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Latitude: 50.7261 / 50°43'34"N
Longitude: -3.449 / 3°26'56"W
OS Eastings: 297822
OS Northings: 92836
OS Grid: SX978928
Mapcode National: GBR P3.0Q36
Mapcode Global: FRA 37N5.B4D
Entry Name: 1 and 2, Sowton Lane
Listing Date: 18 November 1976
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1164745
English Heritage Legacy ID: 86182
Location: Sowton, East Devon, Devon, EX5
District: East Devon
Civil Parish: Sowton
Traditional County: Devon
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon
Church of England Parish: Sowton St Michael and All Angels
Church of England Diocese: Exeter
SOWTON SOWTON LANE (west side)
SX 99 SE
1/46 Nos. 1 and 2
2 houses, formerly a single farmhouse. Early C17, much altered and partially
rebuilt in C19, with rear extensions added in C20. Heavitree stone plinth,
standing to 7 feet to no. 2, with brick above (No. 2), and roughcast cob (No. 1);
thatched roof, hipped to left, gabled-end to right. There is structural evidence
of the house being of one build, although the original plan is not certain;
probably a 3-room through passage plan, the right-hand room heated by an external
end stack, the left-hand room by an internal all brick end stack of the C19, but
with some evidence to suggest a rear lateral stack; rear newel stair turret to
right-hand room. 2 storeys.
Front: set on a bend in the road; 4-window range, 2-light casement windows to
first floor; three 2-light casement windows to ground floor, and a single light
window in addition; front door to no. 2, rear door to no. 1. Two 2-light windows to left-hand end of main range; later windows to rear wing which is also thatched.
Interior: no. 2 not inspected; no. 1 retains the plaster ceiling noted by
Dr. Alcock, with composite moulded cornice, and fleur-de-lys to the corners; over the fireplace are 2 florets, and a central heraldic shield. The first floor details (chamfered door frame) were not inspected.
N W Alcock, 'Houses in an East Devon Parish', Trans. Devon Assoc., 94 (1962),
pp. 206-7; p1. 10; figs. 13 and 15.
Listing NGR: SX9782292835
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