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Latitude: 50.9899 / 50°59'23"N
Longitude: -4.0076 / 4°0'27"W
OS Eastings: 259195
OS Northings: 123081
OS Grid: SS591230
Mapcode National: GBR KT.KSPK
Mapcode Global: FRA 26HH.GK3
Entry Name: Lemons Cottage
Listing Date: 18 March 1987
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1292472
English Heritage Legacy ID: 96875
Location: Atherington, North Devon, Devon, EX37
District: North Devon
Civil Parish: Atherington
Traditional County: Devon
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon
Church of England Parish: Atherington St Mary
Church of England Diocese: Exeter
SS 52 SE
5/14 Lemons Cottage
Tenement farmhouse. C16 with earlier fabric probably concealed; upper end partly
rebuilt in C20. Painted stone rubble and cob. Half-hipped thatch roof. Axial
stone rubble stack with drip and tapered cap. Brick shaft to rubble stack at right
3 room and through-passage plan, possibly originally an open hall with stack
inserted backing onto through-passage. Circa 1980 the whole parlour or higher end
collapsed but leaving the hall/inner room partition and remainder of fabric intact,
the collapsed portion being rebuilt in same style.
2 storeys. 2 window range. C19/C20 fenestration. 2-light casement to left, 3
panes per light with eyebrow dormer. 2-light casement, 6 panes per light at right
end. Ground floor has three 2-light casements, 3 panes per light and replaced C20
window at left end. Short buttress to left of through-passage doorway with plank
door. The lower end is recessed slightly. Leanto with corrugated iron room at
right end. Small projecting stair turret to rear of hall.
Interior: plank and muntin screens survive between hall/inner room and through
passage/lower end. The hall screen is raised on a low rubble plinth, 7 planks wide
with chamfered muntins, scroll-stopped at bench level. The top rail is also
chamfered between the muntins. Chamfered surround to doorway through to inner room
at right end with slightly cambered head. Screen between through-passage and lower
end is 5 planks wide, also with scroll-stops near the base of the chamfered muntins
but with unmoulded top rail. Chamfered surround to straight-headed doorway.
Ceiling beam to lower end has wide step-stopped chamfer. There is no access to the
roof space, but the feet of 2 heavy trusses, those over the lower end entirely
cased in, and over hall indicating a pair of raised cruck blades with the soffit of
a cranked collar visible, are set low enough into the walls to suggest the
possibility of a former open hall house.
Listing NGR: SS5919523081
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