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Gilbrook Cottages

A Grade II Listed Building in Woodbury, Devon

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Latitude: 50.6743 / 50°40'27"N

Longitude: -3.4047 / 3°24'16"W

OS Eastings: 300840

OS Northings: 87010

OS Grid: SY008870

Mapcode National: GBR P4.9438

Mapcode Global: FRA 37R9.9DG

Plus Code: 9C2RMHFW+P4

Entry Name: Gilbrook Cottages

Listing Date: 21 April 1986

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1333279

English Heritage Legacy ID: 88620

Location: Woodbury, East Devon, Devon, EX5

County: Devon

District: East Devon

Civil Parish: Woodbury

Built-Up Area: Woodbury

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

Church of England Parish: Woodbury with Exton

Church of England Diocese: Exeter

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SY 08 NW WOODBURY GILBROOK (west side), Woodbury

2/109 Nos. 1, 2 and 3 Gilbrook Cottages
- II

Row of 3 cottages. Early C16 or earlier, with later alterations. Roughcast cob on
stone footings; gabled end roof. 3-room, baffle-entry plan, the higher end to the
right of original entrance, with a barn extension, possibly of the C17, at the
service end. The house or part of it was open to the roof originally, for it is
reported to be smoke-blackened (see reference). The axial stack served both
service end and hall, with side oven to the service-end fireplace. Newel stair to
the rear (i.e. opposite entrance). 2 storeys.
Front: 9 window range, the casement windows all late C20. 2 of the 1st floor
windows under eyebrow eaves; 7 windows to ground floor, with a late C20 bay window
to the extreme left. Rear extensions of the C19 and C20.
Interior: the former barn (No.3) with straight roof principals. No.2 (service
end); jointed cruck visible in upper room with trenched purlins; chamfered lintel
to 1st floor fireplace. No.1 (not inspected internally) with a stopped chamfered
cross ceiling beam.
Reference: Ursula W Brighouse, Woodbury, A View from the Beacon (1981), pp 243-4.
The author restored the houses in 1965 when a plank and muntin screen from Govetts
(now demolished) was used to replace a decayed screen between the hall and inner

Listing NGR: SY0084287012

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