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Higher Thorn Cottage

A Grade II Listed Building in Sidmouth, Devon

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Latitude: 50.697 / 50°41'49"N

Longitude: -3.1989 / 3°11'55"W

OS Eastings: 315422

OS Northings: 89275

OS Grid: SY154892

Mapcode National: GBR P9.GRSR

Mapcode Global: FRA 4757.KL3

Plus Code: 9C2RMRW2+QC

Entry Name: Higher Thorn Cottage

Listing Date: 19 June 1987

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1287119

English Heritage Legacy ID: 403172

Location: Sidmouth, East Devon, Devon, EX10

County: Devon

Civil Parish: Sidmouth

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

Church of England Parish: Salcombe Regis St Mary and St Peter

Church of England Diocese: Exeter

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Cottage. Late C15 or early C16 with early C17 and C19 alterations.
Alterations and additions 1987. Stone and flint rubble, thatched roof
half hipped at ends, brick ridge stack. Two storeys. Originally a four
bay hall house with upper cruck frames set in cob walls. Central hall of
two bays with screens passage at east end. The east bay demolished and
replaced in C19 by a single storey lean-to addition now replaced (1987)
by a new bay to match existing externally. Early C17 floor and stack
inserted in hall on the line of the screens. On the north side a wing
extension added 1987 for new entrance lobby and staircase. Externally,
doorway to screens passage with quoined jambs and timber lintol re-opened.
C20 two light casements: 2 to left of doorway and 4 on first floor, 3
light casement to right of doorway. A sloping buttress in brick to right
of doorway. Similar C20 casements in north and east walls. Interior: In
hall to left of fireplace, a timber framed arched doorway with post and
muntin panels surviving from medieval screen. Early C17 cross beamed
ceiling inserted in hall: heavily chamfered beams with broached stops,
exposed joists. Partition between hall and ground floor room in west bay
removed and beam supported by a central post. Inglenook fireplace in hall,
with later inserted bread oven, has elaborately moulded bressumer and
left hand jambs post. Right hand post removed or obsured when the south
wall widened internally. The west bay, now part of hall, has exposed
lateral bridging beam and exposed joists. Doorway to screens passage on
north side with S shaped posts and lintol over, now entered from C20
entrance lobby. On first floor partly exposed raised jointed crucks with
purlins at wall top level. A timber framed partition inserted under the
western cruck truss. Evidence of earlier window openings in the north

Listing NGR: SY1542289274

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