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Latitude: 50.7343 / 50°44'3"N
Longitude: -3.9095 / 3°54'34"W
OS Eastings: 265343
OS Northings: 94480
OS Grid: SX653944
Mapcode National: GBR Q7.83HV
Mapcode Global: FRA 27P4.JQW
Plus Code: 9C2RP3MR+P5
Entry Name: Church View Cottage and Beggars Roost
Listing Date: 4 March 1988
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1170922
English Heritage Legacy ID: 95000
Location: South Tawton, West Devon, Devon, EX20
Civil Parish: South Tawton
Traditional County: Devon
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon
Church of England Parish: South Tawton St Andrew
Church of England Diocese: Exeter
SX 69 SE SOUTH TAWTON SOUTH TAWTON
4/200 Church View Cottage and
2 cottages, formerly a single house. C17, probably earlier core, subdivided in the
C19, modernised circa 1970. Plastered granite stone rubble and cob; cob or granite
stacks topped with plastered brick; thatch roof.
Plan and development: two 2-room plan cottages facing east and built down a
hillslope. Beggars Roost is uphill at the right end and Church View Cottage is down
hill to left. In fact these cottages have been made by subdividing a 4-room-and-
through-passage plan. Beggars Roost occupies the passage, hall and inner room. The
inner room, at the right end, is unheated and the hall has an axial stack backing
onto the passage. Now hall and inner room have been knocked together and the rear
passage doorway is blocked. Church View Cottage occupies the 2 rooms of the former
service end and there is an axial stack between them. The left end room here might
be an addition. Since no features were observed earlier than the C17 its earlier
historic development (as suggested by the plan) is impossible to determine. Both
cottages are 2 storeys with C20 outshots to rear.
Exterior: overall 4-window front of C20 casements with glazing bars. The passage
front doorway (to Beggars Roost) row contains a C20 door behind a contemporary
thatch-roof porch on plain posts. Doorway to Church View Cottage in the left end
wall and contains a similar door. The main roof is hipped to left and is gable-
ended to right.
Interior: only the interior of Beggars Roost was available for inspection at the
time of this survey. Both rooms here have axial beams with neat soffit chamfers.
The large former hall fireplace cheeks are made from single massive slabs of granite
ashlar and the oak lintel is roughly-finished. It has a bread oven to rear. The
roof was not inspected but the bottoms of the straight principals show and indicate
that it is made up of probably C17 A-frame trusses.
Listing NGR: SX6534694482
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