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Steps Cottage, Ashprington

Description: Steps Cottage

Grade: II
Date Listed: 26 April 1993
English Heritage Building ID: 100948

OS Grid Reference: SX8138756511
OS Grid Coordinates: 281387, 56511
Latitude/Longitude: 50.3965, -3.6702

Location: Ashprington, Devon TQ9 7EB

Locality: Ashprington
Local Authority: South Hams District Council
County: Devon
Country: England
Postcode: TQ9 7EB

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Listing Text

ASHPRINGTON

SX85Nll Bow
6/39 Steps Cottage

II

House, extended and converted into 3 cottages and reverted to 1 house.
Probably late C17 or early C18, possibly with earlier origins; extended and
converted to cottages in circa early to mid C19 reunited and extended again
in the C20. Rendered cob and stone rubble. Thatched roof with gabled ends.
Stacks with rendered shafts at the gable end of the original house, the left
had stack is now an axial stack.
Plan: 3-room single depth plan; the 2 right hand rooms are probably the
extent of the original house. In circa early to mid C19 the house was
converted into a row of three 1-room plan cottages by the extension at the
left end of a 1-room plan addition. In the C20 it was reunited as one house
again and a small extension was added at the left end.
Exterior: 2 storeys. Asymmetrical 1:2 window range. C18 or early C19 wooden
casement to first floor left. To the left and right of centre late C19 or C20
glazed doors with late C19 or C20 wooden lattice porches.
At the left hand end a 1-room plan addition, stone rubble with a grouted
scantle slate roof,1 storey and attic, late C19 2-light casement with glazing
bars and gabled dormer with timber casement and C20 glazed door. Small late
C20 addition at extreme left hand end. Interior: Interior much altered but
some C19 joinery survives. The straight feet of the roof principals can be
seen on the first floor. The trusses are mostly soft wood but one truss at
the left hand end has much heavier oak principals. At the right hand end
there are said to be blackened roof timbers associated with the curing of
fish. Steps Cottage is on the site of a salting recorded in the Domesday
Book.
Source: Information provided by the owner, Mr Chadwick.


Listing NGR: SX8138756511

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Source: English Heritage

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