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Sunset Cottage

A Grade II Listed Building in Tawstock, Devon

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Latitude: 51.0133 / 51°0'47"N

Longitude: -4.0307 / 4°1'50"W

OS Eastings: 257642

OS Northings: 125730

OS Grid: SS576257

Mapcode National: GBR KS.JDQB

Mapcode Global: FRA 26FF.RHT

Entry Name: Sunset Cottage

Listing Date: 25 February 1965

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1253649

English Heritage Legacy ID: 436899

Location: Tawstock, North Devon, Devon, EX37

County: Devon

Civil Parish: Tawstock

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

Church of England Parish: Tawstock St Peter

Church of England Diocese: Exeter

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Listing Text

SS 52 NE
4/62 Sunset Cottage

House, probably mid C16, remodelled in C17. Rendered stone and cob. Asbestos slate
roof with gable ends. Large front lateral stack with tapered cap, offsets and bread
oven projection.
Unusual plan form with hall heated by lateral stack at right end, formerly open to
the roof, with direct entry to smaller room adjoining to left. A single cell range
at the left end was demolished c. 1970. Stairs to rear of hall in 2 storey
continuous outshut.
2 storeys. Irregular C20 fenestration with diamond leaded lights. 2 light casement
over cased in C16 doorway to left of stack and 3 light over 2 light casement to
right. 2 storey outshut to rear has reset C17 and scroll-stopped chamfered door
surround, one of the jambs replaced, with plank door with cover strips.
Interior moulded plasterwork cornice to hall and partly surviving to chamber over.
Integral bench seat in window built out in line with stack. Chamfered fireplace
lintel. Low chamfered beam at the lower end of hall indicates former jettied
construction confirmed by the roof structure which survives largely intact below the
superimposed C20 roof. 2 raised cruck trusses with threaded purlins and ridge
purlin and morticed and tenoned collars, that over the centre of the hall thoroughly
smoke-blackened as are the purlins, rafters and surviving battens. The second
truss over the jetty is closed to the apex with a cob and lime plaster partition,
smoke blackened on the hall side only, the roof timbers over the smaller room being
clean. An interesting example therefore of a house built in a transitional period
being partially floored from the outset, the hall itself not being ceiled until the
early to mid C17.

Listing NGR: SS5764225730

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

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