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Manor Cottage Including Garden Area Wall Immediately to South, Dittisham

Description: Manor Cottage Including Garden Area Wall Immediately to South

Grade: II
Date Listed: 9 February 1961
English Heritage Building ID: 101193

OS Grid Reference: SX8640854763
OS Grid Coordinates: 286408, 54763
Latitude/Longitude: 50.3818, -3.5990

Location: Manor Street, Dittisham, Devon TQ6 0EX

Locality: Dittisham
Local Authority: South Hams District Council
County: Devon
Country: England
Postcode: TQ6 0EX

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Listing Text

17/281 SIDE

9.2.61 Manor Cottage
including garden area
wall immediately South


House. Probably early C16, remodelled in circa late C16 or early C17,
altered and extended in circa late C18 and/or Cl9; restored and extended
again in late C20. Stone rubble with plastered front. Grouted scantle
slate roof with gabled ends and red clay ridge tiles. 2 large stone rubble
stacks; the axial stack to the left of centre in front of the ridge has
slate weathering, the right hand gable end stack is rendered.
Plan: The original house had a 2-room plan with a central through
passage; the lower end to the right is heated from a gable end stack; the
hall to the left with its axial stack backing onto the passage may have
been originally open to the roof and possibly heated from this stack when
the house was first built. If it were an open hall house the floors would
have been inserted in circa late C16 or early C17. There are 2 stair
turrets for newel stairs, one rising from the rear of the lower end of the
hall next to the passage back doorway, the other newel staircase is
situated at the front of the lower end next to the passage front doorway.
In circa late C18 or C19 single storey outshuts were added to each end and
possibly also at that time a first floor doorway was inserted at the front
for access to the chamber over the hall. In the late C20 a small single
storey extension was built behind the lower end, the passage was made into
a small central room by moving the lower side partition and the living
accommodation was extended into the outshuts.
Exterior: storeys. Asymmetrical 3-window main range plus loft doorway
at the left hand end of the front. Circa early C19 2 and 3-light
casements with glazing bars and slate sills and small C19 single-light
stair window with glazing bars to right of centre. Doorway at centre with
scantle slate lean-to canopy and late C20 plank door. At the left end of
the front stone steps up to former loft doorway with a C20 glazed plank
door. Set back at left end the late C18 or early Cl9 lean-to with a half-
hipped slate roof. At the right hand end a circa late C18 or C19 single
storey outshut with a low-pitched scantle slate roof.
The rear elevation has an asymmetrical arrangement of small C19 2-light
casements with glazing bars and C20 garden doors to the right. To the
right of centre the rear wall bulges and has 2 single-light windows
lighting the newel stairs. To the left of centre a late C20 single storey
out shut with a low-pitched hipped scantle slate roof and a late C20
conservatory in the angle to the left.
Including front garden area boundary wall immediately south of the house;
probably early C19, mostly slate and limestone rubble, the wall terminates
in a circular gate-pier at the right end; it slopes with the incline of
the road to which it acts as a retaining wall since the front garden is at
a lower level.
Interior: Rounded head to chamfered wooden doorframe from the former
passage to the hall. The hall has a large aerial stack at its lower end
with a corbelled dressed slate joint supporting a large chamfered wooden
lintel with indeterminate stops. Chamfered cross-beams in the hall with
straight cut stops; some of the joists are also chamfered with straight
cut lintel with step stops and a clay oven, and later ceiling joists.
Roughly hewn joists in former passage (room between lower room and hall).
The chamber over the hall has a small late C19 cast iron range. The
fireplace lintel is exposed in the chamber over the lower end.
Roof: Later soft-wood trusses with collars lapped and pegged to the faces
of the principals. The foot of one earlier truss remains over the lower
end at the front, it is straight.

Listing NGR: SX8640854763

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Source: English Heritage

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