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Locks Cottage

A Grade II Listed Building in Uplowman, Devon

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Latitude: 50.932 / 50°55'55"N

Longitude: -3.3874 / 3°23'14"W

OS Eastings: 302601

OS Northings: 115647

OS Grid: ST026156

Mapcode National: GBR LN.PMMS

Mapcode Global: FRA 36SN.44M

Plus Code: 9C2RWJJ7+R3

Entry Name: Locks Cottage

Listing Date: 17 March 1988

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1168450

English Heritage Legacy ID: 96042

ID on this website: 101168450

Location: Whitnage, Mid Devon, EX16

County: Devon

District: Mid Devon

Civil Parish: Uplowman

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

Church of England Parish: Uplowman St Peter

Church of England Diocese: Exeter

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Cottage, part of a former farmhouse. Mid C16, reduced in size probably in the C18,
modernised circa 1980. Plastered cob on stone rubble footings; stone rubble stack
topped with C20 brick; thatch roof, slate to C20 outshot.
Plan and development: orginally a 3-room-and-through-passage plan house facing
north-north-west, say north, and built down a hillslope. A small unheated inner
room is at the right (west) end (adjoining No.1 Locks Cottags). The hall has an
axial stack backing onto the site of the former passage. In fact this is now an end
stack since the passage and service end room have been demolished.
The C16 farmhouse was an open hall house. The roof structure is clean suggeting
that the hall fireplace was an original feature. The bedchamber over the inner room
jetties into the hall. The hall was probably floored over in the early Cl7.
Passage and service end room were probably demolished in the C18. Circa 1980 a
service outshot was built to rear of the hall. The main house is 2 storeys.
Exterior: irregular 2-window front of C20 casements with glazing bars. In making
one of them a Cl7 oak window with chamfered mullions was discovered and is now
stored by the owner. The roof is gable-ended to left and to right it runs
continuously over No.1, Locks Cottages. The main door is in the left end wall and
now contains a C20 door.
Interior: the partition between hall and inner room is oak-framed but most of it is
plastered over. In the inner room there is a half beam across the end wall with a
deep soffit-chamfer. The joists oversail the partition and their rounded ends show
in the hall as evidence of the internal jetty. In the hall there is a later
crossbeam with deep soffit-chamfers and the oak lintel of the large original
fireplace has a similar finish. The roof includes an original hip cruck at the
inner room end and there is a closed truss between the chambers over former hall and
inner room.
Locks Cottage is one of a number of attractive buildings, several of them listed,
which makes up the hamlet.

Listing NGR: ST0260115647

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