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Forder Forder Cottage, Dartington

Description: Forder Forder Cottage

Grade: II
Date Listed: 15 December 1986
English Heritage Building ID: 101066

OS Grid Reference: SX7868962005
OS Grid Coordinates: 278689, 62005
Latitude/Longitude: 50.4453, -3.7099

Location: Forder Lane, Dartington, Devon TQ9 6JD

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

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Listing Text


SX7862 - SX7962 Forder (or
Forder cottage)
15 .12.86
12/152 II

Farmhouse, divided into two cottages. Probably early C16, remodelled in
circa mid to late C17. Local limestone rubble, roughcast to first floor
left of front. Thatched roof with gabled ends; the lower section of the
front slope is partly grouted scantle slate. Stone rubble gable end
chimney stacks with tapered caps.
Plan: probably a 2 or 3 room and through or cross passage plan; the lower
end to the right. Originally open to the roof, the extent of which cannot
be resolved because the smoke-blackened roof timbers seem to have been
reused in a later roof, probably in circa late C17 when the floor was
inserted, the eaves raised and the front wall rebuilt forward slightly.
The house was possibly extended at the higher end in circa C18. Gable end
stacks heat the higher and lower end rooms, and the hall had a front
lateral stack which has been truncated. Recently the partitions on either
side of the passage were removed forming one large room from the lower end
room and the hall. The house has been divided into 2; the higher end room
is one cottage and the hall and lower end the other cottage.
Exterior: 2 storeys. Asymmetrical four window range. c19 3-light
casements with glazing bars. The first floor has 2 central dormers
recessed at the eaves and a half dormer to the right with a slate hung
gable. C20 plank door to the left of centre and a C20 glazed door to the
right of centre, the latter with a glazed C20 porch.
Interior: the central room, probably the hall, has light scantling
chamfered cross beams, one with run-out stops, the other with long hollow
slightly stepped stops. The lower room has unchamfered cross-beams. The
partitions on either side of the passage have been removed. The room at
the higher end of the hall which is a separate cottage was not accessible
at the time of the survey in January 1986.
Roof: smoke-blackened roof trusses appear to have been reused and probably
re-erected when the hall was floored and the eaves raised. Some timbers
are heavily encrusted with soot whilst others are only slightly smoke-
blackened. The trusses of the reconstructed roof have straight principals
resting on the wall plate, morticed apexes, threaded diagonal ridge-piece
and threaded purlins; the collar are halved, lapped and pegged to the faces
of the principals. Many of the smoke-blackened rafters and wide battens
also survive.

Listing NGR: SX7868962005

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Source: English Heritage

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