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Virginia Cottage

A Grade II Listed Building in Sowton, Devon

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Latitude: 50.7251 / 50°43'30"N

Longitude: -3.4527 / 3°27'9"W

OS Eastings: 297557

OS Northings: 92731

OS Grid: SX975927

Mapcode National: GBR P3.0WLC

Mapcode Global: FRA 37N5.8P9

Plus Code: 9C2RPGGW+3W

Entry Name: Virginia Cottage

Listing Date: 19 March 1987

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1164960

English Heritage Legacy ID: 86198

Location: Sowton, East Devon, Devon, EX5

County: Devon

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

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House. Early C17. Roughcast cob on stone footings; gabled-end slate roof. 3-room plan house, the heated rooms to either end, with an unheated service room between; there is now a passage between service room and the hall (to the left) which probably has been inserted. External end stack heats hall; internal end stack heats right-hand room; both have brick shafts. 2 storeys.
Front: 4-window range; the outer first floor windows under weatherboarded gables,the 2 towards the centre both under a larger weatherboarded gable; C19 2 or 3-light casements. 3-light casement window to each of the principal ground floor rooms. Doorway under leanto slate porch.
Interior: not inspected. Dr Alcock notes one and one half bean to hall, chamfered with scroll stops; fireplaces lintel similarly decorated. The other heated room has 1 chamfered beam and half beam, with rounded stops; fireplace lintel, chamfered with scroll stops. Remains of jointed crucks (5 in all, largely dismantled in 1940).
N W Alcock, 'Houses in an East Devon Parish', Trans Devon Assoc., 94 (1962), pp 204-5,
pl.9; fig.12.

Listing NGR: SX9755792731

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