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Latitude: 50.5908 / 50°35'26"N
Longitude: -3.8828 / 3°52'57"W
OS Eastings: 266825
OS Northings: 78478
OS Grid: SX668784
Mapcode National: GBR Q8.R4BW
Mapcode Global: FRA 27RH.WNV
Entry Name: Pizwell Cottage
Listing Date: 28 October 1987
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1170792
English Heritage Legacy ID: 92783
Location: Dartmoor Forest, West Devon, Devon, PL20
District: West Devon
Civil Parish: Dartmoor Forest
Traditional County: Devon
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon
Church of England Parish: Widecombe-in-the-Moor St Pancras
Church of England Diocese: Exeter
SX 67 NE
12/51 Pizwell Cottage
Longhouse. Likely to be C16 but no dateable features are visible. Higher end much
altered and extended in later C20. Granite rubble walls. Gable ended slate roof.
2 C20 rendered axial stacks.
Longhouse plan with shippon at left end with passage, hall and inner room at the
right. Exact position of passage now unclear but has probably been assimilated into
shippon which now has a smaller subdivided section at its higher end through which
it is entered. The house end has been altered and completely modernised in the
later C20 and a 1-room extension has been built at its higher end.
Exterior: 2 storeys. Asymmetrical 3-window front to the house of late C20 1 and 2
light casements. Right-hand windows are in extension. Small probably C19 leanto to
left of centre in front of hall/passage. Shippon at left-hand end has a doorway to
the right and 2 first floor loading doors. Its lower gable end preserves the
original slit openings - 1 in the gable and 3 at ground floor level, with a drainage
hole at ground level. Remains of outshut at rear of shippon.
Interior: No original or early features are visible in the house part. The Shippon
remains completely unaltered, retaining its original cobbled and stone paved floor
with a central drain. The cattle standings which survive are unlikely to be
original but are in the original positions with drilled holes at the base. The
roof timbers have been completely replaced in the C20.
Despite alterations to its higher end this building remains recognisably a longhouse
with a particularly good example of a very unaltered shippon. It is situated in a
very traditional group of 3 longhouses and the site of Pizwell was one of the 17
Ancient Tenements of the Forest of Dartmoor, first mentioned in documents in 1260.
Listing NGR: SX6682578478
This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.
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