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St Michael's Cottage

A Grade II* Listed Building in Ilsington, Devon

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Latitude: 50.5723 / 50°34'20"N

Longitude: -3.717 / 3°43'1"W

OS Eastings: 278508

OS Northings: 76138

OS Grid: SX785761

Mapcode National: GBR QK.4BRX

Mapcode Global: FRA 373K.7QB

Entry Name: St Michael's Cottage

Listing Date: 23 August 1955

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1358910

English Heritage Legacy ID: 439507

Location: Ilsington, Teignbridge, Devon, TQ13

County: Devon

District: Teignbridge

Civil Parish: Ilsington

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

Church of England Parish: Ilsington St Michael

Church of England Diocese: Exeter

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Listing Text

SX 77 NE
3/124 Nos. 1, 2 and 3 St Michael's
23.8.55 Cottages


Row of 3 cottages, formerly the church house. Early C16, restored 1938. Built of a
mixture of slatestone and granite rubble with quoins of large dressed granite
blocks; details also in granite. Slated roof. Large granite chimneystack with
offsets and tapered top, projecting from front wall off centre to left. On right-
hand gable a large granite ashlar stack with tapered top. On left-hand gable a
smaller granite stack, also with tapered top. Original plan almost certainly had 3
rooms in the ground storey with opposing front and back doors at the right-hand end
of the central hall; there is no evidence of a through-passage. No.1 now has the
inner room and upper end of the hall, No.2 the rest of the hall, and No.3 the
kitchen. The upper storey probably consisted of a single long room entered by an
outside staircase at the right-hand end of the front wall. There is some evidence
of an internal staircase beside the kitchen stack, and a shallow projection behind
the inner room that may have been a garderobe. 2 storeys. 5-window front; the
windows all have early C20 wood casements with 6 or 8 panes per light. In the
ground storey No.2 has a moulded granite doorway with a 4-centred arch having carved
spandrels, the original entrance to the hall. To the right of it No.3 has a
chamfered granite doorway with a 4-centred arch, the original entrance to the
kitchen. At the left-hand end the doorway of No.1 also has a 4-centred arch, but
this is probably a C19 insertion. There is a continuous stringcourse at sill-level
in the second storey, stopping just short of the former doorway at right-hand end,
now converted into a window; doorway has moulded granite surround with 4-centred
arch. Rear wall facing churchyard has casement windows matching those at the front.
Original rear doorway, opposite the front door of No.2, has chamfered granite
surround with segmental arch; now blocked and window inserted. At right-hand
(north) end, behind No.1, is a shallow projection rising to eaves level and having a
pent roof of stone slabs; it may have been a garderobe.
Interior: former hall (now sub-divided, the main part in the 2 ground storey rooms
of No.2, the remainder in the right-hand room of No.1) has broad chamfered upper-
floor beams with run-out and straight-cut stops (it is sometimes difficult to be
certain which was intended); chamfered joists with step-stops. Above the left-hand
end-wall in No.1 is the head-beam of a plank-and-muntin screen with hollow and
three-quarter-round mouldings; studs appear to have been removed. In front wall (at
No.2) is a large blocked fireplace with wooden lintel. Inner room (in No.1) has
plain joists running lengthways (no beam). Small gable-fireplace with mutilated
wood lintel. Former kitchen (in No.3) has also been sub-divided; it has upper floor
beams like those in the hall, but with plain joists. Very wide, deep gable-
fireplace, mostly blocked, with cambered and chamfered wood lintel having
immediately above it a relieving arch following the line of the camber. No visible
features in upper storey. Roof has 10 side-pegged jointed-cruck trusses, including
2 gable trusses; butt purlins, cranked collars. The top of the curved part of the
cruck projects slightly and is rounded. Not possible to see if the ridge-piece is
original. No evidence of original partitions. No smoke-blackening.
Building converted into a Poor House in C18 and sold by the Parish for conversion
into private dwellings in 1839.
Source: guide to St Michael's Church, Ilsington.

Listing NGR: SX7850576145

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