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Latitude: 50.8549 / 50°51'17"N
Longitude: -3.507 / 3°30'25"W
OS Eastings: 294021
OS Northings: 107240
OS Grid: SS940072
Mapcode National: GBR LH.VFCB
Mapcode Global: FRA 36JV.5JY
Entry Name: Hillside Cottage
Listing Date: 28 August 1987
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1306017
English Heritage Legacy ID: 96633
Location: Bickleigh, Mid Devon, Devon, EX16
Civil Parish: Bickleigh
Traditional County: Devon
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon
Church of England Parish: Bickleigh St Mary
Church of England Diocese: Exeter
SS 90 NW BICKLEIGH BELL HILL, Bickleigh
5/14 Hillside Cottage
Cottage. 2 different building phases ; the right hand end circa late C16/early C17
or earlier in origin, the left hand end probably C18 ; late C20 alterations and 1
room plan addition at rear right. Whitewashed and rendered ; thatched roof, gabled
at right end ; left end stack, projecting right end stack, both with brick shafts.
Plan: Raised above the road and sited on the hillside, the floor level of the right
hand end considerably higher than the left hand end. Complex evolution. Carpentry
in the right end suggests a late C16/early C17 origin for this end of the house. At
one time the left end of the building was clearly one property with the right end of
Rose Cottage (q.v.). The present plan is 2 rooms wide, the partition between the 2
rooms largely removed. A newel stair adjoins the left end stack, direct entry into
the right hand room. Late C20 single storey rear addition.
2 storeys. Asymmetrical 1:2 window front with a C20 glazed door at the extreme
right. C20 casements ; 3 on the ground floor, 2 on the first floor.
Interior 1 deeply chamfered axial beam with step hollow stops to the right hand room.
Probably C18 timber newel stair adjacent to left end stack.
Roof: Access to the roofspace is very limited but the timbers are of large scantling.
They have been stained by preservative which makes it difficult to establish whether
there is any smoke-blackening but it is possible that they may be late medieval.
Group value with Rose Cottage (q.v.) and part of an attractive thatched group on the
road to the village centre.
Listing NGR: SS9402107240
This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.
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