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Clystbeare and Clystbeare Cottages

A Grade II Listed Building in Sowton, Devon

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Coordinates

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

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1334000

English Heritage Legacy ID: 86185

Location: Sowton, East Devon, Devon, EX5

County: Devon

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

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Description

SOWTON SOWTON LANE (east side)
SX 99 SE
1/49 Clystbeare and
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26.9.85 Clystbeare Cottages

- II

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
and unstopped.
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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