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Holdings Houghton Cottage

A Grade II Listed Building in Bigbury, Devon

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Latitude: 50.3061 / 50°18'22"N

Longitude: -3.8854 / 3°53'7"W

OS Eastings: 265831

OS Northings: 46829

OS Grid: SX658468

Mapcode National: GBR Q9.B9MV

Mapcode Global: FRA 28R7.244

Plus Code: 9C2R8447+CR

Entry Name: Holdings Houghton Cottage

Listing Date: 25 January 1990

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1165886

English Heritage Legacy ID: 99611

Location: Bigbury, South Hams, Devon, TQ7

County: Devon

District: South Hams

Civil Parish: Bigbury

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

Church of England Parish: Bigbury St Lawrence

Church of England Diocese: Exeter

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SX 64 NE
Holdings and Houghton

- II

Farmhouse, now 2 houses. Possibly C17 in part, but with substantial C19 and C20
modifications or additions. Rendered, some limewashed rubble to back of hold-
ings and to ground floor of Houghton Cottage. Holdings is left half of broad
frontage in 2 storeys and upper level presumably former attic; set back portion
has a small 2-light casement with horizontal bars above a C20 wide 3-light case-
ment and a very small square light to the right of a lean-to porch with solid
cheeks to a broad studded plank door which gives to cross passage behind a ridge
stack; small stack also to left gable end, with a single storey extension which
is not of special interest. First bay of set-forward front appears to belong to
Holdings, with a casement at each level. At back is lean-to porch with glazed
doors and various casements including three 2-light at first floor. Front eaves
at higher level than back. Stair rises by renewed bressumer fire to right
room. Right part is Houghton Cottage in 2 storeys with 3 windows; at ground
floor a 3-light C20, 3-light C19 with glazing bars, a glazed C20 door under
slated lean-to, and 2-light with glazing bars. First floor has three 2-light.
Between middle and outer bays is a set forward in the walling near eaves,
possibly registering a point of extension. Return gable has two C20 2-light
casements above a 2-light C19, and similar in gabled extension. Back has gabled
end, C20 windows, and glazed conservatory over a gap to a one storey extension
in swept-down roof. Large stack in internal angle and possible bread oven.
First floor has two 2-light casements with glazing bars. Interior not
inspected, but substantial modification believed to have been undertaken.

Listing NGR: SX6583146829

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