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Cleave Cottage pink Cottage the Post Office

A Grade II Listed Building in Widecombe in the Moor, Devon

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Coordinates

Latitude: 50.5505 / 50°33'1"N

Longitude: -3.834 / 3°50'2"W

OS Eastings: 270166

OS Northings: 73908

OS Grid: SX701739

Mapcode National: GBR QC.6QV2

Mapcode Global: FRA 27VL.XVY

Entry Name: Cleave Cottage pink Cottage the Post Office

Listing Date: 3 November 1986

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1242422

English Heritage Legacy ID: 441812

Location: Widecombe in the Moor, Teignbridge, Devon, TQ13

County: Devon

District: Teignbridge

Civil Parish: Widecombe in the Moor

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

Church of England Parish: Leusdon St John the Baptist

Church of England Diocese: Exeter

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Listing Text

WIDECOMBE-IN- PONSWORTHY
SX 77 SW THE-MOOR
6/239 Cleave Cottage, the Post Office
- and Pink Cottage

GV II

Row of 3 cottages. Cleave Cottage and the Post Office (to left) are probably early
C19, built on to Pink Cottage, which is probably a fragment of a C16 or C17 house;
C20 addition at rear of Pink Cottage. Granite rubble, covered with roughcast at
Cleave Cottage and painted at Pink Cottage; exposed part of south-west gable-wall of
the Post Office also roughcast. Cleave Cottage and the Post Office have asbestos-
slated roof. Large granite chimneystacks with thatch weatherings on left-hand gable
and on ridge, off-centre to right. Roof of Pink Cottage is thatched with half-hip
to right. Large granite chimneystack on ridge, almost at left-hand end. Single-
depth plans. 2 storeys. Cleave Cottage and the Post Office are 3 windows wide, the
ground-storey windows with plain granite lintels. Several of the windows have been
altered, but the left-hand ground and second-storey windows, and the right-hand
ground storey window have C19 casements with glazing bars. The doorways are paired,
having C20 doors and a common C20 wood porch with corrugated iron pent roof. Pink
Cottage has a small, old window to left of ground storey and a larger window with
wood lintel in the centre; latter has been partially blocked and the remainder
contains a C20 metal casement. Old plank door to right, the top and bottom halves
opening separately. C20 wood porch. 1 second storey window to right, having 2-
light C19 window with 3 panes per light.
Interiors only partly inspected. The left-hand ground storey room of Post Office
(the shop) has an upper floor of plain joists, running from front to back. Ground
storey room of Pink Cottage has a large fireplace with granite jambs and moulded
wood lintel; owner says he brought lintel from a burnt-out public house at Fenny
Bridges in East Devon. Although walls are stripped, there is no sign of a
ventilation slit to suggest this was the shippon end of a longhouse. C20 roof-
timbers.


Listing NGR: SX7016673908

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