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A Grade II Listed Building in Morchard Bishop, Devon

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Latitude: 50.8301 / 50°49'48"N

Longitude: -3.7514 / 3°45'5"W

OS Eastings: 276750

OS Northings: 104862

OS Grid: SS767048

Mapcode National: GBR L4.X5F8

Mapcode Global: FRA 361X.0B2

Plus Code: 9C2RR6JX+3C

Entry Name: Knathorne

Listing Date: 4 November 1985

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1263322

English Heritage Legacy ID: 432573

Location: Morchard Bishop, Mid Devon, Devon, EX17

County: Devon

Civil Parish: Morchard Bishop

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

Church of England Parish: Morchard Bishop St Mary

Church of England Diocese: Exeter

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SS 90 SE
- Knathorne
- II

2 cottages, formerly 1 farmhouse. Early-mid C17 with possibly earlier core,
refurbished in early C18. Plastered cob on rubble footings; rubble stacks topped
with mainly C19 brick; thatched roof. Originally a 3-room-and-through-passage plan
house facing south-east with former inner room at right (north-east) end. Secondary
rear blocks at right angles, behind former service and inner rooms. Large axial
hall stack backing onto passage and projecting end stack to service room. Left
(south-western) cottage occupies former passage, service room and rear block, and
right (north-eastern) cottage occupies former hall, inner room and rear block. 2
storeys. Irregular 5 window front of C19 and C20 casements with glazing bars. Hall
has unusually wide C19 7-light window with central large pane casement. Other
lights have relatively small panes including some early glass. 2 first floor
casements at left end have similar small panes. Both cottages have plank doors.
Left door to original passage. Right door to former inner room. Roof hipped each
end and left end stack has tall chimney shaft of mostly C19 brick. Both rear blocks
are gable ended.
Interior: left cottage shows mostly early C18 features. 2 panel door with ornate
fleur-de-lys finials through cob cross wall from passage to service room. Other 2
panel doors with HL hinges on first floor. Service room has plastered cross beam
and volcanic rubble fireplace with plain oak lintel resting on oak plates, its right
side altered in C19 by insertion of brick side oven. Rear archway to stairs, early
C18 dogleg stairs with turned posts and balusters, closed string and shaped
handrails. Right cottage shows mostly C19 features but inner room has exposed early
C18 cross beam, chamfered with runout stops and a C17 chamfered and scroll-stopped
door frame on first floor between hall and inner room chambers. Roof apparently
renewed in C18 comprising a series of A frame trusses with pegged lap-jointed
collars and at apex tenon extended to seat ridge. Remains of early C17 truss by
hall. stack shows housing for dovetail lap-jointed collar. Other early features
probably remain hidden by C19 and C20 plasterwork.

Listing NGR: SS7675004862

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