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Latitude: 50.943 / 50°56'34"N
Longitude: -4.0824 / 4°4'56"W
OS Eastings: 253795
OS Northings: 118011
OS Grid: SS537180
Mapcode National: GBR KP.NZKG
Mapcode Global: FRA 26BM.3D0
Entry Name: Dragon Cottage honeysuckle Cottage richmond Cottage rose Cott
Listing Date: 16 February 1989
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1326639
English Heritage Legacy ID: 91834
Location: St. Giles in the Wood, Torridge, Devon, EX38
Civil Parish: St. Giles in the Wood
Traditional County: Devon
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon
Church of England Parish: St Giles in the Wood St Giles
Church of England Diocese: Exeter
ST GILES KINGSCOTT
SS 51 NW IN THE WOOD
18/215 Richmond Cottage, Dragon Cottage,
- Rose Cott and Honeysuckle
4 adjoining cottages. Late C17 or C18. Local stone rubble; stone rubble stacks
topped with C19 and C20 brick ; thatch roof.
Plan: 1-plan building containing 4 cottages. The main block faces south. At the
right (east) end is Honeysuckle Cottage which has a 1-room plan with a gable-end
stack. Late C19 single storey outbuildings adjoining the end have now been brought
into domestic use to provide kitchen and service rooms for Honeysuckle Cottage. Next
left is Rose Cottage which has a 2-room plan and an axial stack between the rooms
serves back to back fireplaces. At the left (west) end is 1 more room ; it belongs
to Dragon Cottage and has a projecting rear lateral stack. Another small room of
Dragon Cottage occupies the adjoining part of a crosswing which projects forward at
right angles from this end. The rest of this crosswing is occupied by Richmond
Cottage which has a 2-room plan and gable-end stack.
This building has been re-arranged more than once since it was built. Until circa
1985 the main block had 2 2-room plan cottages, one each side of the central axial
stack. It is tempting to suggest that the building originated as a lobby entrance
plan farmhouse but there is no evidence for this.
All 4 cottages are 2 storeys.
Exterior: The main block has an irregular 5-window front of late C19 and C20
casements with glazing bars. 3-window front to the crosswing with similar casements.
All the cottage doorways contain various C20 doors, and Rose Cottage doorway has a
thatched hood. Doorway to Honeysuckle Cottage is into the converted outbuilding to
right of the main block. Both roofs are gable-ended.
Interiors have plain carpentry detail where exposed. The roof space is not
accessible although the bases of straight principals show at first floor level. In
fact those to the west of the central axial stack are of heavier scantling than those
to east. Also the eastern 2 fireplaces include brick. Maybe the eastern 2 rooms of
the main block are secondary.
Until the mid C20 this building was known as The Barracks which local tradition
associates with the Civil War.
These 4 cottages form part of an attractive group of buildings in the hamlet of
Listing NGR: SS5379518011
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