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Latitude: 50.9201 / 50°55'12"N
Longitude: -3.7063 / 3°42'22"W
OS Eastings: 280162
OS Northings: 114787
OS Grid: SS801147
Mapcode National: GBR L6.QBX7
Mapcode Global: FRA 363N.ZX7
Entry Name: Penford Cottages
Listing Date: 20 February 1967
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1305498
English Heritage Legacy ID: 97470
Location: Witheridge, North Devon, Devon, EX16
District: North Devon
Civil Parish: Witheridge
Built-Up Area: Witheridge
Traditional County: Devon
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon
Church of England Parish: Witheridge with Creacombe
Church of England Diocese: Exeter
SS 81 SW
9/64 Nos 1 and 2 Penford Cottages
4 small cottages in a row, now refashioned into 2 dwellings. Probably C18, altered
into 2 circa 1920. Rubble, gabled slate roof with wide eaves, 2 gable brick stacks
and 2 lateral stacks at rear with tall brick shafts.
Plan and development: probably 4-small single bay dwellings, altered circa 1920
into 2, each of these with a central hall and 2 flanking rooms, entrance halls with
straight-flight staircases, right room to right cottage on ground floor of full
height, first floor removed.
Exterior: 2 storeys, 3:3 windows, 2- and 3-light early C20 casements with leaded
lights, much medieval and later glass incorporated into these windows, very tall
easement to the right. 2 door openings, 1 to the centre of each dwelling, lean-to
porches with half-glazed doors.
Interior: the glass is the salient feature of the interior, some is medieval, some
C17 and some in early C20 quirky style with cherubs, ships etc. The remainder of
tne interiors have been completely refitted C20 with joinery and simple features.
Roof probably C18 with straight principals showing in the first floor bedrooms,
remainder of the ridge and rafters unseen.
Listing NGR: SS8016214787
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