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Red Rose Cottage, Dittisham

Description: Red Rose Cottage

Grade: II
Date Listed: 26 April 1993
English Heritage Building ID: 101194

OS Grid Reference: SX8644354774
OS Grid Coordinates: 286443, 54774
Latitude/Longitude: 50.3819, -3.5985

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


17/282 SIDE)

Red Rose Cottage


House. Circa early C17 or an earlier house remodelled and extended in
circa earlier C17; the lower right hand end was demolished possibly when
the front wing was added no later than the mid C19.
Rendered stone rubble. Asbestos slate roof with gabled ends and red clay
ridge tiles, some natural slates remain at the left end of the main range.
Large rendered rear lateral stacks heightened in brick and rendered.
Plan: L-shaped on plan. The original house was in the main range. It has
a 3-room and through passage plan, the lower right hand end has been
demolished from the lower side of, but not including, the passage; the
relatively large room at the higher left end may be an early to mid C17
enlargement of a smaller inner room. The hall was possibly open to the
roof originally, in which case the lateral stack at the back with its
integral stair turret (the latter now demolished) could have been an
addition of circa early C17, the date of the hall ceiling. The wing at
right angles to the front of the higher left hand room is of uncertain
date but it is not later than the mid C19 and may have been built when the
lower right hand end was demolished. In the late C20 the hall and through
passage were united by the removal of a plank and muntin partition and the
newel stairs were removed from the back of the hall.
Exterior: 2-storeys. Asymmetrical 3-window range and projecting gable-
ended wing to left. C 10 1, 2 and 3-light casements some with glazing
bars, except for a circa late C19 2-light casement with glazing bars at the
centre of the first floor. Wider former passage front doorway to the right
with a late C19 door, the bottom panels flush, the top panels moulded, and
a slate lean-to canopy over. Similar canopy over doorway to the left hand
wing in the angle with a C20 glazed door. Also C20 casements on the inner
right elevation of the wing.
Rear elevation: The wall at the left hand lower end projects and
incorporates the hall's rear lateral stack, the former stair turret and
passage back doorway which now has a C20 glazed door. The rear wall to the
right has an asymmetrical arrangements of 2 Cl9 2-light first floor
casements with glazing bars and a large late C20 casement on the ground
floor to the right; to the left of the latter a later C20 glazed garden
door and a small single-light window immediately to the right of the hall
Interior: The hall has a chamfered cross-beam with one remaining pyramid
stop and chamfered joists with straight-cut stops. The halls rear lateral
fireplace has a chamfered timber lintel with indeterminate stops (the
chamfer is only thin), and an oven. The head beam of the former plank
and muntin screen at the lower end of the hall survives, but the newel
staircase the back of the hall has been removed.
Roof: There are 2 trusses at the higher end with threaded purlins and
trenched for a diagonal ridgepiece and halved for notched lap-jointed
collars which are missing.

Listing NGR: SX8644354774

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Source: English Heritage

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