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Lydstone Lydstone Cottage

A Grade II Listed Building in Chagford, Devon

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Latitude: 50.6733 / 50°40'23"N

Longitude: -3.8405 / 3°50'25"W

OS Eastings: 270043

OS Northings: 87574

OS Grid: SX700875

Mapcode National: GBR QB.YWPM

Mapcode Global: FRA 27V9.7MH

Plus Code: 9C2RM5F5+8Q

Entry Name: Lydstone Lydstone Cottage

Listing Date: 16 September 1987

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1326026

English Heritage Legacy ID: 94692

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

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6/163 Lydstone and Lydstone Cottage


House and cottage. Mid-late C17, extensively refurbished in the late C19. Granite
stone rubble; granite stacks, one with granite ashlar chimney, the rest topped with
C19 brick; thatch roof, some slate to rear.
Plan: T-plan building. Main block is set back from and built along the street
facing south-east and it has a 3-room plan. The left end (south-western) room was
divided off in the late C19 to become Lydstone Cottage. At this time a narrow
passage was inserted through the room and a second room built across the room. This
room has a rear lateral stack and houses the cottage stair. The other 2 rooms of the
main block belong to Lydstone. The left room has an axial stack backing onto an
entrance lobby between the 2 rooms. The right end room has a gable-end stack. Small
rear block projects at right angles to rear of the left room of Lydstone. Both house
and cottage are 2 storeys.
Exterior: irregular 5-window front. Ground floor windows including the flat-roofed
bay and similar entrance porch belonging to Lydstone are C20 casements with
rectangular panes of leaded glass. First floor windows are 16-pane sashes. This
fenestration is the result of late C19 and C20 alterations but some windows occupy
original embrasures with large dressed granite quoins. Both cottage and house doors
are C20. Roof is gable-ended, as too is rear block roof.
Interior: only Lydstone Cottage was available for inspection at the time of survey.
Here the basic structure is mid-late C17. The front room has a soffit-chamfered
axial beam with scroll-nick stops. The joinery detail and good (maybe imported)
marble chimneypieces are C19 and C20. The roof structure is also C17 and runs
continuously over Lydstone comprising A-frame trusses with pegged lap-jointed
cambered collars. Similar roof in rear block. Lydstone is said to similar with
superficially modernised detail over the C17 structure.
The house is said to have been a coaching inn before it was subdivided.

Listing NGR: SX7003987576

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