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Church Cottages

A Grade II Listed Building in Thurlestone, Devon

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Latitude: 50.2727 / 50°16'21"N

Longitude: -3.8591 / 3°51'32"W

OS Eastings: 267617

OS Northings: 43070

OS Grid: SX676430

Mapcode National: GBR QB.LBDV

Mapcode Global: FRA 28T9.LF3

Plus Code: 9C2R74FR+39

Entry Name: Church Cottages

Listing Date: 26 January 1967

Last Amended: 19 February 1990

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1324949

English Heritage Legacy ID: 100864

Location: Thurlestone, South Hams, Devon, TQ7

County: Devon

Civil Parish: Thurlestone

Built-Up Area: Thurlestone

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

Church of England Parish: Thurlestone All Saints

Church of England Diocese: Exeter

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SX 64 SE
Nos. 1, 2 and 3 Church Cottages
26.1.67 (formerly listed as 1,2 & 3 Church

G. V. II

Row of 3 houses formerly church house and poorhouse. Possibly dates from 1536
according to documentary evidence, altered probably in C19. Slatestone rubble
walls. Gable ended slate roof. Rendered probably rubble, axial stack with brick
shaft and 2 brick gable end stacks.
Plan: the building seems to have functioned both as church house and poorhouse
and Copeland thinks that the left-hand end was the church house as it projects at
the rear and contains a winding staircase. Now the property is 1 and 2-room
Exterior: 2 storeys. Asymmetrical 4-window front of circa early C20 2 and 3-
light casements some in original chamfered stone window openings. Towards left-
hand end are the two C20 stable type doors to Nos. 1 and 2 with a similar one to
No. 3 to the right of centre. Two-thirds of the way up the front wall is a rough
string course and it also has a rough plinth. A rubble buttress with 2 offsets at left-hand end has a freestone shield on it carved with the arms of Nicholas
Ayshford, one of the joint patrons of the building.
Interior: inaccessible at time of survey but a description of the building in
c.1960 by Copeland mentions wide stone stairs, a corbelled oak beam. plain plank
screen and open fireplaces in left-hand end cottage with no such features visible
in the others.

Source: Devonshire Church Houses - G.W. Copeland; T.D.A. 1960.

Listing NGR: SX6761743070

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