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Latitude: 50.9066 / 50°54'23"N
Longitude: -3.8015 / 3°48'5"W
OS Eastings: 273432
OS Northings: 113445
OS Grid: SS734134
Mapcode National: GBR L2.R4S3
Mapcode Global: FRA 26XQ.4SC
Entry Name: Bullmead
Listing Date: 25 October 1988
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1166139
English Heritage Legacy ID: 97209
Location: Chulmleigh, North Devon, Devon, EX18
District: North Devon
Civil Parish: Chulmleigh
Traditional County: Devon
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon
Church of England Parish: Cheldon St Mary
Church of England Diocese: Exeter
SS 71 SW
Cottage. C17, remodelled and extended in C19 with C20 alterations. Unrendered stone
rubble and some cob to side and rear walls. Pantiled roof with gable end brick
shafts to stone rubble stacks.
Plan: 2 room plan, formerly with direct entry into each room, the left-hand doorway
blocked in C20 and window inserted. Two short 2 storey gabled-ended wings to rear.
C17 plan obscured by later alterations, but the core is confined to the right-hand
room which has good quality C17 moulded ceiling beams and fireplace lintel. Former
staircase in left-hand rear corner removed in late C20, said to be a C19 insertion.
Solid cob wall partition between the 2 principal rooms has had doorway cut through in
C20; the cottage was until recently in 2 occupations, and the C19 remodelling and
reforming, therefore created a virtually symmetrical mirror plan pair of cottages,
with a staircase, also now removed, formerly in the right-hand corner of the left-
hand room. Partitions originally created passages to the adjacent front entrances,
but these have also been removed. Apparently C19 outshots to rear of each cottage
rebuilt as 2 2-storeyed gable-ended rear wings in late C20, the right-wing containing
staircase. The solid cob partition wall dividing the 2 front principal rooms is
certainly massive enough to have been a gable end wall, and there are no C17 features
to the former left-hand cottage. The quality of the C17 carpentry to the right-hand
room makes it unlikely that this was originally a one-room plan cottage;
nevertheless, there is no visible evidence surviving to suggest it was once more
Exterior: 2 storeys. 4 window range. C20 fenestration to upper storey, principally
late C19/early C20 fenestration to ground floor, all 2 light casements, 6 panes per
light, except to blocked doorway which has had 2 light casement 8 panes per light
inserted. All ground floor openings have rough stone lintels.
Interior. Right-hand room has 2 cross ceiling beams and end bressumer, ovolo-moulded
with elaborate bar and hollow step stops carved to a rams horn shape and with incised
patterning. Ovolo-moulded timber fireplace lintel with similarly enriched stops.
Left-hand room has C19 cambered brick arch to fireplace and single unchamfered cross
ceiling beam. Both fireplaces have bread ovens.
Roof: Single C17 truss over right-hand room with straight principals with typical C17
dovetail style collar and trenched purlins. Early C19 roof structure over left-hand
room with principals of light scantling.
Listing NGR: SS7343213445
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