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Groom's Cottage at Ashcombe Tower

A Grade II Listed Building in Ashcombe, Devon

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Latitude: 50.5884 / 50°35'18"N

Longitude: -3.5165 / 3°30'59"W

OS Eastings: 292741

OS Northings: 77619

OS Grid: SX927776

Mapcode National: GBR P1.KXFG

Mapcode Global: FRA 37JH.V54

Entry Name: Groom's Cottage at Ashcombe Tower

Listing Date: 2 December 1988

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1308700

English Heritage Legacy ID: 85665

Location: Ashcombe, Teignbridge, Devon, EX7

County: Devon

District: Teignbridge

Civil Parish: Ashcombe

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

Church of England Parish: Ashcombe St Nectan

Church of England Diocese: Exeter

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Listing Text


8/3 Groom's Cottage at Ashcombe Tower


Groom's Cottage at the entrance to the drive to Ashcombe Tower (q.v.). Designed by
Brian O'Rorke and contemporary with Ashcombe Tower, designed 1933-6. Stone rubble,
whitewashed and rendered with rusticated stone quoins, similar to those at Ashcombe
Tower ; thatched roof, half-hipped at ends ; central axial stack with rusticated
stone shaft. Free Vernacular Revival style, similar to the exterior of the house.
Plan: 2 rooms wide wih a central entrance and rear service rooms in an outshut.
Exterior: 2 storeys. Symmetrical 3-bay front with a central front door with
rusticated jambs and a flat porch canopy on brackets. 2-light casement windows with
glazing bars, one on either side of the door and one first floor window above.
Interior: Not inspected.
The cottage is part of a stable yard which originally included garages and petrol
pumps. The yard buildings were all thatched, the Groom's Cottage is the only
surviving thatched building in the group.

"Ashcombe Tower, South Devon", Country Life, Feb 13 (1937).

Listing NGR: SX9274177619

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