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Smithincott Cottage

A Grade II Listed Building in Uffculme, Devon

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Latitude: 50.8961 / 50°53'45"N

Longitude: -3.3327 / 3°19'57"W

OS Eastings: 306373

OS Northings: 111578

OS Grid: ST063115

Mapcode National: GBR LQ.RX31

Mapcode Global: FRA 36XQ.TQD

Plus Code: 9C2RVMW8+CW

Entry Name: Smithincott Cottage

Listing Date: 15 April 1987

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1306040

English Heritage Legacy ID: 95838

Location: Uffculme, Mid Devon, Devon, EX15

County: Devon

Civil Parish: Uffculme

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

Church of England Parish: Uffculme St Mary Virgin

Church of England Diocese: Exeter

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Listing Text

4/181 Smithincott Cottage
- II
Detached house, formerly a farmhouse. Early C16 with later alterations. Roughcast
cob and rubble; gable end thatched roof. A 3-room, through-passage, plan house of
jointed cruck construction, the service end to the left of the passage. The hall
and inner room were originally open to the roof where the timbers appear to be smoke
blackened. Stacks and first floor were probably inserted in the late C16 or early
C17. The hall stack backs on to the passage, and the inner room is heated by an
external end stack. The service end was always of 2 storeys and heated by an
internal end stack. All stacks with brick shafts. A winder stair in a turret
stands to the rear of the hall and inner room, its newel post adjacent to one of the
jointed cruck trusses. 2 storeys.
Exterior. Front: irregular 3-window range ; first floor with 2-light casement
windows under shallow eyebrow eaves. Ground floor with four 2 and 3-light casement
windows. Thatched porch with latticed sides. C20 windows to both ends, but the
right-hand end also has a tiny window in the gable wall.
Rear: with 3-light casement window to service end, and a small 2-light window to
stair turret; leanto of brick, stone and cob mix.
Interior: 5 bays; service end with shallow chamfered cross ceiling beam. A plank
and muntin screen brought from elsewhere has been affixed upside down to the rear of
the stack (ie. to the higher end of the passage).
Hall: cross ceiling beam above lintel carries service end jetty and is morticed
into a jointed cruck truss; it is chamfered with hollow step stops. The other
ceiling beam is modern. Fireplace with side oven, the lintel with very shallow
Plank and muntin screen between hall and inner room, insitu, but not morticed into
the jointed cruck truss close by; it is chamfered and stopped, with carpenters
mitres to hall side only.
Inner room with 2 cross ceiling beams, chamfered with hollow step stops. Fireplace
with the massive lintel, the chamfer continuing around on to jambs with hollow steps
stops with bar. Stairs : C19 treads and risers; ground floor doorway with cranked
lintel and chamfered jambs; double doorway to first floor, the newel adjoining the
truss, both doorways with cranked lintels and chamfered jambs with runout stops.
Roof: 5 jointed cruck trusses ; morticed and pegged at apex, cranked collars set
high, diagonal ridge piece, 2 sets of trenched purlins.

Listing NGR: ST0637311578

This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.

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