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Description: Glen Cottage and Adjoining House to South West
Date Listed: 25 March 1991
English Heritage Building ID: 100028
OS Grid Reference: SX8408346903
OS Grid Coordinates: 284083, 46903
Latitude/Longitude: 50.3107, -3.6293
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SX84NW Glen Cottage and
5/244 adjoining house to South
House and attached cottage. Circa mid C17, possibly with earlier origins
and with C19 and C20 extensions; restored in C2O.
Painted and partly plastered stone rubble and cob. Thatched roof, gabled at
right hand end and half hipped at left hand end. C19 extension at right
hand end and rear outshuts have asbestos tile roofs. Painted stone rubble
axial and gable end stacks with slate weathering, tapered caps and
heightened in brick.
Plan: An overall 4-room plan front range, the right hand room a C19
addition. The original 3-room and through passage plan house, its lower end
to the right is heated from a gable end stack and the higher end room has an
axial stack backing onto the centre room which appears to have been
unheated, unless the existing axial stack originally served the centre room.
The projections at the front between the left and centre room was probably
a stair turret. There is a later two-storey outshut behind the central
room, a staircase has been inserted into the passage and a 1-room plan
extension was added to the lower right hand end in the C19, probably when
the house was divided into 3 cottages. It was later reunited, but has
recently been divided into 2 dwellings, Glen Cottage occupying the original
lower end room and the Cl9 right hand extension.
Exterior: 2 storeys. Asymmetrical 4 plus 1-window range. The 4-window
range is the original house and has what was probably a projecting stair
turret to left of centre with a later blocked doorway and remains of a
porch at front. C20 2 and 3-light casements with glazing bars and slate
sills. Doorway to right of centre with C20 plank door and thatched canopy
on outside wooden posts. Set back to right is the small 2-storey 1-window
extension, also with C20 casement on first floor and C20 glazed door below
with side light and thatched canopy.
At the rear a 2-storey outshut to left extended with a C20 single storey
flat roof extension.
Interior: Staircase inserted into former passage. Centre and left hand
rooms have replaced ceiling beams. The left hand room has a fireplace in
the axial stack with a chamfered timber lintel with hollow step stops and
another lintel inserted below which was reputedly dredged up from Plymouth
Sound; it is brattished and might be part of a ship. The centre room has a
new fireplace in the back of the axial stack. The lower end room has
chamfered ceiling joists and a blocked fireplace.
Roof: Only 2 C17 trusses survive; they are over the higher left end room
and have straight principals with halved notched leg jointed collars. The
remainder of the roof is a nailed soft-wood structure.
Listing NGR: SX8408346903
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Source: English Heritage
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