History in Structure

This site is entirely user-supported. See how you can help.

Beckside Cottage and Ropley

A Grade II Listed Building in Offwell, Devon

We don't have any photos of this building yet. Why don't you be the first to send us one?

Upload Photo »

Approximate Location Map
Large Map »

Coordinates

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

Entry Name: Beckside Cottage and Ropley

Listing Date: 8 March 1988

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1163705

English Heritage Legacy ID: 88777

Location: Offwell, East Devon, Devon, EX14

County: Devon

District: East Devon

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

Find accommodation in
Widworthy

Listing Text



SY 19 NE OFFWELL OFFWELL

3/107 Beckside Cottage and Ropley
-

GV II

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

This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.

Other nearby listed buildings

BritishListedBuildings.co.uk is an independent online resource and is not associated with any government department. All government data published here is used under licence. Please do not contact BritishListedBuildings.co.uk for any queries related to any individual listed building, planning permission related to listed buildings or the listing process itself.

British Listed Buildings is a Good Stuff website.