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April Cottage

A Grade II Listed Building in Kingsteignton, Devon

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Latitude: 50.5465 / 50°32'47"N

Longitude: -3.5937 / 3°35'37"W

OS Eastings: 287181

OS Northings: 73072

OS Grid: SX871730

Mapcode National: GBR QS.BSG2

Mapcode Global: FRA 37CM.7SN

Plus Code: 9C2RGCW4+JG

Entry Name: April Cottage

Listing Date: 28 April 1987

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1165423

English Heritage Legacy ID: 85391

Location: Kingsteignton, Teignbridge, Devon, TQ12

County: Devon

District: Teignbridge

Civil Parish: Kingsteignton

Built-Up Area: Kingsteignton

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

Church of England Parish: Kingsteignton St Michael

Church of England Diocese: Exeter

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SX 87 SE
5/134 April Cottage


House. C17 or earlier origins, C19 and C20 modifications. Colourwashed rendered cob
on stone rubble footings; slate roof, gabled at left end; left end stack.
April Cottage, gable end to Fore Street, is sited facing a narrow court at right
angles to the street. The building was formerly 1 build with the adjacent No 37 but
the original plan is difficult to decipher. The present plan is single depth, 2
rooms wide, the left hand room probably a C17 parlour originally with a newel stair
adjacent to the stack, later replaced by a straight stair. The smaller right hand
room has been partitioned off at the rear to form a small kitchen (formerly a dairy),
the present entrance is directly into the right hand room. In the C20 a projecting
first floor bathroom was added at the rear.
2 storeys. Asymmetrical front with only one window at the first floor. C20 porch on
front at right; 2 ground floor 2-light windows, 3 panes per light, 1 first floor C20
casement. The left gable end, facing Fore Street is extremely irregular.
Interior Ground floor left has a C20 grate, possibly concealing earlier features and
an ovolo-mouled axial beam with step stops. A straight C19 stair rises against the
rear wall; the rounded rear left corner of the room indicates the position of a
former newel stair. No access to apex of the roof at time of survey (1986), the
principal rafters visible upstairs are largely concealed but the purlins are of large
scantling and the roof structure may pre-date the C17. The position of the front
door has been altered several times: at one stage it was to the left of the present
entrance giving direct access into the left hand room, at another period it was on
the left gable end and the house was entered on the Fore Street side.
The building was formerly known as Town Court, then Fox's Tenement and withNo 37
(q.v.) appears to have been a town farm.

Listing NGR: SX8718173072

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