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Fern Cottage, Dovetail Cottage

A Grade II Listed Building in Slapton, Devon

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Latitude: 50.2939 / 50°17'37"N

Longitude: -3.6572 / 3°39'26"W

OS Eastings: 282050

OS Northings: 45082

OS Grid: SX820450

Mapcode National: GBR QP.8VG3

Mapcode Global: FRA 3878.10M

Plus Code: 9C2R78VV+G4

Entry Name: Fern Cottage, Dovetail Cottage

Listing Date: 25 March 1991

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1325132

English Heritage Legacy ID: 99875

Location: Slapton, South Hams, Devon, TQ7

County: Devon

Civil Parish: Slapton

Built-Up Area: Slapton

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

Church of England Parish: Slapton St James the Great

Church of England Diocese: Exeter

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11/89 No. 1 (Fern Cottage), No.
2 and No. 3 (Dovetail


House divided into 3 cottages. Early C17 or earlier, extended at higher end
(Fern Cottage) in C20. Whitewashed stone rubble, possibly with some cob.
Thatched roof with gabled ends, Fern Cottage on right reclad in asbestos
tiles. Gable end stacks, left end shaft rebuilt in brick right end
heightened in brick and front lateral stack with tall stone rubble tapered
shaft with slate weathering and set-offs.
Plan: 3 room and through a cross passage plan, the lower left end and inner
room at the right end have gable end stacks and the hall has a lateral stack
at the front. Subsequently, divided into 3 cottages; No. 3 occupies the
lower end room and passage into which a straight staircase has been
inserted; No. 2 is in the central hall; No. 1 (Fern Cottage) occupies the
inner room and has a C20 2-storey extension at the higher end with single
storey outshuts at the front and back. There are also C20 single storey
outshuts behind Nos. 2 and 3.
Exterior: 2 storeys. Asymmetrical 4-window south east front to road. C19
2 and 3-light casements with glazing bars and C20 plate glass window in
place of doorway to right. To left of centre, No. 3 has C19 6-panel door
and to its right No. 2 has a C20 glazed door to the right of which is the
projecting lateral stack with set-offs, slate weathering and a tall tapered
shaft. At the right hand end Fern Cottage has a C20 glazed porch on the
side of a C19 outshut on the front of the extension. The rear elevation not
Interior: No. 1 Fern Cottage (former inner room) has exposed later joists,
C20 fireplace and C20 straight staircase in place of former stone newel
stair rear to stack. No. 2 (former hall) was not inspected but is said to
have large fireplace in lateral stack. No. 3 at lower end has fireplace
with timber lintel and concealed ceiling beams.
Circa late C18 roof with roughly fashioned collars halved, lapped and pegged
to straight principals.

Listing NGR: SX8204745079

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