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East Week Cottages

A Grade II Listed Building in South Tawton, Devon

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Latitude: 50.7118 / 50°42'42"N

Longitude: -3.8942 / 3°53'39"W

OS Eastings: 266360

OS Northings: 91950

OS Grid: SX663919

Mapcode National: GBR Q8.HFFV

Mapcode Global: FRA 27Q6.BPK

Plus Code: 9C2RP464+P8

Entry Name: East Week Cottages

Listing Date: 22 February 1967

Last Amended: 4 March 1988

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1326116

English Heritage Legacy ID: 94990

Location: South Tawton, West Devon, Devon, EX20

County: Devon

District: West Devon

Civil Parish: South Tawton

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

Church of England Parish: South Tawton St Andrew

Church of England Diocese: Exeter

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4/193 No. 3 East Week Cottages
(formerly listed as Cottage at
22.2.67 East Week)


Cottage, former farmhouse. C16 origins with C17 improvements, major late C19-early
C20 modernisation. Granite stone rubble with some cob on wall tops; granite stack
with tall granite ashlar chimney shaft; slate roof (formerly thatch).
Plan and development: 3-room-and-through-passage plan house facing north-west and
is built down the hillslope. Uphill at the left (north-eastern) end is an unheated
inner room (probably a dairy originally). The hall has a large lateral stack
projecting from the front with granite ashlar window bay alongside. The service end
was reorganised in the C20 and now contains 2 rooms. Only limited internal
inspection was available at the time of this survey and therefore it is not clear
what evidence remains of its original form. Nevertheless it seems clear that it
began as some type of open hall house. It may have been a Dartmoor longhouse. The
hall fireplace was probably inserted in the late C16 and the hall bay was added when
the hall was floored in the early or mid C17. Inner room is now open to the roof.
The rest is 2 storeys.
Exterior: irregular 1:1:2-window front of mainly C20 casements with glazing bars.
The top window of the hall bay is a replacement but the ground floor one is
original, that is to say mid C17; it is 4 lights with granite mullions and a king
mullion, 2 of them containing diamond panes of leaded glass, and hoodmould with the
labels carved with the initials TC. Passage front doorway contains C20 door
(similar to rear). Main roof is gable-ended.
Interior: service end rearranged in C20 and roof here replaced at same time. Inner
room open to roof where the structure is completely hidden by plaster. In the hall
the fireplace is blocked. Crossbeam here has plain soffit chamfers. Crosswall at
upper end is lined with C17 oak wainscotting of small field panels over bench level.
The bench is missing although the shaped bench end remains. Upper passage screen is
clad with C20 boards. Roof over hall and passage was not available for inspection
at the time of this survey.
East Week is a straggling hamlet containing several other attractive listed

Listing NGR: SX6636091950

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