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Compass Cottage

A Grade II Listed Building in Branscombe, Devon

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Latitude: 50.6933 / 50°41'35"N

Longitude: -3.1501 / 3°9'0"W

OS Eastings: 318862

OS Northings: 88812

OS Grid: SY188888

Mapcode National: GBR PC.6T4S

Mapcode Global: FRA 4797.LMQ

Plus Code: 9C2RMRVX+8X

Entry Name: Compass Cottage

Listing Date: 8 March 1988

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1333297

English Heritage Legacy ID: 88723

ID on this website: 101333297

Location: Street, East Devon, EX12

County: Devon

District: East Devon

Civil Parish: Branscombe

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

Church of England Parish: Branscombe St Winifred

Church of England Diocese: Exeter

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7/51 Compass Cottage (former Wesleyan
- Chapel)


House converted from disused Wesleyan chapel. Dated 1831, converted to a house in
early C20. Local Salcombe stone rubble with ashlar dressings; stone rubble or
brick stacks with brick stacks with brick chimneyshaft; slate roof.
Plan: former chapel on a north-south axis with its main entrance in the north end
facing towards the road. It has now been converted to a 4-room plan house, 2 wide
and 2 deep, with a central axial stack. 2 storeys.
Exterior: the north end contains a large central doorway with relieving arch above
which contains a C20 panelled door. An inserted window to right and one in an
original opening above contain C20 casements with glazing bars. A plaque in the
gable is inscribed Wesleyan Methodist Chapel, 1831. The roof is gable-ended with
ashlar coping with a ball apex finials. Both sides have 2-window fronts of C20
casements. The east side fenestration is more regular and, near the rear end, is a
doorway containing an early C20 4-panel door with a porch supported on turned
Interior not inspected.
This former chapel forms part of a group of mostly thatched-roof buildings which
make up the hamlet of Street.

Listing NGR: SY1886288812

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