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Littlecott Cottage

A Grade II Listed Building in Newton Poppleford and Harpford, Devon

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Latitude: 50.7057 / 50°42'20"N

Longitude: -3.2883 / 3°17'17"W

OS Eastings: 309126

OS Northings: 90355

OS Grid: SY091903

Mapcode National: GBR P7.45L5

Mapcode Global: FRA 4706.SW6

Plus Code: 9C2RPP46+7M

Entry Name: Littlecott Cottage

Listing Date: 26 May 1987

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1203588

English Heritage Legacy ID: 352385

Location: Newton Poppleford and Harpford, East Devon, Devon, EX10

County: Devon

Civil Parish: Newton Poppleford and Harpford

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

Church of England Parish: Harpford St Gregory the Great

Church of England Diocese: Exeter

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Cottage, formerly coach house and stables. Probably C17 rebuilt in C19 and
thoroughly modernised and rearranged circa 1960. Plastered stone rubble, maybe some
cob; brick stack; thatch roof.
The C20 modernisations make an interpretation of the original building somewhat
difficult. It faces west and the main block comprises a store at the left
(northern) end in the former coach house and a large room at the right end with a
lobby between. The large room has an end stack and there is an outshot to rear of
the store and a small single storey C20 kitchen on the right end. Main block is 2
Main block has an irregular 3-window front of probably C20 casements with
rectangular panes of leaded glass. The first floor windows have thatch eyebrows
over. On the ground floor left end is the large elliptical arch of the coach house
now filled with a circa 1960 glazed door and curving bay window, both with glazing
bars. To right the main front doorway contains a plank door inlcuding a leaded
glass window. The left end is covered by the C20 porch belonging to Littlecott
(q.v.) The left end bay is broken forward very slightly from the main front. The
roof is gable-ended to right and half-hipped to left. On the right end the C20
kitchen has its own front plank door with a small leaded glass window alongside.
The left end wall has a first floor leaded glass casement and the rear roof is
carried down over the outshot.
Interior is largely the result of the C20 modernisation. However the main room has
a C17 soffit-chamfered and scroll-stopped cross beam. The fireplace is probably a
C20 rebuild made up of thin bricks which are arranged in patterns. It has a high
plain timber lintel and incorporates a late C19 cast iron oven door. The roof
structure was rebuilt in C20.
Although Littlecott Cottage has been so thoroughly modernised in the C20 the
building still preserves much character and groups well with other nearby listed
buildings, principally Littlecott (q.v.) and Peeks (q.v.)

Listing NGR: SY0912690355

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