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Holly Cottage lilac Cottage pilgrim Cottage

A Grade II* Listed Building in Drewsteignton, Devon

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Latitude: 50.7175 / 50°43'3"N

Longitude: -3.7676 / 3°46'3"W

OS Eastings: 275315

OS Northings: 92365

OS Grid: SX753923

Mapcode National: GBR QG.G3V2

Mapcode Global: FRA 3705.S1T

Plus Code: 9C2RP69J+2X

Entry Name: Holly Cottage lilac Cottage pilgrim Cottage

Listing Date: 4 March 1988

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1326097

English Heritage Legacy ID: 94881

Location: Drewsteignton, West Devon, Devon, EX6

County: Devon

Civil Parish: Drewsteignton

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

Church of England Parish: Drewsteignton

Church of England Diocese: Exeter

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6/86 Lilac Cottage, Holly Cottage
and Pilgrim Cottage


3 cottages, former farmhouse and is said to have been an inn once. Mid-late C16
with C17 improvements. Plastered cob on stone rubble footings; stone stacks, one
with its original granite ashlar chimney shaft, the others topped with C20 brick;
thatch roof.
Plan and development: 3 cottages set back from the road and facing north-west. All
have 2-room plans with C20 service outshots to rear. They appear to have been
created from a 3 or 4-room-and-through-passage plan house, but it has been much-
altered and the original layout is difficult to ascertain. Lilac Cottage is at the
left (north-eastern) end and appears to occupy the service end. Holly Cottage in
the centre apparently occupies the former passage and hall. The putative passage is
now blocked both ends and the present door is to the hall. Unusually the hall has
an axial stack at the upper end backing onto the former inner room. This inner
room, a parlour with a projecting front lateral stack and the right end room with a
projecting end stack now make up Pilgrim Cottage. The hall (Holly Cottage) was
probably once open to the roof and floored in the mid C17. The parlour in Pilgrim
Cottage is the result of an early or mid C17 refurbishment and the right end room
(same cottage) is probably an C18 or C19 addition. All cottages are 2 storeys.
Exterior: overall 6-window front (3 to Lilac Cottage, 2 to Holly Cottage and 1 to
Pilgrim Cottage) of various late C19 and C20 casements with glazing bars, the first
floor window of Pilgrim cottage is a gabled half dormer. All 3 cottages have
roughly central doorways, all containing C20 doors, the outer 2 with contemporary
gabled porches. The roof is continuous across all 3 cottages and is half-hipped to
left and hipped to right.
To rear of Pilgrim Cottage at first floor level the inner room chamber has a C17
oak-framed window still with 2 ovolo-moulded mullions and 1 light contains
rectangular panes of leaded glass.
Interior: the putative service end (Lilac Cottage) was not available for inspection
at the time of this survey. The hall (Holly Cottage) contains a large, probably
original, granite ashlar fireplace and alongside to left, under the present stairs,
there is an oak Tudor arch, now disused and blocked but still containing its
original plank door. The crossbeam is soffit-chamfered with runout stops; probably
mid C17 The putative hall-passage partition has been replaced in brick but at
first floor level the original large-framed crosswall remains. 2-bay hall roof is
carried on a large side-pegged jointed cruck roof truss. The roofspace is
inaccessible but the roof is thought to be clear. The inner room parlour (Pilgrim Cottage)
has a richly-moulded crossbeam with step stops and moulded joists. The fireplace is
granite ashlar with a plain surround. The roof over this section is inaccessible
and the truss is boxed into a partition. The end room has a roughly-chamfered
crossbeam and the fireplace has been rebuilt.

Listing NGR: SX7531592365

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