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The Dairy Dell Cottage

A Grade II* Listed Building in Milton Abbot, Devon

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Latitude: 50.5852 / 50°35'6"N

Longitude: -4.2766 / 4°16'35"W

OS Eastings: 238929

OS Northings: 78634

OS Grid: SX389786

Mapcode National: GBR NP.DKBF

Mapcode Global: FRA 17XJ.CQ9

Plus Code: 9C2QHPPF+39

Entry Name: The Dairy Dell Cottage

Listing Date: 7 November 1985

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1317408

English Heritage Legacy ID: 92466

Location: Milton Abbot, West Devon, Devon, PL19

County: Devon

Civil Parish: Milton Abbot

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

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Cottage. Circa 1814 for the 6th Duke of Bedford and probably designed by Sir Jeffry
Wyatville. Stone rubble with a slate roof hipped at ends 2 stone stack. A long low
single depth range consisting of a single storey block at the left end linked to a
single-storey and attic heated block at the right end by a rustic loggia in the
middle. Long 3:3 window front elevation overlooking a pond. 3 casement windows in
the left-hand block are 2-light with glazing bars under timber lintels. The right-
hand block has an off-centre rustic gabled porch with Gothick moulding in the gable.
To the left of the porch are two 3-light casements under flat stone arches with high
transoms and glazing bars, square leaded panes above the transoms. To the right of-
the porch is a 3-light casement with glazing bars under a flat stone arch. 2 full
dormers at the right end have hipped slate roofs and casement windows with glazing
bars. The logggia is supported at the front by 3 rustic posts with rustic struts and
has a partly cobbled floor. The right return of the left-hand block consists of
rustic planks on partition walls beneath the loggia. Repairs for the Landmark Trust
underway at time of survey 1985. In Humphry Repton's first scheme for Endsleigh
(1809) which predates the Red Book (1814) a collection of linked cottages was
proposed for "Dell site", but this was probably a design for Endsleigh Cottage (now
Endsleigh House), and the illustration bears no resemblance to the Dairy Dell
Cottage. A letter from Wyatville to Bedford's accountant dated 1814 states "I
certainly will take the Park buildings into consideration. Indeed I believe I have
have already formed the plan in my mind ..." and it seems likely that he was
responsible for the design of the cottage.
Bedford Estate Papers, D.R.O., Devon Letters, L 1258/82.

Listing NGR: SX3892978634

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