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Myrtle Cottage and Cob Cottage, Thurlestone

Description: Myrtle Cottage and Cob Cottage

Grade: II
Date Listed: 19 February 1990
English Heritage Building ID: 100858

OS Grid Reference: SX6788143825
OS Grid Coordinates: 267881, 43825
Latitude/Longitude: 50.2796, -3.8556

Location: Thurlestone, Devon TQ7 3AG

Locality: Thurlestone
Local Authority: South Hams District Council
County: Devon
Country: England
Postcode: TQ7 3AG

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Listing Text

SX 64 SE
4/161 Myrtle Cottage and Cob Cottage


Pair of cottages. Circa mid C17 with probably C18 addition. Plastered rubble and cob walls Thatch roof, gabled to left end and hipped to right. 2 axial rendered rubble stacks with brick shafts and brick stack at gable end.
Plan: basic 2-room plan to each cottage. Cob Cottage to right has both its rooms heated by axial stacks and a newel stair at the rear of the left-hand room.
Behind the right-hand room is a small wing added probably in the C18.
Exterior: 2 storeys. Asymmetrical 3 : 3 window front mainly of C19 and early C20 small-paned 2-light casements. Myrtle Cottage to the left has an early c19
horizontal sliding 12-pane sash to left on the ground floor. C20 stable-type door to its right with tile hood over. Cob Cottage has a C20 plank door to the right, now disused, and the current entrance is through a C20 timber leanto at the right-hand end with a single storey extension beyond it.
Interior: of Cob Cottage only accessible. Its ceiling beams have been replaced,
left-hand room has a fireplace with roughly chamfered wooden lintel and stone
newel stairs in a projection at the rear. Insubstantial feet of straight
principals visible on 1st floor suggest an C18 or C19 reroofing.

Listing NGR: SX6788143825

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Source: English Heritage

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