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Latitude: 50.7247 / 50°43'29"N
Longitude: -3.4501 / 3°27'0"W
OS Eastings: 297743
OS Northings: 92681
OS Grid: SX977926
Mapcode National: GBR P3.0XFB
Mapcode Global: FRA 37N5.9QK
Plus Code: 9C2RPGFX+VX
Entry Name: Clystbeare and Clystbeare Cottages
Listing Date: 26 September 1985
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1334000
English Heritage Legacy ID: 86185
Location: Sowton, East Devon, Devon, EX5
Civil Parish: Sowton
Traditional County: Devon
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon
Church of England Parish: Sowton St Michael and All Angels
Church of England Diocese: Exeter
SOWTON SOWTON LANE (east side)
SX 99 SE
1/49 Clystbeare and
26.9.85 Clystbeare Cottages
2 cottages, originally a single farmhouse, but at some time serving as 4 or 5
cottages. Probably an early C17 core with later C17 additions (a room to the left, and a rear wing to the right), and C19 extensions. Plastered cob, on stone footings, with brick stacks and shafts; hipped thatched roof. Originally a 2-room house with no passage, extended to the left and to the rear in the late C17. Dr Alcock has discussed problems of dating, and it appears that the 2 datestones on 2 stacks (1656 and 1657 respectively) are not insitu, and the brickwork suggests a later date in the C17: these stacks serve the rear wing, and (probably) the left-hand room, although this apparently is not at all clear. The earlier core was served by an external end stack that heated the right-hand room. 2 storeys.
Front: regular 4-window range ; the first floor windows are all of 3 lights with
eyebrow eaves : 5 ground floor windows; all C20 timber casements; no doors.
Rear: one early C17 2-light window under the eaves; otherwise C19 or C20
fenestration to main range and the rear wing, which has a leanto attached to its
inner side. The rear external stack is very broad with very large set-offs.
Interior not inspected : Dr Alcock notes 2 ground floor ceiling beams, chamfered
N W Alcock, 'Houses in an East Devon Parish', Trans. Devon Assoc., 94 (1962),
p.213; pl. 14; figs. 15 and 17.
Listing NGR: SX9774392681
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