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Manor Cottage

A Grade II Listed Building in Ashton, Devon

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Latitude: 50.6466 / 50°38'47"N

Longitude: -3.6351 / 3°38'6"W

OS Eastings: 284492

OS Northings: 84265

OS Grid: SX844842

Mapcode National: GBR QP.RMRC

Mapcode Global: FRA 378C.HN0

Plus Code: 9C2RJ9W7+JX

Entry Name: Manor Cottage

Listing Date: 2 July 1999

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1387320

English Heritage Legacy ID: 475273

Location: Ashton, Teignbridge, Devon, EX6

County: Devon

District: Teignbridge

Civil Parish: Ashton

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

Church of England Parish: Ashton St John the Baptist

Church of England Diocese: Exeter

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1518/5/10004 Manor Cottage


House. Circa C15, remodelled circa late C16/early C17; extended circa early C17; altered C20. Plastered cob walls. Thatched roof with half-hipped gable ends. Dressed granite axial stack with weathering and gable-end stacks with rebuilt shafts.
PLAN: 2-room plan with wide through-passage at centre. Originally open to roof from end-to- end and divided by low partitions. Axial stack in left [N] room backing onto passage and floors inserted creating chambers above in circa late C16 or early C17; 1-room plan wing with chamber above at rear of left [N] room added circa early C17.
EXTERIOR: 2 storeys. Asymmetrical west front with stair-turret projecting on right, central through-passage doorway with C20 thatched canopy, and casement windows with glazing bars to left and right. Rear [E] small casement windows with glazing bars and gable-ended wing to right with small mullion window under eaves on N side.
INTERIOR: Right-hand [S] room has large cambered chamfered cross-beam with run-out stops supported on what appear to be the cruck posts, and small gable-end fireplace with chamfered timber bressumer with step stops, shelf on brackets and cupboard to side with panelled door. Wide central passage. Left-hand [N] with chamfered axial beam with cyma stops and exposed slightly chamfered joists; large granite fireplace with replaced rough timber bressumer and with oven. Ground floor room in rear wing ceiled. Winder staircase. Chamber in rear wing with moulded plaster cornice over fireplace and small moulded plaster shield above with initials H over GM. Over main range a 4-bay roof with side-pegged jointed cruck trusses with cambered collars, centre south truss has mortices for arch braces; left [N] truss is raised cruck in partition. There are threaded side purlins and square-set ridgepiece on yokes at apex. Most of the common-rafters have been removed, but there appear to be some over the south bay. The roof structure is heavily smoke-blackened.

Listing NGR: SX8449284265

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