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Feoffee Cottage

A Grade II Listed Building in Ideford, Devon

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Latitude: 50.5851 / 50°35'6"N

Longitude: -3.566 / 3°33'57"W

OS Eastings: 289232

OS Northings: 77325

OS Grid: SX892773

Mapcode National: GBR P0.F2FP

Mapcode Global: FRA 37FJ.6KX

Plus Code: 9C2RHCPM+3H

Entry Name: Feoffee Cottage

Listing Date: 28 April 1987

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1317504

English Heritage Legacy ID: 85349

ID on this website: 101317504

Location: Ideford, Teignbridge, Devon, TQ13

County: Devon

District: Teignbridge

Civil Parish: Ideford

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

Church of England Parish: Ideford St Mary the Virgin

Church of England Diocese: Exeter

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House, formerly subdivided into 3 cottages. Circa early C16 origins, remodelled in
the early/mid C17, some alterations of the C19. Colourwashed rendered cob and stone;
asbestos slate roof, gabled at ends; left end and axial stack of local red sandstone.
The original plan was a 5-bay open hall house of jointed cruck construction. The
hall was floored in the circa early/mid C17. There appears to have been some
alteration of the internal partitions which makes the C17 plan difficult to decipher,
but there is evidence that the axial hall stack originally backed on to a cross
passage to right of centre. The passage no longer exists but surviving joists
suggest its position and if this is correct the lower end would have been a narrow
unheated service room. There is a putative inner room to the left of the hall. In
the C19 a stair was inserted against the rear wall of the hall and the lower end
partition of the passage may have disappeared at the same time. The axial stack now
has fireplaces back to back but it is likely that the fireplace heating the right
hand room has been inserted into the original hall stack at a later date.
2 storeys. Asymmetrical 4 window front with 2 plank and cover strip front doors with
strap hinges sharing a common tiled pent roof. The doorways date from the period
when the building was subdivided into cottages, 1 of the doors gives direct access
into the C17 hall. The C17 doorway was probably to the right of the present
doorways. 2 and 3-light C20 casements with high transoms, first floor window right
is a 2-light C20 casement, 3 panes per light, ground floor window right is a 1-light
C20 fixed window. On the left return there is a C17 3-light first floor timber
mullioned window with chamfered mullions (1 mullion replaced).
Interior: 4 smoke-blackened side-pegged jointed cruck trusses with collars mortised
into the principals which are mortised at the apex and 2 tiers of threaded purlins,
diagonally-set ridge. A C20 roof has been added over the medieval roof and some of
the smoke-blackened rafters have been cut off at the top. Details on the ground
floor indicate the high quality of the C17 flooring over, the cross beams of the hall
and lower end rooms are chamfered with step stops and the joists (where exposed) all
also chamfered and stopped. The hall fireplace has a low cambered timber lintel.
The exposed joists in the inner room are plainer, the inner room has a rebuilt
fireplace with a chamfered stopped lintel. The first floor rooms have good 3 plank
doors with strap hinges; they are either C17 or good C19 antiquarian.
An evolved house with a late medieval roof and high quality interior detail.

Listing NGR: SX8923277325

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