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Lower Budbrooke Cottage

A Grade II Listed Building in Drewsteignton, Devon

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Latitude: 50.7151 / 50°42'54"N

Longitude: -3.7652 / 3°45'54"W

OS Eastings: 275474

OS Northings: 92097

OS Grid: SX754920

Mapcode National: GBR QG.GBFR

Mapcode Global: FRA 3706.0YY

Plus Code: 9C2RP68M+3W

Entry Name: Lower Budbrooke Cottage

Listing Date: 2 July 1981

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1306420

English Heritage Legacy ID: 94880

Location: Drewsteignton, West Devon, Devon, EX6

County: Devon

Civil Parish: Drewsteignton

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

Church of England Parish: Drewsteignton

Church of England Diocese: Exeter

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6/85 Lower Budbrooke Cottage


Cottage, formerly a farmhouse. Early or mid C16 with major C16 and C17
improvements; reduced in size in the C19, currently undergoing modernisation (1986).
Plastered cob on stone rubble footings; stone rubble stack with a granite ashlar
chimney shaft; thatch roof.
Plan and development: originally a 3-room-and-through-passage plan house built
across the hillslope facing south-south-east, say south. It is now a 2-room plan
cottage comprising the small and unheated former inner room at the left (west) end
and the former hall with a newel turret projecting to rear at the upper end of the
hall and a large right gable end stack. In fact this was formerly an axial stack
backing onto the through-passage, but passage and service end room have been
demolished. Since no internal inspection was available at the time of this survey
it is not possible to outline in detail the early development of the house.
Nevertheless it seems very likely that the original house was open to the roof from
end to end, divided by low partitions and heated by an open hearth fire. The inner
room chamber was probably built in the mid C16 and jettied into the open hall. Hall
fireplace probably inserted in the late C16 and hall probably floored in the early
or mid C17. Now 2 storeys.
Exterior: irregular 2-window front of late C19-early C20 casements with glazing
bars, the first floor ones rising a little into the eaves. The doorway is in the
right end (from the side of the former passage) and now contains a C19 door. The
granite ashlar back of the hall stack includes a ledge for the former passage
chamber joists. Roof is gable-ended.
Good interior from what little that could be seen since no proper internal
inspection was available at the time of this survey. The upper end of the hall is a
stone rubble crosswall and above the large inner room joists jetty into the hall and
have curved ends. The fireplace is large and built of granite ashlar. The newel
stair has granite steps. The hall is quite small and therefore there is no
crossbeam, only a series of axial oak joists. The roof is thought to be the
original since a side-pegged jointed cruck truss shows in the right gable end.

Listing NGR: SX7547492097

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