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The Thatched Cottage

A Grade II Listed Building in Bampton, Devon

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Latitude: 51.0036 / 51°0'13"N

Longitude: -3.4557 / 3°27'20"W

OS Eastings: 297954

OS Northings: 123702

OS Grid: SS979237

Mapcode National: GBR LK.K2CB

Mapcode Global: FRA 36NG.FHK

Plus Code: 9C3R2G3V+FP

Entry Name: The Thatched Cottage

Listing Date: 14 August 1981

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1306738

English Heritage Legacy ID: 96703

Location: Bampton, Mid Devon, Devon, EX16

County: Devon

Civil Parish: Bampton

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

Church of England Parish: Bampton St Michael and All Angels

Church of England Diocese: Exeter

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6/59 The Thatched Cottage

House. Circa early C16 origins, remodelled and extended circa early C17. Cob with
some stone rubble facings; thatched roof, hipped at left end, gabled at right end;
right end stone stack with brick shaft, rear lateral stack with brick shaft.
Plan and Development. L plan with a 3 room and cross passage main range (lower end
to the right) and an unheated rear wing at right angles to the inner room. The main
range was a late medieval open hall house possibly open from end to end (although no
firm evidence of smoke-blackened lower end timbers). The hall was floored and the
lateral stack added in the circa late C16, the evolution of the lower end is less
clear but it has served as a kitchen, probably in the C17. Small unheated inner
room; circa early C17 unheated rear wing. 2 entrances at present, one into the
former cross passage, one into what was the left gable end wall of the main range
into a small lobby partitioned off the rear of the rear of the inner room and also
containing a winder stair. Rear left outshut to main range.
Exterior: 2 storeys. Asymmetrical 4 window front with a C20 rustic porch with a
thatched roof into the former cross passage. Small 2- and 3-light C20 casement
windows. Similar thatched rustic porch on left return with two 2-light casements to
the left of the porch.
The rear outshut is tiled.
Interior: The hall has a late C16 deep hollow-chamfered step-stopped cross beam,
exposed joists and an open fireplace with a timber lintel. Doorframes to the cross
passage and entrance lobby have cranked heads and carved spandrels. The lower end
room has a replaced cross beam and joists; open fireplace with a bread oven and
probably a former curing chamber. The rear left wing has a chamfered, scroll-stopped
cross beam of the C17 and exposed joists.
Roof: 3 jointed cruck trusses, the 2 left hand trusses smoke-blackened with sooted
rafters, battens and thatch surviving to the rear of the ridge; closed partition in
roofspace to right of central truss. The lower end truss may also be sooted but has
been painted, a new collar and king post has replaced the original collar.
A traditional evolved house on a corner site in Shillingford.
Ground plan and description by Charles Hulland, dated 1978, deposited in West Country
Studies Library.

Listing NGR: SS9795423702

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