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Pitt Cottage

A Grade II Listed Building in Coffinswell, Devon

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Latitude: 50.5077 / 50°30'27"N

Longitude: -3.5703 / 3°34'13"W

OS Eastings: 288742

OS Northings: 68719

OS Grid: SX887687

Mapcode National: GBR QT.MDB6

Mapcode Global: FRA 37DQ.BW4

Plus Code: 9C2RGC5H+3V

Entry Name: Pitt Cottage

Listing Date: 17 July 1987

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1334168

English Heritage Legacy ID: 84797

Location: Coffinswell, Teignbridge, Devon, TQ12

County: Devon

District: Teignbridge

Civil Parish: Coffinswell

Built-Up Area: Coffinswell

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

Church of England Parish: Coffinswell St Bartholomew

Church of England Diocese: Exeter

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3/92 Pitt Cottage
House, formerly farmhouse. Early C16, altered in C17 and again in C20 when it was
modernised. Rendered cob walls. Asbestos slate roof with gable ends, formerly
hipped to right end. Rendered rubble axial stack at centre with brick shaft.
Probably late C19/early C20 inserted brick shaft at front of right-hand side.
Originally 3 room and through-passage plan open to the roof timbers throughout.
Hall possibly part-ceiled in mid C16, completely ceiled-in circa early C17 with hall
stack inserted backing onto the passage. Unheated lower and inner room. At one
stage the lower room reputedly used as outbuilding. Hall and inner room are now
2 storeys. Asymmetrical 2 window facade, 4 on ground floor. All C20 1, 2 and 3-
light casements with glazing bars. First floor windows are in small openings. Door
to passage at right of centre is early C20 plank and glazed.
Interior: hall has chamfered half beam over fireplace, with stop embedded in
plaster. Another half beam possibly supports a jetty as the ceiling is lower behind
it. It is chamfered with hollow step and notch stop. 6 moulded panel door to hall.
Hall fireplace lintel has been renewed.
3 original roof trusses survive. The 2 at lower end are side-pegged jointed crucks.
They originally had morticed collars and have threaded purlins. Morticed apex with
diagonal ridge. Over the lower end the original common rafters also survive with
the now redundant hip post. The original timbers are all smoke-blackened throughout
proving that the house was originally open to the roof from end to end.
The exterior of this house belies its early origins and despite substantial internal
modernisation the survival of the early roof structure makes it of considerable

Listing NGR: SX8874268719

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