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Ridge Cottage

A Grade II Listed Building in Morchard Bishop, Devon

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Latitude: 50.8542 / 50°51'15"N

Longitude: -3.7451 / 3°44'42"W

OS Eastings: 277262

OS Northings: 107524

OS Grid: SS772075

Mapcode National: GBR L5.VF2V

Mapcode Global: FRA 361V.2SZ

Entry Name: Ridge Cottage

Listing Date: 4 November 1985

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1250453

English Heritage Legacy ID: 432826

Location: Morchard Bishop, Mid Devon, Devon, EX17

County: Devon

District: Mid Devon

Civil Parish: Morchard Bishop

Built-Up Area: Morchard Bishop

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

Church of England Parish: Morchard Bishop St Mary

Church of England Diocese: Exeter

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Listing Text

SS 7607 - 7707
Morchard Bishop
- Ridge Cottage

House, originally a row of 3 cottages, sometime stables and garage. Early C16,
converted to stables and garage in early C20 and converted to single house in mid
C20. Partly plastered cob on rubble footings; partly plastered rubble; rubble
stacks topped with C20 brick; slate roof. 3 room plan house facing north,
originally comprising 3 single cell houses. End stacks to outer room and centre
room has axial stack to right (west). 2 storeys. Irregular 2-window front of C20
casements with glazing bars and including, first floor left, an early C16 oak 2-
light trefoil-headed window in situ. First floor left is a C20 gable-roofed dormer
and in centre is large early C20 loading hatch with gabled roof. Roof is gable-
ended to left and hipped to right. Photographs of the front stripped of render
shows original arrangement of 2-window fronts to left (east) and centre with outer
doors. Butt join right of centre shows former right end cottage is rubble-built and
later than other 2, and had a 1-window front with door at right end. Some blockings
show internally. Roof hipped to right, gable-ended to left, C20 door and C20 glass-
sided conservatory to rear.
Interior was much altered in early C20 when converted to stables and garage. Only 1
original beam survives. It is in the middle room; chamfered with diagonal cut
stops. End stacks of dressed volcanic stone with plain oak lintels central
fireplace is blocked. Early C16 roof structure survives including 3 side-pegged
jointed crucks.
Built on glebe land and very close to the church these were probably almshouses.
Left end is said to have once extended further with a first floor schoolroom over
the gateway into the churchyard.

Listing NGR: SS7726207524

This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.

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