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Neopardy Cottages

A Grade II Listed Building in Crediton Hamlets, Devon

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Latitude: 50.7771 / 50°46'37"N

Longitude: -3.7105 / 3°42'37"W

OS Eastings: 279495

OS Northings: 98893

OS Grid: SX794988

Mapcode National: GBR QK.X6H8

Mapcode Global: FRA 3731.B7Q

Plus Code: 9C2RQ7GQ+RQ

Entry Name: Neopardy Cottages

Listing Date: 20 May 1985

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1258131

English Heritage Legacy ID: 444403

Location: Crediton Hamlets, Mid Devon, Devon, EX17

County: Devon

Civil Parish: Crediton Hamlets

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

Church of England Parish: Crediton

Church of England Diocese: Exeter

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Farmhouse with adjoining cottage and bakehouse, later converted to 4 cottages, now
a house. Early C16, improved and cottage and bakehouse added in C17, subdivided
and barn added in C19, united and modernised in C20. Plastered cob on rubble
footings; cob and rubble stacks topped with C20 brick; wheat reed thatch roof.
Originally a 3-room-and-through-passage house with service room at east end (right
of south-facing front). 2 room cottage added to inner room projecting behind and
single room bakehouse added to that creating long frontage. C19 barn built behind
service room and open-fronted store built across the back of cottage creating small
rear courtyard. Massive lateral stack to rear of hall, another to front of cottage
and bakehouse stack projecting from left gable end. Now 2 storeys. Long,
irregular 8-window front. The right side 4-windows in section projecting slightly
from left front is the original farmhouse and the windows are possibly C18; they
are timber flat-faced mullion windows with internal beading, the frames are pegged
and some include vertical iron bars. All have C20 glazing. C19 and C20 casements
to left. Most first floor windows are half dormers and those over hall and inner
room have gabled roofs. Doors all C20. Glass door to right to original through
passage. C20 oak panelled door to inner room with thatched hood on posts.
Volcanic ashlar stack projecting from cottage has original chimney shaft and
moulded coping and C19 oven projection. Roof hipped to right, gabled to left.
Rear has bee-bole to hall and cottage wing includes C17 oak 2-light mullioned
window on west side.
Inside, service end refurbished in C19 and barn now brought into house. Head of
passage-hall screen is exposed and hall has massive stone fireplace with
replacement lintel and C19 oven. The smoke-blackened roof and side-pegged jointed
cruck truss over hall proves that it was originally open and heated by an open
hearth fire. Full height cob crosswall at upper end of hall, and another (the
former gable end and blind until C20) to cottage. Front cottage room has step-
stopped chamfered beam and volcanic ashlar fireplace with oak lintel and chamfered
surround, probably late C16. Bakehouse beyond another cob crosswall also has step-
stopped beam but C17 fireplace, its oak lintel chamfered with scroll stops and a
large bread oven.

Listing NGR: SX7949598893

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