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Holly Cottage

A Grade II Listed Building in Lifton, Devon

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Latitude: 50.6423 / 50°38'32"N

Longitude: -4.2828 / 4°16'58"W

OS Eastings: 238687

OS Northings: 84994

OS Grid: SX386849

Mapcode National: GBR NP.8XBX

Mapcode Global: FRA 17XC.WTT

Plus Code: 9C2QJPR8+WV

Entry Name: Holly Cottage

Listing Date: 7 November 1985

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1164283

English Heritage Legacy ID: 92377

Location: Lifton, West Devon, Devon, PL16

County: Devon

Civil Parish: Lifton

Built-Up Area: Lifton

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

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5/132 No 8 and Holly Cottage


2 houses, formerly 1 property. Circa early C17, 2 builds. Cob and stone, Holly
Cottage whitewashed and rendered, no.8 colourwashed and plastered. Asbestos slate
roof gabled at ends, formerly thatched. Large projecting stack with set-offs at left
gable end, lateral stack on front. Probably originally a 3 room and through passage
plan with a small 2-storey gabled projection to the rear. The inner room is now a
separate property (Holly cottage) and the lower end may have been dismantled beyond
the through passage, which is now an end passage. In the C19 a 2-storey block was
added to the rear of no.8. 2 storeys. 4 window asymmetrical front. Holly Cottage
has C20 casements and a C20 front left single-storey addition used as a porch. No.8
has a front lateral stack and a C20 half-glazed porch on the front at the right.
Ground floor window left 2-light C19 or C20 casement, 8 panes per light. 12-pane
fixed window to right of the porch inserted in the late C20. First floor window left
C20 2-light casement 4 panes per light, first floor window to right of stack 2 light
C19 or C20 casement, 6 panes per light. Rear entrance through gabled projection, 2-
light casement with glazing bars to first floor of projection.
Interior of no.8 retains a through passage with timber lintels to front doorway and
rear doorway leading into new build at rear. The hall has chamfered stopped cross
beams and a large fireplace with a chamfered timber lintel partly concealed behind a
later lintel. 1 casement window in what was the rear wall of the house survives.
Large C18 cupboard doors conceal a former doorway to the inner room. The ground
floor of the rear projection has rounded plastered walls and may have been a stair
projection although the construction of the ceiling uncovered during 1980s
renovations suggests that the projection was 2 storeys at an early date. The inner
gable of the projection was formerly filled with a cob wall. Large principals
visible in the upstairs rooms, 1 above the passage has a curved foot supported on a
probably C19 timber pad. Stud and plaster partition walls to middle first floor
room, the wall adjoining Holly cottage continues to the roof apex. Roofspace not
inspected, rafters removed during 1980s re-roofing are not smoke-blackened.
Interior of Holly cottage not inspected.

Listing NGR: SX3868884988

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