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Latitude: 50.6813 / 50°40'52"N
Longitude: -3.6755 / 3°40'31"W
OS Eastings: 281724
OS Northings: 88190
OS Grid: SX817881
Mapcode National: GBR QM.9HDC
Mapcode Global: FRA 3758.RX4
Entry Name: Heath Cottage
Listing Date: 9 March 1988
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1318182
English Heritage Legacy ID: 85571
Location: Bridford, Teignbridge, Devon, EX6
Civil Parish: Bridford
Traditional County: Devon
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon
Church of England Parish: Bridford St Thomas a Becket
Church of England Diocese: Exeter
BRIDFORD HEATH LANE
SX 88 NW
2/51 Heath Cottage
House. Circa mid C17. Whitewashed, plastered cob and stone rubble; thatched roof,
gabled at ends; end stacks.
Plan: Unusual compact plan, a variant of the 2 room and through passage
arrangement: large kitchen/hall at the right with a stair in a projection on the
rear and a smaller, heated parlour to the left of the through passage with an
outshut to the rear. Access to the outshut from the passage via a small lobby
which also gives access to a very small service room adjacent to the passage and
taken out of the parlour. It is not clear whether the outshut is integral with the
Exterior: 2 storeys. The house has been turned round and the present entrance
elevation is the former rear elevation. Asymmetrical 2 window entrance elevation
with the thatch carried down as a catslide to the parlour outshut at the right and
swept across the door to the passage as a porch. Front door to passage with a
square-headed chamfered frame tucked in between the outshut and the shallow
rectangular projection of the kitchen/hall stair. Large projecting curing chamber
(unusual for the region) at left with a low arched opening at the base on the left
return, a blocked opening to the stack and a modern window inserted on the front.
1 ground floor 2-light C20 timber casement with glazing bars to the hall/kitchen;
first floor stair window with a square chamfered frame. The left return of the
block has a small chamfered mullioned 2-light window to the first floor. The rear
elevation, formerly the front, has 4 windows; C20 timber casements with glazing
bars; and a plank door to the passage. 2 bee holes flank ground floor window left.
Interior: The passage/parlour end partition is partly made up of wide horizontal
planks with C18 graffiti. The hall/kitchen has chamfered stopped crossbeams, an
open fireplace with granite jambs, a roughly chamfered lintel and Cl9 brick-lined
bread oven. C18 plank door to stair which has granite treads. The parlour has an
open fireplace with ovolo-moulded timber lintel; 2 chamfered C17 first floor
doorframes, one stopped.
Roof: Apex not inspected at time of survey (1986) but principal rafters visible
upstairs appear to be straight.
An attractive traditional house with an unusual plan form.
Listing NGR: SX8172488190
This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.
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