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Baker's Cottages

A Grade II Listed Building in Lympstone, Devon

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Coordinates

Latitude: 50.6475 / 50°38'51"N

Longitude: -3.4176 / 3°25'3"W

OS Eastings: 299873

OS Northings: 84054

OS Grid: SX998840

Mapcode National: GBR P4.BSR0

Mapcode Global: FRA 37QC.BF0

Entry Name: Baker's Cottages

Listing Date: 21 April 1986

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1333251

English Heritage Legacy ID: 88538

Location: Lympstone, East Devon, Devon, EX8

County: Devon

District: East Devon

Civil Parish: Lympstone

Built-Up Area: Lympstone

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

Church of England Parish: Lympstone Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary

Church of England Diocese: Exeter

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Listing Text

LYMPSTONE

1174/5/37 LONGMEADOW ROAD
21-APR-1986 LYMPSTONE
(South side)
2-3
BAKER'S COTTAGES

II
Two cottages forming part of a longer row of probably early C17 houses.

MATERIALS: Roughcast cob on stone footings and a slate roof

PLAN: Single depth plan with a one or two cell room plan each served by an axial stack with brick shafts.

EXTERIOR: Both cottages have deeply recessed entrance doors. The fenestration to No. 2 consists of a large C20 casement window to the ground and first floor. No. 3 has C20 casement windows to the first floor which are probably in their original openings, and two further casement windows at ground floor.

INTERIOR: Both cottages contain a chamfered cross beam to ground floor and a later fireplace constructed of sandstone and brick supporting a smoke hood above. The exposed roof timbers to No. 3 including the purlins, principal rafter and collar beam suggesting that the C17 roof structure survives.

SOURCES: First Edition Ordnance Survey map (1889); Second Edition Ordnance Survey map (1905); Fourth Edition Ordnance Survey map (1933)

REASONS FOR DESIGNATION DECISION: Nos. 2 and 3 Baker's Cottages are designated at Grade II for the following principal reason:
* Early C17 cottages which survive substantially intact retaining their C17 axial chimney stack and roof structure.

This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.

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