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Puddavine Cottage, Dartington

Description: Puddavine Cottage

Grade: II
Date Listed: 26 April 1993
English Heritage Building ID: 101060

OS Grid Reference: SX7946261552
OS Grid Coordinates: 279462, 61552
Latitude/Longitude: 50.4414, -3.6988

Location: Ashburton Road, Dartington, Devon TQ9 6EU

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

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Listing Text

SX7861-7961 Puddavine Cottage


House. Circa and C17. White painted stone rubble. Thatched roof with
gabled end and eyebrow eaves. Stone rubble gable end chimney stacks with
tapered caps.
Plan: 2 room plan house, each room heated from a gable end stack; the
lower right-hand room is the hall/kitchen with an oven in the fireplace and
a stair turret at the rear right; the left-hand room is the parlour. The
partition on the right side of the central through passage has been removed
creating a direct entry into the consequently larger right-hand room. In
circa late C17 or C18 an outbuilding was added to the right end which is
now incorporated into the house as the kitchen. In the later C18 or C19
another outbuilding was built at the left end, the first floor of which has
also been incorporated into the house accommodation. A single storey
outshut was added to the rear of the right-hand room and passage in the
C19. The land falls away steeply at the rear of the house and the road at
the front is at higher level than the house.
Exterior: 2 storeys. Symmetrical 3 window original range with early C19
3-light casements with diamond leaded panes and wooden lintels; the eaves
thatch is swept over the first floor windows. Central doorway with old
porch with stone rubble side walls and lean-to shingle roof; the original
flank door with cover strips and iron studs has been moved to the front of
the porch. To right a circa C17/18 extension receding at an angle; cob and
stone rubble with a thatched roof at lower level and with a half hipped
end; one storey and attic, irregular fenestration of C19 casements with
leaded panes. Set back to left a circa C19 outbuilding, now partly
incorporated in to the house, stone rubble with thatched hipped roof; one
storey at the front and 2 storey at the rear wing to ground falling away
behind the house. Behind the right-hand room and slightly projecting at
rear (left) a stair turret with a chamfered wooden window frame. Later
single storey rear outshut.
Interior: passage rear doorway, now within the later outshut, has the
original chamfered timber door frame. Plastered stud partition between the
2 rooms, to left of the former passage; the right-hand partition has been
removed. closely spaced roughly hewn cross-beams. Fireplace in left-hand
room blocked, and with niche to right with shaped shelves. Fireplace in
right-hand end with chamfered cambered timber lintel with scroll or step
stops and over to right. Wooden newel stairs in rear right-hand corner, in
stair turret; the stairs rise over the oven to the first floor room; at the
bottom of the stairs original chamfered doorframe with hollow step steps
and a plank door with strap hinges terminating in fleur-de-lis.
Roof: 3 trusses with short curved feet embedded in the tops of the walls;
morticed apexes; dovetail lap-jointed collars, each joint has a wooden peg
and a nail; threaded purlins and threaded diagonal ridge-piece. The
rafters have been replaced. The roof over the lower end wing (former
outbuilding) has straight principals threaded purlins and threaded diagonal
ridge-piece; the collars halved, lapped and pegged to the faces of the

Listing NGR: SX7946261552

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Source: English Heritage

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