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Part Reeves and Reeves Cottage

A Grade II Listed Building in Bow, Devon

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Latitude: 50.8014 / 50°48'5"N

Longitude: -3.8188 / 3°49'7"W

OS Eastings: 271931

OS Northings: 101783

OS Grid: SS719017

Mapcode National: GBR L2.YSGJ

Mapcode Global: FRA 26WZ.B2Q

Plus Code: 9C2RR52J+HF

Entry Name: Part Reeves and Reeves Cottage

Listing Date: 20 November 1986

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1325625

English Heritage Legacy ID: 96546

Location: Bow, Mid Devon, Devon, EX17

County: Devon

Civil Parish: Bow

Built-Up Area: Bow

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

Church of England Parish: Bow (or Nymet Tracey) with Broad Nymet

Church of England Diocese: Exeter

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BOW (south side)

Part Reeves and Reeves Cottage



Two cottages, formerly a single house. Late C17-early C18, divided and modernised in C19. Plastered cob on rubble footings; cob and rubble stacks topped with C20 brick; mostly thatch, partly slate roof.

Pair of cottages facing north. Reeves at right (west) end is a T-shaped building comprising one room with rear corner stack in main block and two rooms at right end under wide roof on same axis as main block. Rear room once had rear kitchen stack. Part Reeves at left (east) end is a two-room plan cottage comprising a larger right room served by axial stack in party wall and left room made out of former carriageway. Early C20 service extension to rear. Two storeys. Irregular fenestration. Main block has overall five ground and three first floor windows of late C19 and C20 casements, the older ones with glazing bars. The two ground floor right windows (to Reeves) are horned large-pane sashes with glazing bars, the right one blocking site of former door. Early C20 four-panel door and window at left end (Part Reeves) occupy front arch of former carriageway and C20 iron-framed casement to right blocks former doorway. Slate-roofed right end of Reeves projects into street with C20 door in the side and, on the front, a first floor 16-pane sash and ground floor 12-pane former shop window with timber architrave which includes simple pilasters with capitals.

Interiors: both show mainly results of C19 and C20 modernisations. All fireplaces have C20 grates and large kitchen fireplace has been demolished. No beams are exposed. In Part Reeves a cupboard alongside the fireplace hides blocked doorway showing that two cottages were once connected. The only evidence of late C17-early C18 origins is another cupboard in Part Reeves, its panelled door hung on H-hinges with trefoil ends. Roof not inspected.

This entry was subject to a Minor Amendment on 21 January 2019.

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