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Spedding Cottages, Dartington

Description: Spedding Cottages

Grade: II
Date Listed: 9 February 1961
English Heritage Building ID: 101028

OS Grid Reference: SX7872762097
OS Grid Coordinates: 278727, 62097
Latitude/Longitude: 50.4462, -3.7094

Location: Cott Road, Dartington, Devon TQ9 6HQ

Locality: Dartington
Local Authority: South Hams District Council
County: Devon
Country: England
Postcode: TQ9 6HQ

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Listing Text

12/115 Nos 1, 2 and 3 Spedding
9.2.61 Cottages (formerly listed
as Almshouses)


Row of 3 almshouses. Dated 1835, extended at rear of No 2 in C20. Local
limestone rubble, dressed stone quoins and chamfered rendered plinth.
Slate roof with slate coped gable ends with moulded corbel kneelers and
squat octagonal finials. 2 stone rubble axial stacks each with 2 rebuilt
diagonally set red brick shafts.
Plan: Row of 4 almshouses cottages; the end cottages are single depth 2
room plans the centre pair are 1-room plans, each having an entrance in the
shared 2 storey central porch. The centre 2 cottages have been converted
into one and extended at the hands in C20.
Exterior: 2 storeys. Symmetrical 1:2:1:2:1 bay range the centre bay a 2-
storey gabled porch with buttresses to sides and with kneelers; flashed by
2 windows the first floor in gabled half-dormers with kneelers, and a
doorway at each end of front without a window above.
The windows are in moulded rendered openings; the ground floor with
hoodmoulds and 2-light ovolo moulded wooden mullion windows; the first
casements with glazing bars; all the windows are the original C19. The 3
doorways, one at the centre in the porch and the 2 outer doorways have
chamfered rendered 4-centred arch openings and C19 plank doors with cover
moulds. Over the centre doorway in the porch is a large slate plaque in a
moulded recess with Latin inscription, translated it reads:- "This house
was built as an everlasting alms at the expense of Mary Spedding in pious
memory of Margaret Froude her sister. The adjoining field was received for
the same purpose by Henry Champernowne AD.1835". A small single light iron
casement in gable above has leaded panes.
Interior: not inspected.

Listing NGR: SX7872762097

This text is a legacy record and has not been updated since the building was originally listed. Details of the building may have changed in the intervening time. You should not rely on this listing as an accurate description of the building.

Source: English Heritage

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