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A Grade II Listed Building in Newton Poppleford and Harpford, Devon

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Latitude: 50.7056 / 50°42'20"N

Longitude: -3.2884 / 3°17'18"W

OS Eastings: 309117

OS Northings: 90347

OS Grid: SY091903

Mapcode National: GBR P7.45K3

Mapcode Global: FRA 4706.STY

Plus Code: 9C2RPP46+7J

Entry Name: Littlecott

Listing Date: 30 June 1961

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1328725

English Heritage Legacy ID: 352384

Location: Newton Poppleford and Harpford, East Devon, Devon, EX10

County: Devon

District: East Devon

Civil Parish: Newton Poppleford and Harpford

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

Church of England Parish: Harpford St Gregory the Great

Church of England Diocese: Exeter

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- Littlecott

House. Circa 1850. Plastered stone rubble or brick; probably brick stacks with
plastered brick chimney shafts; thatch roof, shingles and felt to rear outshots.
L-shaped building. Main block faces south with 3-room plan. There is a cross
passage left (west) of centre between the 2 principal rooms. Right (east) end room
is the kitchen and the 1-room plan rear block projects at right angles behind and
includes the stair. Kitchen has an end stack and both principal rooms have rear
lateral stacks. Contemporary outshots to rear. Main house is 2 storeys. Cottage
ornee style.
4-window front of circa 1850 fenestration. The 3-window arrangement is symmetrical
about the front doorway. The door itself is probably a C20 replacement but the
porch is original. It is made of light wrought ironwork in simple geometric
patterns and has a tented roof. It is flanked by French windows with margin panes
and the top glazing bars intersecting in Gothic style. Both have porches similar to
the doorway except that these are flat-roofed. All the first floor windows are 2-
light casements with glazing bars and margin panes and there is another ground floor
right. The left half of the front breaks forward very slightly from the right half.
The deep eaves are carried on small shaped brackets and there are pronounced
eyebrows over the first floor windows. The roof is gable-ended to right and half-
hipped to left. The left end includes a French window with porch and a first floor
casement, both identical to those on the front. The back of the rear block has a
ground floor window with plain mullions looking as if it had been an unglazed dairy
or larder window. The other windows on the rear and including the outshots are
casements or fixed pane windows with leaded panes in the same pattern as the front
casements. The outshots stop short of the western end and the corner provided is
taken up by a small gazebo with its doorway angled across the corner and its walls
of trellis-work. On the right (eastern) end of the main block is a C20 flat-roofed
and glass-walled porch built between Littlecott and Littlecott Cottage (q.v.).
Interior contains much original joinery detail. The principal rooms have marble
chimneypieces and there is a pointed arch doorway from the central room to the
Littlecott is a very well-preserved house of its period and its fenestration is
particularly attractive. However its plan form suggests that it may be a rebuild of
an earlier house.

Listing NGR: SY0911790347

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