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Latitude: 51.0416 / 51°2'29"N
Longitude: -3.7043 / 3°42'15"W
OS Eastings: 280616
OS Northings: 128295
OS Grid: SS806282
Mapcode National: GBR L6.GRDK
Mapcode Global: FRA 364C.DQ8
Entry Name: Molland Botreaux Post Office sunnymead Cottage
Listing Date: 24 November 1988
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1213513
English Heritage Legacy ID: 398130
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
20/82 Molland Botreaux Post Office and
- Sunnymead Cottage
House, latterly 3 cottages, now 2 cottages including post office. Early C17 with
late C17 or early C18 addition, minor late C18 addition and some late C20
alterations. Coursed stone rubble to ground floor and rendered cob to first floor ;
completely rendered end walls. Welsh-slate roof, gable-ended to right and hipped to
left (formerly thatched). Squared and coursed stone rubble stacks with weatherings
and caps, one cement rendered.
Plan and development: C17 three-room plan to left; consisting of larger principal
room (probably former kitchen) to right with external lateral stack to rear, and
opposed entrances (probably to former through passage) in front and back walls at
left-hand end of right-hand room and former parlour to left with axial stack at
right-hand end, and small unheated inner room between the two with passage in front.
Winder staircase in right-hand rear corner of right-hand room. One-room plan
addition (probably late C17) to right (see straight joint to front) with external end
stack to right and former gable-end entrance, possibly added when the house was
divided into 3 cottages, and further entrance added to the left-hand room. Probably
late C19 or C20 lean-to addition at right-hand gable end of cottage. Two storeys.
Exterior: Asymmetrical 4-window front; late C19 2-and 3-light wooden casements.
Small late C20 one-light casement inserted between first and second first-floor
windows from left. C19 boarded doors between first and second and second and third
windows from left, both with C20 lean-to concrete porches. Boarded door in-lean-to
outshut to right with late C20 gabled concrete-block porch.
Interior: Right-hand ground-floor room of early C17 part with cased spine beam and
half beams; later lateral dividing wall. Old winder staircase in rear corner;
cupboard under stairs has boarded door with H-L hinges. Left-hand room has chamfered
cross beam and beams along walls with scroll stops; blocked fireplace with chamfered
wooden lintel. Central unheated room also with chamfered cross beam. C17 roof
consisting of 4 trusses with mortice and tenoned apices, diagonally-set ridge-piece,
and a single purlin each side. Ground-floor room of cottage adjoining to right has
roughly chamfered spine beam, open fireplace with plain wooden lintel, and old
boarded side door, back door and cupboard door, the last two with H-L hinges. C17 A-
frame roof trusses.
Listing NGR: SS8061628295
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