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Coombe Cottage and Longview Cottage

A Grade II Listed Building in Branscombe, Devon

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Latitude: 50.6903 / 50°41'25"N

Longitude: -3.1421 / 3°8'31"W

OS Eastings: 319422

OS Northings: 88472

OS Grid: SY194884

Mapcode National: GBR PC.7354

Mapcode Global: FRA 4798.3PZ

Plus Code: 9C2RMVR5+45

Entry Name: Coombe Cottage and Longview Cottage

Listing Date: 8 March 1988

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1163075

English Heritage Legacy ID: 88711

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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7/39 Coombe Cottage and
- Longview Cottage


2 cottages. C17, maybe earlier, origins, thoroughly refurbished in the C19,
modernised circa 1970. Plastered stone rubble, maybe with some cob; stone rubble
stacks topped with C19 and C20 brick; thatch roof.
Plan: 2 adjoining cottages facing south-south-east, say south. Coombe Cottage, the
large of the 2, is the left (west) one and has a 2-room plan, both rooms heated by a
central axial stack serving back-to-back fireplaces. Coombe Cottage has been made
by knocking together 2 smaller cottages, 1 each side of the stack. Long View
Cottage, the right (east) one, is a similar small 1-room plan cottage heated by an
axial stack backing onto Cliff Hayes Cottage, adjoining to right. There is some C17
fabric but not enough to determine the pre C19 layout. Nevertheless it seems clear
that a row of cottages has been made by dividing up a C17 house and in the C20 2 of
them were united to make up Coombe Cottage. Both present cottages are 2 storeys.
Exterior: overall 7-window front of C20 replacement casements with glazing bars.
Each of the former cottages has a central front doorway. (Thus Coombe Cottage has 2
front doorways). The centre and right doorways contain C20 plank doors and the left
1 contains a C19 part-glazed 6-panel door. All have hipped thatch-roofed porches,
those of Coombe Cottage on rustic posts and that of Longview Cottage on sloping
buttresses. The roof is gable-ended to right and to left it abuts the adjoining
Interior: most of the carpentry detail is C19 and plainly finished. There are
however a couple of C17 chamfered and step-stopped crossbeams. The centre room
fireplace is also C17; stone rubble with chamfered oak lintel. The roof structure
is mostly C19 although the truss over the left room of Coombe Cottage has slightly
curving principals and maybe C17.

Listing NGR: SY1943488478

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