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Cob Cottage, Dartington

Description: Cob Cottage

Grade: II
Date Listed: 9 February 1961
English Heritage Building ID: 101088

OS Grid Reference: SX7797062514
OS Grid Coordinates: 277970, 62514
Latitude/Longitude: 50.4497, -3.7202

Location: Dartington, Devon TQ9 6JP

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

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Listing Text

1/173 Cob Cottage


Pair of cottages. Early C17. Stone rubble and cob with rendered front and
right-hand gable end wall. Thatched roof with gabled ends. Gable end
stacks; left-hand with set-offs and slate weatherings, right-hand projects
from gable end and is truncated.
Plan: Pair of adjoining cottages: the left-hand cottage was of 2 room
plan, the left room heated and originally with central entrance passage,
its partition removed and now one room; and with circa C18 wing at rear,
probably originally an outbuilding. The left-hand cottage is one room plan
with a gable end fireplace to right, and the passage to left is now a small
room. The 2 cottages have been converted into one house.
Exterior: 2 storeys. Asymmetrical 3 window range. 2 and 3-light
casements; first floor left and first floor centre are C17 casements, ogee-
moulded inside and with leaded panes; all the ground floor windows are late
C18 or early C19 casements; first floor right C20 casement in old frame.
The doorways, both with slate canopies; left-hand with plank door and outer
half door; right-hand doorway converted to window but retaining outer half
door; steps from road to both doorways.
The wing at rear was probably originally an outbuilding and has hipped
thatched roof. Low-pitched single storey lean-to on left gable end.
Interior: solid cob wall rising into roof between the 2 cottages. Small
cantling chamfered ceiling beams closely spaced. Roof: halved collars
lapped to the principals with morticed apexes. Lower left cottage has
fireplace in gable end wall with chamfered timber lintel with hollow step
stops. The fireplace above has chamfered and stopped lintel on chamfered
and stopped wooden corbel on right side only.

Listing NGR: SX7797062514

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Source: English Heritage

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