neatly chamfered beams were seen in the main rooms.

Listing NGR: SY1919989580

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