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Cottage, Store and Limekiln Immediately West South West of Dinah's Side, Cornworthy

Description: Cottage, Store and Limekiln Immediately West South West of Dinah's Side

Grade: II
Date Listed: 23 July 1987
English Heritage Building ID: 100994

OS Grid Reference: SX8556155214
OS Grid Coordinates: 285561, 55214
Latitude/Longitude: 50.3857, -3.6111

Location: Cornworthy, Devon TQ6 0HZ

Locality: Cornworthy
Local Authority: South Hams District Council
County: Devon
Country: England
Postcode: TQ6 0HZ

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Listing Text

The entry for:-

Cottage, Store and Limekiln
immediately West South West
of Dinah's side


Shall be amended to read:-


23.7.87 Cottage, Store and Limekiln
immediately West South West
of Dinah's side




7/84 Cottage, Store and Limekiln
Immediately West South West
of Dinah's Side


Lime kiln and adjoining cottage, now used as a store. Circa late Cl8
Limekiln and adjacent lime shelter which was raised and converted into a
cottage in circa mid c19.
Limestone rubble. Thatched roof with gabled ends and exposed rafter ends
at the eaves. Projecting stone rubble stack at left hand gable end with
set-offs, the top of the shaft was probably brick but this has been
Plan: Originally a limekiln built into the bank behind and with a single
storey lime shelter at the front, formerly with a lean-to thatched roof
(depicted in a watercolour painting dated 1792 by John White Abbott 1763-
1851). In circa mid C19 the lime shelter was raised to 2 storeys and
converted into a 1-room plan cottage heated from a gable end stack at the
left end. In spite of the fireplace the ground floor may have remained as
a store because the front arch of the kiln was not filled in and is still
open to the ground floor of the 'cottage'. The first floor accommodation
is approached by a flight of stone steps converted into a ramp at the right
hand end. The kiln itself has been filled in at the top and is covered
with garden plants like a garden rockery.
Exterior: 2 storeys. Symmetrical 2-window front except that the doorway
is to the right. C20 2-light casements with glazing bars, slate sills and
concrete lintels; the window openings on the first floor are those of the
C19 conversion. Doorway to right with circa early C20 plan door and
concrete lintel.
At the left hand gable end a ramp, which has been converted from a flight
of stone steps, up to the first floor doorway which has a circa early C20
plank divided door and concrete lintel. At the back the limekiln is built
into the bank and is now filled in and covered with garden plants.
Interior: Ground floor was originally one room, the left hand end is now
partitioned off and has a fireplace with a Victorian cast iron grate. At
the back of the ground floor the arch of the front of the limekiln is
corbelled inside and the stoking hole has been blocked; the apex of the
arch has been rebuilt with a concrete lintel. One large room on the first
floor has no visible features and the fireplace has been blocked.

Source: A water colour painting dated 1792 by John White Abbot (1763-1851)
in the possession of the owner, depicts 2 limekilns on the foreshore. This
is on of the two and there is a third limekiln (qv) situated to the south

Listing NGR: SX8556155214

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Source: English Heritage

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