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Bell Cottages

A Grade II Listed Building in Bickleigh, Devon

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Latitude: 50.8545 / 50°51'16"N

Longitude: -3.5061 / 3°30'22"W

OS Eastings: 294079

OS Northings: 107188

OS Grid: SS940071

Mapcode National: GBR LH.VFL2

Mapcode Global: FRA 36JV.5W1

Plus Code: 9C2RVF3V+QG

Entry Name: Bell Cottages

Listing Date: 28 August 1987

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1325641

English Heritage Legacy ID: 96632

Location: Bickleigh, Mid Devon, Devon, EX16

County: Devon

District: Mid Devon

Civil Parish: Bickleigh

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

Church of England Parish: Bickleigh St Mary

Church of England Diocese: Exeter

Tagged with: Cottage Thatched cottage

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5/13 Nos 2 and 3 Bell Cottages
2 cottages, formerly 1 house. Circa late C16/early C17. Whitewashed and rendered ;
thatched roof with plain ridge, half-hipped at right end, adjoining No 1 (q.v.) at
left end ; front lateral stack, rear lateral stack.
The original plan is not entirely clear but may have been a 2 room and through
passage arrangement (rear door opposed to blocked doorway on front) with a
hall/kitchen to the right, heated from the rear lateral stack and a parlour to the
left heated from the front lateral stack. However, there are some unanswered
questions to the internal arrangements : the relationship between this building and
No 2 is unclear and the cross wall between the 2 rooms is surprisingly close to the
left hand jamb of the rear wall fireplace. No 3, to the right, may originally have
been 2 rooms wide with a very narrow room to the right. Later lean-to adjoins at
right end with a tiled roof.
2 storeys. Asymmetrical 3 window front, the front wall blank to the left of the
stack. C20 glazed front door to No 3 to right of centre; blocked doorway to putative
passage to right of the front lateral stack. C20 timber casements.
Interior No 3 (to the right) has an open fireplace with stone rubble jambs and a
pyramid stopped lintel ; a chamfered axial beam with scroll stops extends as far as
the straight stair, to right of centre of the room. No 2 has a chamfered scroll-
stopped cross beam and C20 grate. Adjoining the left end of No 2 is a small square
stone room (flying freehold with No 7), said to have been a lock-up.
Roof: Straight principal rafters visible in the first floor rooms.
Part of a thatched group on Bell Hill.

Listing NGR: SS9407707191

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