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Latitude: 50.7293 / 50°43'45"N
Longitude: -3.7126 / 3°42'45"W
OS Eastings: 279229
OS Northings: 93587
OS Grid: SX792935
Mapcode National: GBR QJ.TKWH
Mapcode Global: FRA 3734.X27
Entry Name: Melhuish Down Cottage
Listing Date: 4 September 1986
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1215978
English Heritage Legacy ID: 401268
Location: Tedburn St. Mary, Teignbridge, Devon, EX6
Civil Parish: Tedburn St. Mary
Traditional County: Devon
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon
Church of England Parish: Tedburn St Mary
Church of England Diocese: Exeter
TEDBURN ST MARY GOLDCROSS HILL
SX 79 SE
2/84 Melhuish Down Cottage
Small house. Late C17 or earlier. Whitewashed rendered cob on stone rubble
footings; thatched roof gabled at ends; left end stack, front lateral projecting
stack with rectangular bread oven.
The present plan is 2 rooms and a cross passage with a rear outshut the entire length
of the house under a catslide roof. The original plan may have been 2 rooms and a
passage with a hall/kitchen to the right and a lower end room to the left, the left-
hand end of the house has been rebuilt. There is some evidence of a former external
rear stair turret which suggests that the outshut is a later addition. A straight
stair has been inserted in the passage which may have been widened to accommodate it.
2 storeys. Asymmetrical 2-window front with the large stack with bread oven to right
of centre and a large C20 glazed thatched porch to the passage to left of centre. A
second door on the front to the right of the stack gives direct access into the hall.
Fenestration of 2-light casements, 2 panes per light.
Interior A number of C17 features survive. The hall fireplace has been largely
rebuilt, the hall has 2 chamfered cross beams with bar and step stops, exposed
joists, plank and muntin oak screen with chamfered muntins with step stops. The apex
of the roofspace is ceiled but an early roof structure may exist.
This house has an unusually small circa late C17 hall which shares the features found
in larger co-eval houses. The continuously thatched outshut is an attractive feature
of a building which backs directly on to Goldcross Hill.
Listing NGR: SX7922993586
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