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Latitude: 50.7872 / 50°47'14"N
Longitude: -3.1444 / 3°8'39"W
OS Eastings: 319425
OS Northings: 99254
OS Grid: SY194992
Mapcode National: GBR LZ.ZP7D
Mapcode Global: FRA 4790.GS6
Plus Code: 9C2RQVP4+V6
Entry Name: Beckside Cottage and Ropley
Listing Date: 8 March 1988
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1163705
English Heritage Legacy ID: 88777
Location: Offwell, East Devon, Devon, EX14
Civil Parish: Offwell
Built-Up Area: Offwell
Traditional County: Devon
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon
Church of England Parish: Offwell St Mary
Church of England Diocese: Exeter
SY 19 NE OFFWELL OFFWELL
3/107 Beckside Cottage and Ropley
Pair of cottages. Early - mid C19, Beckside Cottage was renovated circa 1980.
Colour-washed local stone and flint rubble; stone rubble stack topped with C19
brick; thatch roof.
Plan: pair of contemporary cottages built alongside the lane facing south-east.
Originally they each had a mirror plan of the other; each a 2-room plan cottage with
unheated outer rooms and the larger inner room heated by an axial stack in the party
wall serving back-to-back fireplaces. Beckside Cottage is the left (south-west)
cottage and Ropley the right one. Ropley appears only superficially modernised but
circa 1980 Beckside Cottage was refurbished and the front doorway was blocked and a
new doorway inserted in the left end wall. At the same time a single storey
extension built at right angles to rear. Both cottages are 2 storeys.
Exterior: overall irregular 3-window front of C19 and C20 casements with glazing
bars. The right 2-window section of Ropley appears to be the original arrangement;
a nearly symmetrical arrangement around a central doorway which contains a late C19
- early C20 plank door under a contemporary thatched hood. In the Beckside Cottage
section a couple of windows have been blocked and the front doorway blocked by a
small C20 bay window. The roof is hipped to left and half-hipped to right.
Interior: not inspected although some plain carpentry detail was seen.
This pair of cottages form part of a group of attractive thatch-roofed cottages with
Thatch (q.v) and Thatchcote (q.v).
Listing NGR: SY1942599254
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