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Church Cottage, Middle Cottage and Lower Cottage

A Grade II Listed Building in East Worlington, Devon

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Latitude: 50.9076 / 50°54'27"N

Longitude: -3.7512 / 3°45'4"W

OS Eastings: 276974

OS Northings: 113471

OS Grid: SS769134

Mapcode National: GBR L4.R5J2

Mapcode Global: FRA 361P.SJJ

Plus Code: 9C2RW65X+2G

Entry Name: Church Cottage, Middle Cottage and Lower Cottage

Listing Date: 20 February 1967

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1325474

English Heritage Legacy ID: 97437

Location: East Worlington, North Devon, Devon, EX17

County: Devon

Civil Parish: East Worlington

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

Church of England Parish: West Worlington

Church of England Diocese: Exeter

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SS 71 SE
8/32 Church Cottage, Middle Cottage
20.2.67 and Lower Cottage
Row of 3 cottages, perhaps the rearrangement of church house. Late C16 or C17 with
later alteration and extension. Rubble and cob, some render; straw-thatched
gabled roofs.
Plan: long range of 1:3:1 rooms, centre room built forward, through-passage way to
churchyard between left and centre room; 2 end rooms with gable end brick stacks,
left with oven, centre room with axial brick stack also with an oven.
Exterior: 2 storeys, 2:2:2 windows, centre projects 2-light C19 casements with
glazing bars. Door opening to each cottage, with a C20 door to Church Cottage to
left in a lean-to outshut on front, Middle Cottage to centre with a thatched pent
porch; Lower Cottage to right with slated pent porch. Middle Cottage with
projecting C18 wrought-iron lamp bracket with scrolling and lamp holder. Through-
passageway to right of Church Cottage leading to the churchyard of Church of St Mary
(q.v.), semi-circular head, rubble surround, C18 ornamental iron gate with spear
capping; pitched stone pavement; at rear end a 3-barred old wooden stile; over the
passageway 2 chamfered and stepped-stopped beams, that to rear with later brackets
on stone corbels. Rear elevation of cottages facing onto churchyard of Church of St
Mary, 3 small C19 casements; lean-to-with slate roof.
Interior: Middle Cottage with fireplace with a wooden bressumer; Lower Cottage with
an exposed truss of a jointed cruck showing on the outside at first floor level;
remainder of interiors not seen. It is thought that the building may once have been
a church house, although there is no direct evidence for this.
Roof: not fully seen.

Listing NGR: SS7697513475

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