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St Marys Cottage

A Grade II Listed Building in Stockleigh English, Devon

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Latitude: 50.8451 / 50°50'42"N

Longitude: -3.6352 / 3°38'6"W

OS Eastings: 284969

OS Northings: 106342

OS Grid: SS849063

Mapcode National: GBR L9.W4VQ

Mapcode Global: FRA 368V.X5M

Plus Code: 9C2RR9W7+3W

Entry Name: St Marys Cottage

Listing Date: 4 November 1985

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1250889

English Heritage Legacy ID: 433390

ID on this website: 101250889

Location: Stockleigh English, Mid Devon, EX17

County: Devon

District: Mid Devon

Civil Parish: Stockleigh English

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

Church of England Parish: Stockleigh English St Mary the Virgin

Church of England Diocese: Exeter

Tagged with: Thatched cottage

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House, former church house. Early-mid C16 with later alterations. Plastered cob on
rubble footings; rubble stacks with C20 brick chimney shafts, one plastered; thatch
roof. Much altered 3-room-and-through-passage plan facing east, away from road and
towards churchyard. Former service room on right (north) end. End stacks to former
inner and service rooms, the former projecting and now disused. 2 storeys. Regular
but not symmetrical 3-window front of mostly C20 casements without glazing bars but
including 2 late C17-early C18 3-light flat-faced mullion windows with central
casements, both at first floor level. Centre window has C19 casement but outer
lights contain small rectangular panes of leaded glass and right window is similar
but outer lights contain diamond panes of leaded glass. Many of glass panes are of
early thin glass. There are 2 doorways, one at right end and another right of
centre. Both have late C19 porches with high steeply-pitched gabled and thatch
roofs resting on rustic posts. The front wall breaks forward slightly near the
centre. Roof is gable-ended to left (south) and carried over top of disused stack.
It is hipped to right. Tall chimney shafts on opposing corners are C20. Rear 2-
window front of C20 casements without glazing bars and at left (north) end
projecting stair turret to service end.
Interior: much altered. Single C16 side-pegged jointed cruck truss of large
scantling over hall is smoke-blackened indicating that original hall was open to
roof and heated by an open hearth. No surviving passage-hall screen and upper hall
screen largely removed leaving only head beam and end posts from C16 plank-and-
muntin screen. No hall fireplace. Hall floored in C17 by chamfered and step
stopped beam. Small inner room has remains of large C17 stack, converted to an
alcove with rear window in C20 (oak lintel now in garden). Inner room and service
end reroofed in C19.

Listing NGR: SS8496906342

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