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Pitt Court, Including Cob Wall Adjoining to North

A Grade II Listed Building in Nymet Rowland, Devon

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Latitude: 50.8586 / 50°51'30"N

Longitude: -3.8298 / 3°49'47"W

OS Eastings: 271312

OS Northings: 108161

OS Grid: SS713081

Mapcode National: GBR L1.V9LS

Mapcode Global: FRA 26VT.ZRC

Plus Code: 9C2RV55C+C3

Entry Name: Pitt Court, Including Cob Wall Adjoining to North

Listing Date: 15 December 1986

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1325832

English Heritage Legacy ID: 95607

Location: Nymet Rowland, Mid Devon, Devon, EX17

County: Devon

Civil Parish: Nymet Rowland

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

Church of England Parish: Nymet Rowland St Bartholomew

Church of England Diocese: Exeter

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SS 70 NW
2/56 Nos. 1 & 2 Pitt Court, including
- cob wall adjoining to north,
formerly listed at Pitt Court

House, originally a farmhouse and later 2 cottages. Late C17-early C18, probably
earlier core, converted to cottages in C19, modernised circa 1970. Plastered cob
on rubble footings; stone rubble stacks topped with C19 brick brick; corrugated
asbestos roof (formerly thatch).
The plan appears to derive from a 3-room-and-through-passage layout facing south
with service end at right (east) end. The rear of the passage is now blocked by a
stair and the whole house has been much altered in late C17-early C18 and C19
particularly at the left (inner room) end. Projecting end stack to service end room
and projecting rear lateral stack to hall. 2 storeys.
Irregular 4-window front of mostly C20 casements with glazing bars but including 2
C19 oak-framed 3-light casements with glazing bars on ground floor at right end.
The 2 doors to the C19 cottages are C20, a plank door to right to former passage and
glazed door to left. 2 C20 buttresses at left end. Roof is hipped each end.
Interior: the crosswall frames are exposed on the ground floor and the slender
scantling of the roughly-squared timbers suggests late C18 or C19 date. The service
end room fireplace is blocked. The hall has a large soffit-chamfered and runout-
stopped crossbeam, probably late C17-early C18. The soffit includes a groove and
mortises as if it once had a partition below. The large hall fireplace is probably
contemporary. It is built of relatively large blocks of squared rubble and the oak
lintel is soffit-chamfered with runout stops. The oven is C19 brick with a cast-
iron door. There is a cream oven alcove to the left. Inner room end shows only
plain carpentry detail. 8-bay roof of late C17-early C18 A-frame trusses with
pegged lap-jointed collars.
From the right (east) rear end a high plastered cob wall on rubble footings and with
slate coping extends north-westwards alongside the road. There are a series of
external buttresses and it includes a Victorian post box.

Listing NGR: SS7131208161

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