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Latitude: 50.8082 / 50°48'29"N
Longitude: -3.7497 / 3°44'59"W
OS Eastings: 276811
OS Northings: 102419
OS Grid: SS768024
Mapcode National: GBR L4.YKVF
Mapcode Global: FRA 361Y.LZL
Plus Code: 9C2RR752+74
Entry Name: Furzedown Cottages
Listing Date: 20 November 1986
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1242512
English Heritage Legacy ID: 441931
Location: Copplestone, Mid Devon, Devon, EX17
Civil Parish: Copplestone
Traditional County: Devon
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon
Church of England Parish: Down St Mary
Church of England Diocese: Exeter
SS 70 SE
- Nos. 1-4 (inc) Furzedown Cottages
4 cottages, formerly farmhouse and barn. Probably C17 core, converted to cottages
in C19. Plastered cob on rubble footings; stone rubble stacks topped with C19 and
C20 brick, some are plastered; thatch roof.
Row of four 2-roan plan cottages facing south-west. No. 1 is the left (north-
western) end cottage and No. 4 is the right (south-eastern) end cottage. Each
cottage has a slightly different layout. Left end stack and axial stacks in party
walls between cottages except at right end (No. 4) which has a rear lateral stack.
All have circa 1960 service outshots to rear. 2 storeys.
No. 1 has 2-window front with C20 casements without glazing bars to ground floor
arid single first floor late C19 casement with glazing bars. Central C20 door and
gabled and shingle-roofed porch. No. 2 has nearly symmetrical 3-window front of
casements with glazing bars, C20 on ground floor, C19 on first including some panes
of leaded glass. Central C20 door with gabled and shingle-roofed porch. Nos. 3
and 4 both have irregular 2-window fronts of C20 casements without glazing bars,
and C20 doors. No. 4 has a gabled and shingle roofed porch. Continuous roof is
gable ended to left and hipped to right. Buttress projects between Nos. 3 and 4
and rear of No. 2 shows projecting short midstrey walls from former barns.
Interiors: show mostly late C19 and C20 detail. The former farmhouse is supposed
to have been at right end but no carpentry detail is now exposed in Nos. 3 or 4.
The row looks particularly attractive in the middle distance from the main Exeter-
North Devon road through Copplestone Village.
Listing NGR: SS7681102419
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