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Mellow Thatch mellow Thatch Cottage mellow Thatch, Mellow Thatch Cottage (Alias Hoopers), and Pines pines

A Grade II Listed Building in Morchard Bishop, Devon

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Coordinates

Latitude: 50.8544 / 50°51'15"N

Longitude: -3.7456 / 3°44'44"W

OS Eastings: 277222

OS Northings: 107547

OS Grid: SS772075

Mapcode National: GBR L5.VDWZ

Mapcode Global: FRA 361V.2L9

Entry Name: Mellow Thatch mellow Thatch Cottage mellow Thatch, Mellow Thatch Cottage (Alias Hoopers), and Pines pines

Listing Date: 4 November 1985

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1250457

English Heritage Legacy ID: 432831

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

MORCHARD BISHOP CHURCH STREET (north side)
SS 7607 - 7707
Morchard Bishop
11/142 Mellow Thatch, Mellow Thatch
- Cottage (alias Hoopers), and Pines
II

3 cottages. Early mid - C17 and C19. Plastered cob and rubble; rubble stacks
topped with C19 and C20 brick; thatch roof, replaced by asbestos tile on Mellow
Thatch Cottage and by asbestos slate on Pines. 3 adjoining cottages facing south
comprising Mellow Thatch at right (east) end, a 2-room cottage with large rear
lateral stack; Mellow Thatch Cottage (alias Hoopers) in centre, a 2 room cottage
with axial stack; and Pines at left (west) end, a 2 room cottage with C20 rear
block. Outshuts to rear. 2 storeys. Irregular front fenestration. Mellow Thatch
has 2-window front of late C19 casements with glazing bars and third right end
ground floor window blocking former door - present door in right end. Low thatch
eyebrows over first floor windows and roof is gable-ended to right. Mellow Thatch
Cottage has symmetrical 2-window front of late C19 casements with glazing bars and
contemporary central plank door and gabled and slate-roofed porch with trellis-
filled sides. Pines has irregular 3-window front of C20 casements. Right or
central window blocking former doorway and present door in left end. Gable-ended
roof.
Interior of Mellow Thatch shows many early C17 features. Left room made from 2
former rooms each with chamfered and late step stopped crossbeam and a fireplace in
rear wall. Left fireplace is blocked although oven projection shows externally.
Right fireplace is rubble and its oak lintel has been cut back to make segmental
arch. Brick oven to right and cream oven to left. C17 roof of A frame trusses with
pegged dovetail lap-jointed collars. Interiors of Mellow Thatch Cottage and Pines
not inspected.
Mellow Thatch appears to have been 2 one-room plan cottages possibly church
almshouses.


Listing NGR: SS7722307544

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

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