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Higher Cotley Farmhouse

A Grade II Listed Building in Dunsford, Devon

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Latitude: 50.6905 / 50°41'25"N

Longitude: -3.6268 / 3°37'36"W

OS Eastings: 285185

OS Northings: 89134

OS Grid: SX851891

Mapcode National: GBR QP.NXHY

Mapcode Global: FRA 3797.T16

Entry Name: Higher Cotley Farmhouse

Listing Date: 4 September 1986

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1215067

English Heritage Legacy ID: 400087

Location: Dunsford, Teignbridge, Devon, EX6

County: Devon

District: Teignbridge

Civil Parish: Dunsford

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

Church of England Parish: Dunsford St Mary

Church of England Diocese: Exeter

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Listing Text

SX 88 NE

7/51 Higher Cotley Farmhouse


House. Circa early C17 or earlier origins, C19 or C20 addition at right end.
Whitewashed rendered cob on stone rubble footings, some whitewashed rendered brick at
right end, wheat straw thatched roof hipped at left end, gabled at right end,
projecting front lateral stack with tall brick chimney shaft, axial stack (formerly
gable end stack), rear brick chimney to lean-to.
The late C17 plan was 3 room and a through passage, lower end to the right, the hall
heated from the front lateral stack, the lower end heated by a gable end stack, the
inner room unheated. The roof trusses suggest that the house was re-roofed in the
C18 when the eaves may have been raised. 2 rear lean-tos are probably largely C19.
In the C19 a straight stair was inserted against the rear wall of the hall and the
rear door of the passage was blocked, a rear corridor was made on the first floor.
The house has been extended at the right end, possibly incorporating a former
outbuilding, to give a 4 room and through passage plan.
2 storeys. Irregular 4-window front, the axial stack marking the right-hand end of
the C17 building. Large lateral stack with slate set-offs and brick shaft to the
left, doorway to the passage to the right of the stack. Eaves thatch eyebrowed over
the 3 first floor left-hand windows. Fenestration of 2-light casements with small
panes, some are iron casements, others have C20 square-leaded panes. Additional
entrance into right-hand room on extreme right.
Interior The passage plan survives, rear doorblocked. C20 screen replaces former
screen to left (higher side) of passage. The hall fireplace has been largely
rebuilt, the hall has a chamfered cross beam with ogee stops. The lower end
fireplace is blocked. The pegged collar rafter roof is probably C18 with slim, low,
straight collars, halved and pegged to the principals and an unusual arrangement at
the apex where the diagonally-set ridge is held by long pegs forming a V with one of
the principal rafters.
An attractive cob and thatch house which retains its early plan.

Listing NGR: SX8518589134

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