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Christie Cottage

A Grade II Listed Building in Tedburn St. Mary, Devon

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Latitude: 50.7361 / 50°44'9"N

Longitude: -3.6651 / 3°39'54"W

OS Eastings: 282591

OS Northings: 94259

OS Grid: SX825942

Mapcode National: GBR QN.CS3P

Mapcode Global: FRA 3764.HXP

Plus Code: 9C2RP8PM+CW

Entry Name: Christie Cottage

Listing Date: 4 September 1986

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1216108

English Heritage Legacy ID: 401432

Location: Tedburn St. Mary, Teignbridge, Devon, EX6

County: Devon

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

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Small house. Circa late C16 or C17 origins, late C20 fenestration and addition at
left end. Whitewashed rendered cob, wheat straw thatched roof gabled at ends,
projecting end stacks with brick chimney shafts.
The present plan is a single-depth main range with heated rooms on either side of a
central passage containing a stair, there are rounded rear projections to each room,
probably formerly containing newel stairs. The late C16 plan was probably 2 or 3
rooms and a cross passage with the hall to the right, a service room at the lower end
to the left and possibly an inner room adjoining the hall at the right end. There is
some doubt about the position of the hall stack, the present right gable end stack
appears to be an insertion, probably of the C18, cutting through a late C16/C17 half-
beam against the right gable end wall, the hall may originally have been heated from
a front lateral stack. Disturbance to the front and rear walls indicates that the
lower end has been rebuilt, probably in the late C17. In the 1940s a straight stair
was inserted in the passage, probably coeval with the blocking of the stair turrets.
An extension has been added at right angles to the main range, abutting the lower end
and forming an L-plan and the house has been refenestrated with metal frame
2 storeys. Approximately symmetrical 3-window front,the eaves thatch eybrowed over
the first floor windows, a C20 thatched porch to the front door into the passage with
a C20 metal frame glazed door to the right of the porch giving a direct entry into
the right-hand room. Fenestration of C20 metal frame casements in altered
embrasures. The rear elevation, directly on to Six Mile Hill is particularly
attractive with rounded projections to left and right with the thatch carried down as
catslide roofs to the projections. One central first floor C20 window to rear and 1
small blocked ground floor rear window, probably C17, with a timber lintel.
Interior Several features of interest survive: the hall, to the right has 1
chamfered cross beam and part of a deeply chamfered half-beam with step stops
truncated by the chimney stack. The fireplace has a plain timber lintel and has been
partly rebuilt in brick. An oak plank and muntin screen with chamfered muntins
stopped at hall bench level forms the partition wall between hall and passage; part
of the screen has been cut to form a hatch but the structure is intact. Thick cob
wall between passage and lower end room, the lower end (left) room has a cross beam
with a narrow chamfer and step stops, C20 grate to stack. Some circa late C17/C18
joinery survives on the first floor with plank doors with strap hinges. 1 circa C17
roof truss (closed) survives over the right-hand room with a mortises apex, coeval
rafters and ridge intact. Old photograph in possession of owner showing front
elevation with casement windows.
Some good interior features and a prominent rear elevation to Six Mile Hill.

Listing NGR: SX8259194259

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