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St Olaves Cottage

A Grade II Listed Building in Throwleigh, Devon

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Latitude: 50.6789 / 50°40'44"N

Longitude: -3.8599 / 3°51'35"W

OS Eastings: 268688

OS Northings: 88237

OS Grid: SX686882

Mapcode National: GBR Q9.RQ5J

Mapcode Global: FRA 27T8.S38

Entry Name: St Olaves Cottage

Listing Date: 16 September 1987

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1168178

English Heritage Legacy ID: 94763

Location: Throwleigh, West Devon, Devon, TQ13

County: Devon

Civil Parish: Throwleigh

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

Church of England Parish: Throwleigh St Mary the Virgin

Church of England Diocese: Exeter

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Listing Text

SX 68 NE
3/231 St. Olaves Cottage


House, former gamekeeper's cottage. C17, much rebuilt in late C19 - early C20.
Granite stone rubble, top section is plastered and is probably cob; granite stack
with plastered brick chimney shaft; thatch roof, tile to outshot.
Plan: 3-room plan cottage facing south. According to the owner the left end was
the game store and gun room. The central room has an axial stack backing onto the
gun room and this provides the only evidence of the house's C17 origins. 2 storeys
withsecondary outshot to rear of right end room.
Exterior: Irregular 4-window front of C20 casements without glazing bars. Left end
ground floor window contains small diamond panes of leaded glass. Both the main
door which is right of centre and the door at the left end to the game store/gun
room are C20. Roof is half-hipped each end. The left end wall contains a late C19-
early C20 granite ashlar twin lancet window with sunken spandrels, flanking panelled
pilasters and a moulded entablature. It and the plain granite-mullioned window
above contain tiny diamond panes of leaded glass.
Interior: In the central room the axial beam is soffit-chamfered with straight cut
stops and there is a granite ashlar fireplace with replacement oak lintel. These
are probably C17. All the rest of the detail is C19 and C20. Roof not inspected.
St. Olaves Cottage is one of a group of attractive listed buildings in the hamlet.

Listing NGR: SX6868888237

This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.

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