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Valley Cottage

A Grade II Listed Building in Slapton, Devon

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Latitude: 50.2935 / 50°17'36"N

Longitude: -3.6574 / 3°39'26"W

OS Eastings: 282041

OS Northings: 45043

OS Grid: SX820450

Mapcode National: GBR QP.9215

Mapcode Global: FRA 3878.0ZD

Plus Code: 9C2R78VV+C3

Entry Name: Valley Cottage

Listing Date: 25 March 1991

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1163799

English Heritage Legacy ID: 99870

Location: Slapton, South Hams, Devon, TQ7

County: Devon

District: South Hams

Civil Parish: Slapton

Built-Up Area: Slapton

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

Church of England Parish: Slapton St James the Great

Church of England Diocese: Exeter

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Valley Cottage

Small house. Early C17 or earlier with C20 extensions. Painted stone
rubble. Thatched roof with gabled ends, and slate wall plate exposed at
rear. Internal stone rubble stack at left end with tapered top with slate
weathering, heightened in brick with yellow clay louvred pot.
Plan: A one-room plan cottage with a small room partitioned off later at
the right end with a staircase in the rear right hand corner. At the high
left end there is a gable end stack with fireplaces on both floors and a
large stair turret on the front left end corner, the stair removed and the
turret converted into an outhouse. The lower right hand end wall has been
rebuilt and it seems that the house extended originally a little further to
the right, so it might have had a full 2-room plan. The roof timbers are
blackened but this might have been caused by pitch used as a preservative
and not smoke-blackening from an open hearth fire. In the late C20 a single
storey outshut was built on the front and at the time of the survey 1988 an
extension was being built at the rear.
Exterior: One storey and attic. Asymmetrical 2-window front. On the left
corner the thatched roof is carried down over a large square projecting
stair turret with a later doorway on its right side. On the ground floor a
central C20 glazed door and a late C18 or early C19 2-light casement with
glazing bars and slate sill now inside a late C20 outshut porch which has a
thatched lean-to roof. To the right of the porch a small C20 2-light
casement under eyebrowed eaves. The right hand gable end has a small C20
casement. The higher left end is blind and has the bowed outer wall of the
stair turret to the right, partly corbelled out at the top and with a very
small blocked window. At the rear a single storey concrete block extension
with a thatched roof was being built at the time of survey 1988.
Interior: 3 cambered chamfered ceiling cross-beams and one half beam in
right hand end wall, one with indeterminate stops. Ground floor fireplace
has been partly blocked. Chamber fireplace above has dressed stone jambs
and chamfered timber lintel with hollow step stops. C19 staircase in rear
right hand corner with simple railed balustrade.
Roof: 3 trusses with straight principals, halved cambered collars, threaded
purlins and diagonal ridge-piece probably trenched. Some of the common
rafters are also intact and all the timbers are blackened. (See above)

Listing NGR: SX8204145044

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