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Latitude: 51.0881 / 51°5'17"N
Longitude: -4.0622 / 4°3'43"W
OS Eastings: 255670
OS Northings: 134105
OS Grid: SS556341
Mapcode National: GBR KQ.CQRX
Mapcode Global: FRA 26C7.Z3Z
Entry Name: Feoffee Cottages and Church Cottage
Listing Date: 31 December 1973
Last Amended: 29 September 1999
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1385079
English Heritage Legacy ID: 485540
Location: Barnstaple, North Devon, Devon, EX31
District: North Devon
Civil Parish: Barnstaple
Built-Up Area: Barnstaple
Traditional County: Devon
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon
Church of England Parish: Pilton with Ashford
Church of England Diocese: Exeter
SS5534SE BULL HILL, Pilton
684-1/2/317 (North side)
31/12/73 Nos.1-10 (Consec) Feoffee Cottages
and Church Cottage
(Formerly Listed as:
BULL HILL, Pilton
Feeofee Cottages 1-10(consec) &
Church Cottage(at rear, opp. Church
of St Mary))
Row of almshouses "enlarged and rebuilt by the Reverend Thomas
Boweller, 20 May 1849" (wall plaque). Probably C17 in origin.
Local brown slatestone with some purple stone dressings and
cream sandstone windows; natural slate roofs; stacks with tall
stone shafts (some octagonal) with quoins, brattished cornices
and some old chimney-pots. Tudor style. Sited along the S
boundary of the churchyard and returning to the E giving an
overall L-plan with access to the Church of St Mary (qv)
through a tall cartway in the main range. The almshouses are
divided into 7 separately-roofed units. Church Cottage has
first-floor rear access from the churchyard path.
2 storeys. Asymmetrical 2:3:2:1:2:1-window range, facing down
Pilton Street and partly out Bull Hill; range to E has
1:1-window range. Gables and gabled dormers to front, 2-, 3-
and 4-light stone mullioned windows with chamfered mullions,
some with hoodmoulds, all glazed with diamond leaded panes;
Tudor-arched hollow-chamfered doorways with plank, cover-strip
and stud doors. Gabled block, broken forward, contains cartway
with large moulded Tudor archway with purple voussoirs and a
stepped 4-light window above with a hoodmould. Interior of
cartway has moulded beams and joists.
The right return has a projecting lateral stack with offsets
and returns with a hipped roof block with similar stack at the
end. The rear elevation is also very attractive with mullioned
windows and gables. Church Cottage is painted white on the
rear with a rear lateral stack with brick shaft. Date plaque
on rear gable of cartway.
INTERIORS: partially inspected. Features seem either C19 or
In a crucial position in Pilton and an important foil to the
Church of St Mary.
(Reed MA: Pilton, its Past and Present: Barnstaple: 1985-:
Listing NGR: SS5568434102
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