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Mole Cottage and Cottage Adjoining to East

A Grade II Listed Building in Atherington, Devon

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Latitude: 50.9889 / 50°59'19"N

Longitude: -4.0086 / 4°0'31"W

OS Eastings: 259120

OS Northings: 122972

OS Grid: SS591229

Mapcode National: GBR KT.KSCL

Mapcode Global: FRA 26HH.G4C

Entry Name: Mole Cottage and Cottage Adjoining to East

Listing Date: 18 March 1987

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1253435

English Heritage Legacy ID: 436641

Location: Atherington, North Devon, Devon, EX37

County: Devon

District: North Devon

Civil Parish: Atherington

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

Church of England Parish: Atherington St Mary

Church of England Diocese: Exeter

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Listing Text

SS 52 SE
5/31 Mole Cottage and cottage
- adjoining to east


House and cottage adjoining to east. Formerly one tenement farmhouse, the lower
end rebuilt as small single cell cottage, the house part itself later divided into
2 cottages (as at time of previous survey) but now returned to single occupation.
C17, lower end rebuilt probably in late C18. Rendered stone rubble and cob.
Thatch roof with gable ends, the cottage with lower ridge height. Rendered rubble
stack at right end and rear lateral hall stack with off-sets. Brick stack at left
end. Through-passage plan, with front and rear openings now blocked, hall and
parlour to right. Lower end possibly originally a shippon rebuilt as small single
cell cottage.
2 storeys. 5 window range. C19/C20 fenestration, 2-light casements, 2 panes per
light. 2 large buttresses to Mole Cottage. Ground floor has 2-light casement, 6
panes per light to left of C20 door to cottage. Two 3-light casements, 2 panes per
light, that to left inserted in blocked through-passage doorway. Doorway punched
through into hall with plank door, and 2-light casement 2 panes per light at right
end. Leanto at right end with corrugated asbestos roof. Hall and parlour windows
to rear built out in line with hall stack with pantiled canopy.
Interior: ceiling beams to hall and parlour with wide chamfers and step stops. A
section of the through-passage plank and muntin hall screen survives, 4 panels wide
and 4-centred arch to chamfered door surround with old 3 plank door. Enclosed
under the introduced stairs in the hall is a straight-headed C17 door surround
corresponding with a similar door surround in the chamber above, both set in the
wall and indicating that a former projecting stair turret has been demolished. C17
roof structure largely intact with 3 heavy trusses with short curved feet, lap-
jointed collars and 2 tiers of trenched purlins and diagonally set ridge purlin.
No sign of smoke-blackening.

Listing NGR: SS5912022972

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

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