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Paradise Cottage

A Grade II Listed Building in Combe Raleigh, Devon

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Latitude: 50.8135 / 50°48'48"N

Longitude: -3.1974 / 3°11'50"W

OS Eastings: 315736

OS Northings: 102231

OS Grid: ST157022

Mapcode National: GBR LX.Y1SJ

Mapcode Global: FRA 466Y.66B

Entry Name: Paradise Cottage

Listing Date: 27 January 1989

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1333764

English Heritage Legacy ID: 87116

Location: Combe Raleigh, East Devon, Devon, EX14

County: Devon

District: East Devon

Civil Parish: Combe Raleigh

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

Church of England Parish: Combe Raleigh

Church of England Diocese: Exeter

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Listing Text

SY 10 SE

6/115 Paradise Cottage


Cottage. 1793 (documentation seen by the owner, Miss Doidge) with alterations of
1987 at the left end. Whitewashed rendered cob on stone rubble; thatched roof, half-
hipped at left end, hipped at the right end; axial stack with a C20 brick shaft.
Plan: Single depth plan, 3 rooms wide, the entrance to left of centre facing a C20
stair. Before 1987 the left end was single-storey but there was evidence that it had
originally been 2-storeys, as it is now, giving a heated living-room/kitchen in the
centre, an unheated service room to the right, and what may have been a reed store at
the left end with no internal access. The house was built by a thatcher, Mr Webber,
(information from Miss Doidge).
Exterior: 2 storeys. Asymmetrical 3 window front with a shallow C20 porch to left of
centre. C20 2-light timber casements, C20 front door.
Interior: Particularly interesting because of the firm date for the cottage, the
carpentry detail works at least 100 years earlier and is evidence of the survival of
traditional carpentry techniques. The heated room has a chamfered crossbeam and an
open fireplace with a bread oven, chamfered lintel with a mason's mitre, the left
hand jamb is also chamfered and pegged into the lintel.
Roof: Not seen at time of survey (1988) but has been inspected by Michael Laithwaite.

Listing NGR: ST1573602231

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