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Langstone Cottage

A Grade II Listed Building in Manaton, Devon

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Latitude: 50.6274 / 50°37'38"N

Longitude: -3.7725 / 3°46'21"W

OS Eastings: 274724

OS Northings: 82351

OS Grid: SX747823

Mapcode National: GBR QG.MW0G

Mapcode Global: FRA 27ZD.XS5

Plus Code: 9C2RJ6GG+WX

Entry Name: Langstone Cottage

Listing Date: 4 February 1987

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1166209

English Heritage Legacy ID: 84966

ID on this website: 101166209

Location: Teignbridge, Devon, TQ13

County: Devon

District: Teignbridge

Civil Parish: Manaton

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

Church of England Parish: Manaton St Winifred

Church of England Diocese: Exeter

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Small house. Circa 1500. Altered probably in C17 and again C18-C19. Rendered
granite rubble walls with quoins. Granite rubble gable end chimney. Thatched roof
with gable ends.
3-room plan with position of original passage unclear, probably initially divided
by low partitions. Now has solid stone walls between inner room/hall and
hall/lower room. Both are inserted, that between hall and inner room only extends
up to eaves level. Inserted fireplace at lower gable end, no evidence of other
stacks. House probably originally open to roof throughout, ceiled in C17.
Subsequently altered C18-C19 changing ground plan.
2 storeys. 2 windows on first floor, 3 on ground floor; C20 2 and 3 light
casements in small openings with timber lintels. Doorway to left of centre into
former hall has C20 plank door. Original doorway (blocked) possibly to the right
of it. C20 window inserted into rear of lower room. At upper gable end is first
floor window re-using an original door-frame; heavy timber frame with chamfered
rounded arch. Inserted into it is probably early C18 2-light window with iron
casements and leaded panes.
Interior: 1 beam survives in each ground floor room. The left hand (original inner
room has a wany beam roughly chamfered. In the hall is a large cross beam roughly
chamfered with run-out stops. The lower room contains a beam with chamfer and
straight cut stops. The fireplace in this room has a wooden lintel, apparently
chamfered, now blocked. Between the fireplace and the rear wall in this room is a
wooden newel staircase. 1 original smoke-blackened roof truss survives at the
higher end with its original threaded purlins, threaded ridge, rafters and battens
and a small section of not so heavily encrusted smoke-blackened thatch. At the
apex below the ridge is a triangular strengthening block. Roof at lower end
replaced probably late C18 early C19 consists of 2 trusses with lapped and pegged
collars. The inserted chimney is clean but 2 smoke-blackened rafters survive at
this end.

Listing NGR: SX7472482351

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