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Latitude: 50.6936 / 50°41'37"N
Longitude: -3.1506 / 3°9'2"W
OS Eastings: 318824
OS Northings: 88853
OS Grid: SY188888
Mapcode National: GBR PC.6SZF
Mapcode Global: FRA 4797.LDZ
Plus Code: 9C2RMRVX+FP
Entry Name: Jasmine Cottage
Listing Date: 22 February 1955
Last Amended: 8 March 1988
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1163126
English Heritage Legacy ID: 88720
Location: Branscombe, East Devon, Devon, EX12
Civil Parish: Branscombe
Traditional County: Devon
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon
Church of England Parish: Branscombe St Winifred
Church of England Diocese: Exeter
SY 18 NE BRANSCOMBE STREET (south side)
7/48 Jasmine Cottage (formerly listed
- as part of Nos 1-5 Street
Cottage. C17, parts are probably C16, some C18 and C19 alterations. Colour-washed
stone rubble; stone rubble stacks, one with part of its original Beerstone
chimneyshaft, both topped with C19 and C20 brick; thatch roof.
Plan and development: 2-room cottage built along the lane and facing north-east
onto it. The left room has an axial stack backing onto Beehive (q.v.), the cottage
adjoining that side. The right room has a front lateral (maybe corner diagonal)
This cottage is one of a row and it appears to have been made in the C18 or C19 from
the subdivision of a larger C17, maybe C16, house. The block continues south-
eastwards as Beehive (q.v.) and these two cottages appear to make up an original 4-
room-and-through-passage plan house. Jasmine Cottage occupies the former hall and
inner room parlour. Thus the hall stack is backing onto the site of the former
passage in Beehive. However since no internal inspection was available at the time
of this survey it is not possible to determine the early history of the house
although it seems likely that the hall at least was once open to the roof.
The Cottage is now 2 storeys.
Exterior: irregular 2-window front of C19 and C20 casements with glazing bars. The
window ground floor right is a 2-light window which is blocking a former doorway
into the original inner room parlour. This doorway had been inserted through part
of a late C16-early C17 Beerstone window and had destroyed 2 of its original 3
lights. One of the original ovolo-moulded mullions still survives as does the
headstone and hoodmould. The present doorway is left of this window, inserted into
the former hall; it contains a C20 plank door with coverstrips in traditional
style. A C20 plaque has been set high in the wall inscribed with the date AD 1503.
The roof runs continuously with those over the adjoining cottages.
Interior was not available for inspection at the time of this survey. However C17
and maybe C16 carpentry detail is suspected. Therefore a full internal survey
should be undertaken before any alterations are made.
Jasmine Cottage is one of an exceptionally good group of thatch-roofed buildings
which make up the hamlet of Street.
Listing NGR: SY1882388852
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