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Nos 1 and 2 Bellacouch Cottages Including Garden Wall Adjoinng to South-East

A Grade II Listed Building in Chagford, Devon

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Latitude: 50.6725 / 50°40'21"N

Longitude: -3.8387 / 3°50'19"W

OS Eastings: 270171

OS Northings: 87487

OS Grid: SX701874

Mapcode National: GBR QB.YX90

Mapcode Global: FRA 27V9.G9Y

Plus Code: 9C2RM5F6+2G

Entry Name: Nos 1 and 2 Bellacouch Cottages Including Garden Wall Adjoinng to South-East

Listing Date: 22 February 1967

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1326002

English Heritage Legacy ID: 94658

Location: Chagford, West Devon, Devon, TQ13

County: Devon

District: West Devon

Civil Parish: Chagford

Built-Up Area: Chagford

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

Church of England Parish: Chagford St Michael

Church of England Diocese: Exeter

Tagged with: Cottage Thatched cottage

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SX 7087 Chagford
6/129 Nos 1 and 2 Bellacouch Cottages
- including garden walls adjoining
22.2.67 to south-east

Pair of cottages, formerly a single house. C16 and C17. Mostly plastered granite,
the south-west gable is exposed and is built of large blocks of coursed granite
ashlar; granite stacks with granite ashlar stacks; thatch roof.
Plan: 4-room-and-through-passage plan house backing onto the churchyard and facing
south-east. No. 1 occupies the hall and inner room left (south-west) of the passage.
The hall has a large axial stack backing onto the passage. No 2 occupies the 2 rooms
of the service end, probably a former dairy/larder and kitchen, the latter with gable
end stack. Projecting newel stair turret to rear just right (in No. 2) of the
passage. Since only limited access was possible at the time of survey it is not
possible to determine the early development of the house. The oldest features
observed were early-mid C17 but the layout suggests that the house is earlier and was
originally an open hall house. Now 2 storeys throughout.
Exterior: irregular 4-window front. The ground floor has C19 casements with glazing
bars, 1 with external iron security bars. First floor has smaller C17 oak-framed
casements with chamfered mullions and contain rectangular panes of leaded glass.
Some of the iron casements are original with wrought iron catches. Another similar
window over rear passage door and stair turret has a 2-light version and rear of No.
1 has 2 first floor C18 flat-faced mullion casements. Front passage doorway contains
a C19 part-glazed panelled door and rear passage doorway has another C19 panelled
door. Roof is gable-ended to right and half-hipped to left.
Interior: only No 1 (former hall and inner room) and the passage were available for
inspection at the time of survey. In the passage the back of the hall stack is
granite ashlar with a chamfered plinth and soffit-chamfered cornice. The rest of the
passage, both sides, is lined with early-mid C17 oak plank-and-muntin screens, the
muntins with shallow mouldings. Both cottage doorways contain C18 2-fielded panel
doors. The hall (No 1) has a large plain granite ashlar fireplace and a C17 soffit-
moulded and scroll stopped crossbeam. All other carpentry features are plastered
over and the roof is inaccessible although the plastered over base of an A-frame
truss shows over the hall.
Front garden is enclosed by a granite stone rubble wall with steeply-weathered
These cottages are attractively situated alongside the churchyard and close by a
number of other listed buildings on High Street.

Listing NGR: SX7016987488

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