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Rose Cottage

A Grade II Listed Building in Dartmouth, Devon

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Latitude: 50.351 / 50°21'3"N

Longitude: -3.5787 / 3°34'43"W

OS Eastings: 287780

OS Northings: 51307

OS Grid: SX877513

Mapcode National: GBR QS.RB6H

Mapcode Global: FRA 38D3.MLX

Entry Name: Rose Cottage

Listing Date: 11 December 1969

Last Amended: 4 November 2010

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1197544

English Heritage Legacy ID: 387189

Location: Dartmouth, South Hams, Devon, TQ6

County: Devon

District: South Hams

Civil Parish: Dartmouth

Built-Up Area: Dartmouth

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

Church of England Parish: Dartmouth Townstal

Church of England Diocese: Exeter

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Listing Text


673-1/8/61 CHURCH CLOSE
11-DEC-69 5

(Formerly listed as:
(Formerly listed as:
5 AND 7)

A small house constructed in the early-mid C17, with some C19 modernisation.

MATERIALS: The house is of mixed construction: stone rubble side walls and a smooth rendered timber-framed front. There is a rendered stone chimneystack with clay pots. The roof is slate the windows and door are timber.

PLAN: A single-bay, double-depth plan.

EXTERIOR: The three-storey house has a one-window range. The central windows on each floor have 12-pane sashes with slender glazing bars. The first and second floor windows are set in a canted bay. The doorway to the right contains a C19 six-panel door under a flat-roofed hood with shaped timber brackets. The top two panels of the door are glazed and cast iron door furniture includes a small letterbox, a door knocker and doorknob. The door step is local stone, and to the left is a cast iron boot scraper inset in the wall. There is a slate roof with a rendered left end stack above plain eaves. The house stands in a row between other C17 buildings.

INTERIOR: Not Inspected (2009)

HISTORY: No. 5 Church Close stands opposite the medieval St Saviour's Church, which forms the focus for the New Quay area of Dartmouth. The list description for the church notes that many of the surrounding houses were occupied by merchant families who are commemorated in the church, and that several houses survive with architectural parallels to the C17 carpentry and joinery in the church. The neighbouring house to No. 5 Church Close, Pilot Cottage or No. 7 Church Close has C17 panelling in the hallway. It is unknown whether such features survive in No. 5, but from external appearances it would seem that the buildings are of a similar date, type and function: C17 merchant houses.

No. 5 Church Close appears to have been modernised in the early/ mid-C19 with new oriel windows and a new front door with hood, plus a cast iron boot scraper. The building is generally shown in its current configuration on the Ordnance Survey map of 1889, although the rear of the property appears to have been reworked over the intervening years.


Rose Cottage, No. 5 Church Close is listed at Grade II for the following principal reasons:

* The building remains a characterful C17 house with C19 modifications.

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

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