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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
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1333764
English Heritage Legacy ID: 87116
Location: Combe Raleigh, East Devon, Devon, EX14
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
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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