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Church Cottage

A Grade II Listed Building in Satterleigh and Warkleigh, Devon

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Latitude: 50.9884 / 50°59'18"N

Longitude: -3.936 / 3°56'9"W

OS Eastings: 264215

OS Northings: 122782

OS Grid: SS642227

Mapcode National: GBR KX.L0NZ

Mapcode Global: FRA 26NH.LFC

Plus Code: 9C2RX3Q7+9J

Entry Name: Church Cottage

Listing Date: 8 January 1988

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1258845

English Heritage Legacy ID: 445607

ID on this website: 101258845

Location: Warkleigh, North Devon, EX37

County: Devon

District: North Devon

Civil Parish: Satterleigh and Warkleigh

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

Church of England Parish: Warkleigh St John

Church of England Diocese: Exeter

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- II

Former church house, now private dwelling. Late Cl6/early Cl7. Rendered stone
rubble, rear unrendered. Slate roof with gable ends. Brick stack at left gable
end and rear lateral stone rubble stack with brick shaft, offsets and bread oven
projection. Plan: Single room deep, 4 rooms in line, with direct entry into each
of the larger heated rooms at erach end, and staircase to rear of the right-hand
of the 2 narrower middle rooms. Development: Subsequent C19 and C20 alterations
have heavily obscured the original plan, but the head beams of 2 plank and muntin
screens, if in situ, suggest a wide former cross-passage towards the left, upper
end with a probable parlour to left and larger hall to right heated by the rear
lateral stack. The headbeams are unrelated to present partition, the screens
presumably removed in the C18 or C19 when the house appears to have been divided
into 2 occupations, the parlour being increased and the hall reduced in length to
create 2 small middle rooms, each no wider than a passage, which presumably served
as sculleries to each of the cottages. The staircase serving the left-hand cottage
has been removed, the present staircase which breaks into 2 flights at the rear
of the right-hand middle room, having been refashioned in mid C20. 2 storeys.
4-window range. All 2-light casements 6 panes per light except for C20 ground floor
window to right of C20 gabled conservatory porch with plank inner door. C20 door
giving direct entry into left-hand room. C20 lean-to at right end. Interior:
Parlour has single chamfered cross ceiling beam, hall has 2 similar beams, all with
keel stops. fireplace to lateral hall stack concealed. Headrails to 2 plank and
muntin screens, chamfered on the outer arrises only to parlour and left-hand middle
room, that to parlour supported at the rear end on a jowled bracket or possibly
concealed post. Otherwise C19 joinery principally intact. Roof: 4 heavy trusses
with straight principals, 2 tiers of butt purlins, and formerly morticed and tenoned
collars. No evidence of smoke-blackening. Church Cottage backs onto Warkleigh
Churchyard and has been, in turn, a church house, parish poor houses (until 1837)
farm cottages and, as now, a private dwelling. P W Copeland 'Devonshire Church
Houses', Part VIII p 268.

Listing NGR: SS6421522782

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