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Gildons Cottage

A Grade II Listed Building in Kingsteignton, Devon

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Latitude: 50.5471 / 50°32'49"N

Longitude: -3.5936 / 3°35'36"W

OS Eastings: 287188

OS Northings: 73138

OS Grid: SX871731

Mapcode National: GBR QS.BSH5

Mapcode Global: FRA 37CM.7TH

Plus Code: 9C2RGCW4+RH

Entry Name: Gildons Cottage

Listing Date: 23 August 1955

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1165477

English Heritage Legacy ID: 85397

Location: Kingsteignton, Teignbridge, Devon, TQ12

County: Devon

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
5/140 No 2 (Gildons Cottage)


Cottage. C17, remodelled in the circa late C18/early C19 and extended by a rear wing
in the C20. Whitewashed rendered cob on stone rubble footings; thatched roof, gabled
at right end; brick stack at right end with rendered shaft. C20 wing whitewashed,
rendered concrete block with a thatched roof.
Internal evidence suggests that this building is the lower end (possibly originally
unheated) and through passage of a larger C17 2 or 3 room and through passage house.
The date at which the higher end (No 4) was rebuilt and the house was divided is not
clear, but it may have been in the late C18, the probable date of the roof trusses.
The front elevation of No 2 was remodelled as a symmetrical cottage orne facade, the
original doorway at the left being replaced with a window and a new doorway being
made in the centre leading into a small lobby taken out of the right hand room. The
brick stack may have been added at the same time and a straight stair was introduced
into the passage. A single storey rear service room with a lean-to roof was added.
In the late C20 a rear right 1 room plan wing, at right angles to the main range, was
2 storeys. Symmetrical 3 bay front with a thatched porch carried on posts, the eaves
thatch eyebrowed over the 2 first floor windows, 2-light arched casement windows with
leaded panes, most of the casements iron. Similar casement on right return.
Interior : partition wall to right of putative passage, pegged door frame at rear of
putative passage. Chamfered cross beam with step stops between ground floor room
right and putative passage. The collar rafter roof trusses have collars halved and
pegged on to the principals and a diagonally set ridge. Partition wall with No 4.
The present owner has copies of documentation mentioning the property in 1740 (DRO).
An attractive front elevation with earlier internal features.

Listing NGR: SX8718873138

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