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Description: Church Cottages
Date Listed: 26 January 1967
English Heritage Building ID: 100864
OS Grid Reference: SX6761743070
OS Grid Coordinates: 267617, 43070
Latitude/Longitude: 50.2727, -3.8591
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THURLESTONE THURLESTONE VILLAGE
SX 64 SE
Nos. 1, 2 and 3 Church Cottages
26.1.67 (formerly listed as 1,2 & 3 Church
G. V. II
Row of 3 houses formerly church house and poorhouse. Possibly dates from 1536
according to documentary evidence, altered probably in C19. Slatestone rubble
walls. Gable ended slate roof. Rendered probably rubble, axial stack with brick
shaft and 2 brick gable end stacks.
Plan: the building seems to have functioned both as church house and poorhouse
and Copeland thinks that the left-hand end was the church house as it projects at
the rear and contains a winding staircase. Now the property is 1 and 2-room
Exterior: 2 storeys. Asymmetrical 4-window front of circa early C20 2 and 3-
light casements some in original chamfered stone window openings. Towards left-
hand end are the two C20 stable type doors to Nos. 1 and 2 with a similar one to
No. 3 to the right of centre. Two-thirds of the way up the front wall is a rough
string course and it also has a rough plinth. A rubble buttress with 2 offsets at left-hand end has a freestone shield on it carved with the arms of Nicholas
Ayshford, one of the joint patrons of the building.
Interior: inaccessible at time of survey but a description of the building in
c.1960 by Copeland mentions wide stone stairs, a corbelled oak beam. plain plank
screen and open fireplaces in left-hand end cottage with no such features visible
in the others.
Source: Devonshire Church Houses - G.W. Copeland; T.D.A. 1960.
Listing NGR: SX6761743070
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Source: English Heritage
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