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Sellers Wood Cottages

A Grade II Listed Building in Branscombe, Devon

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Latitude: 50.7021 / 50°42'7"N

Longitude: -3.129 / 3°7'44"W

OS Eastings: 320366

OS Northings: 89772

OS Grid: SY203897

Mapcode National: GBR PC.S6PQ

Mapcode Global: FRA 47B7.2SL

Plus Code: 9C2RPV2C+R9

Entry Name: Sellers Wood Cottages

Listing Date: 8 March 1988

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1309428

English Heritage Legacy ID: 88687

ID on this website: 101309428

Location: East Devon, EX12

County: Devon

District: East Devon

Civil Parish: Branscombe

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

Church of England Parish: Branscombe St Winifred

Church of England Diocese: Exeter

Tagged with: Thatched cottage

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8/15 Nos. 1 and 2 Sellers
- Wood Cottages

- II

2 cottages. Late C18-early C19, maybe earlier origins, modernised circa 1985.
Exposed local stone rubble; stone rubble stacks topped with C19 and C20; thatch
Plan: pair of cottages built across the hillslope facing west. No. 1 is at the
left (north) end. It has a 3-room plan. The left (north) end room is a C20
extension. The centre room has an axial (former end) stack backing onto the
extension. The right room has an axial stack backing onto the centre room. No. 2,
at the right (south) end has a 2-room plan. Here the left room has a rear lateral
stack and the right room has a gable-end stack. Originally they were a pair of 2-
room plan cottages each with a larger inner room and smaller outer room. Both are 2
Exterior: irregular front fenestration with 7 ground-floor windows and 5 first
floor windows. All are C20 casements with glazing bars. Both doorways are C20.
That to No. 1 is in the C20 extension and that to No. 2 is at the left end of that
cottage. Nevertheless the original arrangement was more regular. Discounting the
1-window section of that C20 extension to No. 1, each cottage originally had a
symmetrical 2-window section around a central doorway. Both original doorways are
now blocked by windows. The main roof is gable-ended and the extension is half-
Interior has plain carpentry detail where exposed. The fireplaces are stone rubble
with plain chamfered lintels. No ceiling beams show. Roof of A-frame trusses of
slender A-frame trusses with nailed lap-jointed collars.

Listing NGR: SY2036689772

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