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1 and 2 Cann Cottages

A Grade II Listed Building in Southway, Plymouth

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Latitude: 50.4277 / 50°25'39"N

Longitude: -4.1514 / 4°9'5"W

OS Eastings: 247283

OS Northings: 60857

OS Grid: SX472608

Mapcode National: GBR NW.QFHL

Mapcode Global: FRA 276X.LHJ

Plus Code: 9C2QCRHX+3C

Entry Name: 1 and 2 Cann Cottages

Listing Date: 5 February 2010

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1393798

English Heritage Legacy ID: 506171

Location: Plymouth, PL5

County: Plymouth

Electoral Ward/Division: Southway

Built-Up Area: Plymouth

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

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Tamerton Foliot

Listing Text


740-1/0/10139 TAMERTON FOLIOT
05-FEB-10 1 and 2 Cann Cottages

Former gardeners' cottages. 1936. Designed by William Curtis Green and built by Maddock & Son Builders.

MATERIALS: White-washed roughcast with dimishing Delabole slate roofs with shallow corbels.

PLAN: Two storey cottages with a symmetrical plan. The first floor plan of No. 2 has been slightly altered to accommodate a third bedroom.

EXTERIOR: The principal (south-east) elevation is symmetrical with outer gable end bays, and catslide roofs over the porches. There is a wide, low chimney stack to the outer bays. The central chimney stack includes a rectangular date stone (1936) with a diamond to its centre within which are the letters PTD. The rear (north-west) elevation is also symmetrical with outer gable end bays which incorporate steps to the rear doors. The front entrance doors are timber, consisting of three planks with ovolo moulding and a central diamond opening which is glazed. The fenestration consists of timber casements, of varying size, with stone cills.

INTERIOR: The interiors of both cottages retain their granite fireplaces and unusual plank type doors consisting of five planks with the second and fourth plank recessed, with chamfered battens, latches, spearheaded strap hinges and bespoke H-L type hinges to the bottom of the doors. The flagstone floors survive to the kitchens and the porches.

HISTORY: In 1904 Curtis Green was commissioned by the landowner P. D. Tuckett to build Tuckett's Farmhouse (Grade II*) in Devon. The house is Tuckett's Farmhouse and is listed at Grade II*. He also built the nearby Orchard Cottage (Grade II) for Tuckett in 1933. Curtis Green was again commissioned by Tuckett in 1936 when he owned the Cann Estate. His works on the estate included additions to Cann House, a gamekeeper's cottage, now known as Clittaford Cottage (Grade II) and a pair of semi-detached gardeners' cottages, now known as Cann Cottages.

SOURCES: Plymouth Record Office, Gardeners Cottages, Cann House, Tamerton Foliot (PCC/60/1/2705)

REASONS FOR DESIGNATION: No. 1 and 2 Cann Cottages are designated at grade II for the following principal reasons:
* A substantially intact example of a pair of cottages in the Vernacular Revival style by the nationally important architect William Curtis Green
* They retain their interior features including granite fireplaces and doors with iron door furniture
* They are a well-preserved example of Curtis Green's small scale domestic architecture, and form part of the commissioned buildings for P. D. Tuckett as part of the Cann Estate

This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.

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