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Westaway westaway Cottage

A Grade II Listed Building in Barnstaple, Devon

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Latitude: 51.0941 / 51°5'38"N

Longitude: -4.0555 / 4°3'19"W

OS Eastings: 256156

OS Northings: 134769

OS Grid: SS561347

Mapcode National: GBR KR.C6G1

Mapcode Global: FRA 26D7.7W1

Plus Code: 9C3Q3WVV+MQ

Entry Name: Westaway westaway Cottage

Listing Date: 16 November 1984

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1163925

English Heritage Legacy ID: 98245

Location: Pilton West, North Devon, Devon, EX31

County: Devon

Civil Parish: Pilton West

Built-Up Area: Barnstaple

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

Church of England Parish: Pilton with Ashford

Church of England Diocese: Exeter

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8/74 Westaway and Westaway Cottage

- II

Large house, now house and cottage. C18 core, restyled and much enlarged in late
C19. Rendered brick with stone porch of coursed ashlar and reused stone jambs to
window openings and reused 4 centred moulded arched doorway. Remains of C17
farmhouse of cob running parallel to rear and joined to main block by a C20 single-
storey brick extension. To the west another right-angled extension from rear of
main block, of rubble and brick, completes the irregular but essentially 2-storey
courtyard plan with extended east wing. Slate roofs throughout, those to front
have C19 crested ridge tiles, delicate patterned lead guttering over slightly coved
eaves cornice, and decorated rainwater heads. Brick stacks to rear, stone to front
with moulded caps and small niches or ledges on the sides holding small stone or
painted figurines. Except where stated, all facade openings are cavetto-moulded
mullion and transom windows with octagonal and diamond leaded glazing patterns and
have hood moulds with stopped ends, carved with shields on ground floor, plain
above. To right, a gable ended projection capped with ball finial and weather vane
has pair of leaded 2-light mullion and transom window below. To left, recessed
portion has pair of 2-light windows on each floor, then range breaks forward again
with partially exposed hipped roof to right and gable end to left. Single light
windows flanking 2-light window, that to right without a hood mould; over 2-light
window. Projecting 2-storey gable-end porch to right. Blind foliated panel over
3-light window with initials H and B in each of the hoodmould stops above central
sundial bearing inscription "This Porch was erected in 1888 with Materials taken
from an Ancient Manor House in the Village of Berrynarbor Part of which is in
Ruins". Beneath weathered string course are two shields heavily moulded-reused 4
centred arch and grotesque heads as label stops. Right side of porch reused
square-headed window with lozenge -leaded lights above reused quatrefoil window with
lead glazing bars. Left side has a similar window at first floor level above 3
small irregularly set projecting stone panels with small crocketted finials in top
panel, foliated quatrefoil to bottom left and 2 cusped arches in tall guilloche-
patterned surround to right side all reused. Inside porch to right is small panel
depicting hunting scene, and on left a 1634 datestone with shaped stone inset
below. Pairs of corbels bear initials D and R over inner porch and H and R to each
side of carved stone panel over entrance doorway which has hollow-chamfered jambs
and 4-centred arch. 2 carved bosses on chamfered joists above. Cobbled courtyard
to rear has sash with glazing bars with 2 inserted sashes to right above 20-panel
sash in outshut on south side. Original south face of farmhouse has. 2-light
casements with 3-light casements over to each side of connecting C20 extension.
North side has single light casement to left and small square eaves window over 2
light casement to right of buttress than 6-panel casement to right of brick stack.
3-light above 2-light casement at east end. Panelling in rooms to left and right
of main porch, said to come from Heanton Court. Room to right also has twin oval
plaster ceilings. Interior not inspected.

Listing NGR: SS5615634769

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