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Latitude: 50.7284 / 50°43'42"N
Longitude: -3.7393 / 3°44'21"W
OS Eastings: 277337
OS Northings: 93529
OS Grid: SX773935
Mapcode National: GBR QH.MK2L
Mapcode Global: FRA 3715.5AJ
Entry Name: Church Cottage
Listing Date: 20 May 1985
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1169807
English Heritage Legacy ID: 95133
Location: Cheriton Bishop, Mid Devon, Devon, EX6
District: Mid Devon
Civil Parish: Cheriton Bishop
Built-Up Area: Cheriton Bishop
Traditional County: Devon
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon
Church of England Parish: Cheriton Bishop St Mary
Church of England Diocese: Exeter
SX 79 SE CHERITON BISHOP CHERITON BISHOP
10/33 Church Cottage
Church House, now house. Late C15-early C16 with later C16, C19 and C20
improvements and extensions. Plastered cob walls on rubble footings; stone and
cob stacks with C19 brick tops; thatched roof. Irregular plan facing south-west.
Now 2 storeys throughout with 6 ground floor rooms. Apparently derived from an
original 3-room and through-passage plan with service room at north-west end (left
of front). Late C16 cottage or service block built onto right of cob cross-wall
and further extended 1 room circa 1983. Passage doors now blocked and front door
inserted to former inner room. The small size of service end and passage may
imply that that end reduced in size. Hall stack backing onto former passage and
lateral stack with bread oven projecting to rear of cottage/service block. Cob
stair turret to rear of hall now disused. Long 6-window front mostly C19 and C20
casements of various size and irregular disposition. The centre-right, 2-light
first; floor window is an adaptation of a C17 4-light oak frame with chamfered
mullions. The eaves rise over 1983 half-dormer at right end and over two adjacent
half-dormer to left including 1 C19 Gothick-style casement with cinquefoil heads
and original leaded glass over transom. Most windows have glazing bars. Main door
has late C19 gabled porch with slate roof, glazed sides and shaped bargeboards.
Well preserved interior. Sooted rafters and thatch over hall and inner room
suggest an original house divided by low partitions (sooting over inner room
thought to be original despite 1962 fire damage to rooms below). 2 bay hall roof
on side-pegged jointed cruck truss. Hall has C16 upper end jetty with large
framing over oak plank and muntin screen, and large C16 granite fireplace with oak
lintel backing onto former passage with remains of contemporary oak plank and
muntin screen. including flat-arched door frame to right. A segmental-headed oak
doorframe with studded oak plank door in rear wall leads from hall to former stair
turret. Hall floored with late C16-early C17 chamfered and stopped beams.
Cottage/service block has kitchen fireplace in rear wall and axial beam, chamfered
with step stops. End room and chamber over converted from outshot in 1983.
Sources G W Copeland, Devonshire Church Houses, Part 4. Trans. Devon Assoc.
Vol. 95 (1963) pp 139-40.
Listing NGR: SX7733993530
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