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Latitude: 50.336 / 50°20'9"N
Longitude: -3.635 / 3°38'5"W
OS Eastings: 283739
OS Northings: 49726
OS Grid: SX837497
Mapcode National: GBR QQ.D7SW
Mapcode Global: FRA 3884.X96
Plus Code: 9C2R89P8+92
Entry Name: Lower Ash Cottage
Listing Date: 25 March 1991
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1164423
English Heritage Legacy ID: 99928
Location: Stoke Fleming, South Hams, Devon, TQ6
Civil Parish: Stoke Fleming
Traditional County: Devon
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon
Church of England Parish: Stoke Fleming St Peter
Church of England Diocese: Exeter
5/143 Lower Ash Cottage
House. Circa early C17, with late C18 and late C19 alterations. Rendered
stone rubble. Slate roof with half-hipped higher right hand end and gabled
lower left end abutting adjoining house. Axial stack now at left end with
C19 brick shaft and late C19 brick shaft to right hand end stack.
Plan: Probably originally a 3-room and through or cross-passage plan house
facing north east. The lower left hand (south east) end including the
passage has been rebuilt as a separate house in the late C20. The former
hall is heated from an axial stack at its lower left end and has a relative-
ly large stair turret against the stack projecting at the back. The inner
room at the right hand (north west) end was probably originally unheated and
its stack must be a circa late C19 addition. There is an outshut in front
of the hall with a loft above and a flight of steps at its right end against
the porch to the doorway into the hall. The outshut and porch are additions
of circa late C18 possibly when the lower end was demolished. Alternatively
the original house might have had a 2-room plan in which case the existing
doorway would have led to a cross-passage.
Exterior: 2 storeys. Asymmetrical north east front. To the left is a
large 2-storey lean-to outshut with a catslide roof and external stairs in
the right hand angle up to a first floor doorway in the side of the outshut.
The stairs are built against a stone lean-to porch also in the angle end and
which has a slated canopy to the doorway on the right hand side. Both the
porch and the outshut have slate-hung side walls and C20 plank doors. 2 C20
casements on the ground floor of the outshut and one C20 2-light casement
to the main range over the porch.
The rear north west elevation is also asymmetrical with a large stair tur-
ret to the right with splayed angle walls and a small single light stair
window with an old casement. Two C20 2-light casements on each floor of the
main range to the left.
Interior: The former hall has chamfered cross-beams without stops; the
fireplace at the lower end has a late C19 brick fireplace inserted into it
and a small late C18 china cupboard to the side with shaped shelves and
fluted pilasters. The former inner room has a chamfered axial beam with
step stops at one end, a C20 fireplace and a small late C18 china cupboard.
A C18 2-panel door between the inner room and hall. A wide newel staircase
in the turret. The first floor has some C19 panelled doors.
The principal rafters are not exposed in the first floor rooms and it is
assumed that the original roof structure was replaced when the eaves were
Listing NGR: SX8373949726
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