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Cott Inn, Dartington

Description: Cott Inn

Grade: II
Date Listed: 11 November 1952
English Heritage Building ID: 101032

OS Grid Reference: SX7877461673
OS Grid Coordinates: 278774, 61673
Latitude/Longitude: 50.4424, -3.7086

Location: Cott Lane, 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


13/119 Cott Inn


Public house. Early C17 or of earlier origins, remodelled probably later
C17 and with later alterations and extensions. White painted rendered
stone rubble and possibly some cob. Thatched roof originally with gabled
ends, but the extensions at either end have ends. Roughcast stone rubble
chimney stacks at gable ends of main range, the lower right stack is on the
ridge because of the extension at the right end; the stacks have tapered
caps and slate weathering.
Plan: originally a three room and through passage plan, the lower end to
the right (north) and a higher end room to the left; both ends heated by
gable end stacks. There is no sign of a hall stack, possibly a lateral
stack since removed. Alternatively there could well have been an unheated
central room. This may have been created from an open hall, for which
there is no evidence. The higher left end room has a stone newel stairs to
the right of the stack in the gable end wall. At the lower (right) end a
probably later C17 extension with a stone newel stairs in a turret on the
front at the junction with the original house. This addition seems to have
been extended again possibly in the Cl8 and higher left end was also
extended by one room possibly in the C18 to form one only long range.
Exterior: 2 storeys. East front: irregular approximately 10 window range,
some of the first floor windows break the eaves with eyebrows in the
thatch. Mostly Cl9 and some C20 2 and 3-light casements with glazing bars,
the ground floor let is older and of 4-lights. To the left of centre the
blocked doorway of the former through passage retains its old wooden frame.
To the right and left of the original range 2 C20 gabled porches with slate
roofs to doorways inserted into the higher and lower end rooms. To right
of centre at junction with lower right end extension a semi-circular stair
turret over which the main thatched roof is carried over.
The rear (west) elevation was possibly originally the front and its small
windows have been retained; mostly C19 2-light casements with glazing bars.
Near the right end a doorway with a C19 plank door and large canopy with
thatch of the main roof carried down over it, and with a stone mounting
block immediately to its right. At the far right end of the west front a
small projection with a rounded corner and a thatched roof.
Interior: only a section survives of the plank and muntin screen between
the former central room and higher left room; it has scratch moulded and
chamfered muntins. The partitions either side of the former passage have
been removed and the front and rear doorway of the passage blocked. Any
other partitions associated with an unheated central room have also been
removed and a C20 public house bar built in the central room. the
fireplace at the higher end has a chamfered timber lintel with mutilated
(probably step) stops and probably an oven, now blocked. Stone newel
stairs to the right of the stack rises from the room behind the stack at
the lower end. The closely spaced cross-beams are roughly hewn. On the
west originally front wall of the central room a small blocked window with
a wooden frame and diagonally set vertical bar.
Roof: only the roof space over the higher end was inspected: this has
straight principals with lapped joints. The other principals are visible
in the first floor rooms and they have straight feet embedded into the tops
of the walls.

Listing NGR: SX7877461673

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Source: English Heritage

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