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Cottage Approximately 2 Metres North-West of Higher Lea Farmhouse

A Grade II Listed Building in Yarcombe, Devon

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Coordinates

Latitude: 50.8503 / 50°51'1"N

Longitude: -3.075 / 3°4'30"W

OS Eastings: 324418

OS Northings: 106195

OS Grid: ST244061

Mapcode National: GBR M2.VNT1

Mapcode Global: FRA 46FV.KTL

Entry Name: Cottage Approximately 2 Metres North-West of Higher Lea Farmhouse

Listing Date: 16 March 1988

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1306566

English Heritage Legacy ID: 86718

Location: Yarcombe, East Devon, Devon, EX14

County: Devon

District: East Devon

Civil Parish: Yarcombe

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

Church of England Parish: Yarcombe St John the Baptist

Church of England Diocese: Exeter

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Listing Text

YARCOMBE
ST 20 NW
7/163 Cottage approximately 2 metres
- north-west of Higher Lea Farmhouse
- II
Disused cottage. Late C16 - early C17, some mid C19 alterations. Cob on stone
rubble footings; the front wall has been rebuilt as local stone and flint rubble
with brick dressings; disused stone rubble stack; corrugated iron roof and some of
the original thatch remains below.
Plan and development: 1-room plan cottage facing south. It has an axial stack in
the right (east) end with a doorway behind it and a wider stair behind that. In
fact this is the hall; all that remains of a late C16 - early C17 3-room-and-
through-passage plan house. The doorway is in the end wall from the site of the
former passage. The rest of the house was demolished in the mid C19 when the
present Higher Lea Farmhouse was built nearby on a clear site. The cottage has
always been 2 storeys and there are secondary lean-to outshots on the left end and
across the rear.
Exterior: the front wall was rebuilt in the mid C19. It has 1 ground floor window
and 2 first floor windows; all C19 casements which formerly contained rectangular
panes of leaded glass but most of the glass has fallen out. The roof is half-hipped
to left and gable-end to right. The doorway in the right (east) end wall has an
original oak Tudor arch doorframe with chamfered surround. Also there is an
original stair window on the rear wall; a small oak 2-light window with a chamfered
mullion.
Interior: the features are all original. The winder stair is built of oak and both
the ground floor and first floor doorframes are Tudor arches with chamfered
surrounds. Also there is an original stair window on the rear wall; a small oak 2-
light window with a chamfered mullion.
Interior: the features are all original. The winder stair is built of oak and both
the ground floor and first floor doorframes are Tudor arches with chamfered
surrounds and step stops. The plank doors they contain are very old if they are not
original. The large fireplace has limestone jambs and a chamfered oak lintel. The
first floor fireplace is all limestone ashlar and has a low Tudor-arch head in the
lintel. The first floor crossbeam has deep chamfers with step stops. The 2-bay
roof is carried on a clean side-pegged jointed cruck truss.
This small cottage contains a good group of late C16 - early C17 features. However
it is somewhat dilapidated and there is evidence that the chimneystack is moving.


Listing NGR: ST2441806195

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