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Latitude: 51.0424 / 51°2'32"N
Longitude: -3.7028 / 3°42'9"W
OS Eastings: 280722
OS Northings: 128380
OS Grid: SS807283
Mapcode National: GBR L6.GRSC
Mapcode Global: FRA 364C.79V
Entry Name: Thatched Cottage
Listing Date: 20 February 1967
Last Amended: 24 November 1988
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1213510
English Heritage Legacy ID: 398124
Location: Molland, North Devon, Devon, EX36
District: North Devon
Civil Parish: Molland
Traditional County: Devon
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon
Church of England Parish: Molland St Mary
Church of England Diocese: Exeter
20/76 Thatched Cottage (formerly listed
20.2.67 as Pair of Cottages s.w. of
Nos. 1,2 and 3 Church Gate)
Shown on O.S. map as Dove Cot.
Pair of cottages, now one. Late C17 or early C18, extended in the early to mid-C18.
C18 and C19 lean-to additions, that to left probably raised in C20. Rendered,
probably over stone and cob, with some painted coursed stone rubble to right.
Additions of coursed rubble, partly painted and rendered. Flanking lean-to additions
with Welsh-slate and asbestos-slate roofs and corrugated-iron roofed lean-to addition
at rear. Stone stacks with weatherings.
Plan and development: Overall 3-room plan. The late C17 house had 2-room plan
consisting of hall to right (east) with end stack to right (now axial) and entrance
at lower end to left (central to C17 plan), and smaller unheated room to left (west)
with staircase at rear. Early C18 1-room addition to right with external lateral
stack to rear and staircase in left-hand corner. 2-storeys, including left-hand
lean-to addition, the right-hand and rear lean-to addition of 1-storey.
Exterior: Asymmetrical 3-window front; 3-light wooden casements. The first-floor
two to right and the ground floor one to right are early C18 with square-leaded
lights, the centre light of each a cast-iron opening casement with C18 catches.
Entrance between first and second windows from left with C19 boarded door and
probably C19 slate porch with slate bench to left; C19 boarded to far right. Lean-to
addition to left with first floor 2-light wooden casement to front and ground-floor
1-light wooden casement, and lean-to addition set back to right has C19 boarded door
to front with old wrought-iron strap hinges.
Interior: Particularly unaltered hall, with late C17 or early C18 plastered ceiling,
open fireplace with wooden lintel, probably late C18 surround with beaded edge, and
bread oven wih cast-iron door; early C18 cupboard to right of fireplace with raised
and fielded panels and H-hinges; cupboard to left of fireplace too; L-shaped bench
along front wall and part of side wall. Curved left-hand jamb of hall window. C17
oak winder staircase at rear of left-hand room. C17 and C18 roof, 3 bays to left of
stack and 2 to right, with open trusses.
Old cobbled pathway up to front door of cottage.
Listing NGR: SS8072828379
This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.
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