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Myrtle Cottage Including Front Garden Area Wall, Railings Gate Piers and Parterres

A Grade II Listed Building in Dittisham, Devon

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Latitude: 50.3822 / 50°22'55"N

Longitude: -3.5967 / 3°35'48"W

OS Eastings: 286572

OS Northings: 54807

OS Grid: SX865548

Mapcode National: GBR QR.HKKL

Mapcode Global: FRA 38C1.0MP

Plus Code: 9C2R9CJ3+V8

Entry Name: Myrtle Cottage Including Front Garden Area Wall, Railings Gate Piers and Parterres

Listing Date: 26 April 1993

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1365706

English Heritage Legacy ID: 101199

Location: Dittisham, South Hams, Devon, TQ6

County: Devon

District: South Hams

Civil Parish: Dittisham

Built-Up Area: Dittisham

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

Church of England Parish: Dittisham St George

Church of England Diocese: Exeter

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17/287 DITTISHAM (North side),
Myrtle Cottage including
front garden area wall,
railings gate-piers and


Small house, one of a pair with The Cider Cottage (qv). Circa mid C19
altered internally and extended at the back in late C20. Plastered stone
rubble. Grouted scantle slate roof with red clay ridge tiles hipped at
left hand end and gable end to right abutting adjoining house (the Cider
Cottage). Moulded cast iron gutters. 2 lateral stacks at the back with
louvred yellow day pots.
Plan: lateral stacks at the back with louvred yellow day pots central
entrance, each room heated from a rear lateral stack. In the late C20 the
2 rooms were made into one large room and a large extensiion was added at
the back.
Exterior: 2 storeys and basement. Symmetrical 3-window south front. Tall
circa mid C19 2-light casements with glazing bars and 8 panes per light.
Central doorway with a late C19 glazed and panelled door and a C20 gabled
porch with a slate roof.
Interior: Front garden area wall, railings gate-piers and parterres. The
walls have a local limestone ashlar plinth and are rustic quartz rubble
above, the left hand section has cast-iron railings above the plinth with
fleur-de-lis finials. A pier at the left hand end of the railings and the
2 gate-piers opposite the front doorway of the house are limestone
monoliths with chamfered corners, the gate-piers have crossed-gabled tops
with trefoils and inscribed Myrtle Cootage in upper case lettering. At the
base of the left hand gate-pier the date 1880 and name of the mason W
Blampey. The gate is C20. The path to the front doorway and the
quatrefoil parterres either side have patterned cobbled paths and dressed
limestone curb stones. The front garden is an interesting and unusual

Listing NGR: SX8657254807

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