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Shoal of Furze

A Grade II Listed Building in Bigbury, Devon

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Latitude: 50.325 / 50°19'29"N

Longitude: -3.8626 / 3°51'45"W

OS Eastings: 267508

OS Northings: 48886

OS Grid: SX675488

Mapcode National: GBR QB.H3HG

Mapcode Global: FRA 28S5.QZ3

Plus Code: 9C2R84FP+XW

Entry Name: Shoal of Furze

Listing Date: 25 January 1990

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1325101

English Heritage Legacy ID: 99597

Location: Bigbury, South Hams, Devon, TQ7

County: Devon

District: South Hams

Civil Parish: Bigbury

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

Church of England Parish: Bigbury St Lawrence

Church of England Diocese: Exeter

Tagged with: Architectural structure Thatched cottage

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Shoal of Furze


Small detached cottage. Early C18, a date of 1701 is in deeds. Cob or white-
washed rubble, exposed rubble stack raised in brick, thatched roof. A small
one-up/one-down cottage with large stack at back gable, the lower end, to road,
hipped. Two storeys, 1 window; 2 steel and one 2-light casements; return,
right, has a small 2-light at each level, and here is an extension (not of
special interest). Left side has thatch swept down over small extra room. C20
door in lean-to porch. Interior has early beams, C20 fireplace, various early
plank doors, and spiral staircase, back left by stacks. Cottage lies on the
edge of a disused quarry. The name is not explained, but the building seems too
small to have been an ale house. It lies beside a disused quarry.

Listing NGR: SX6750848886

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