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Lapwing Cottage Including Front Garden Wall to South, Dittisham

Description: Lapwing Cottage Including Front Garden Wall to South

Grade: II
Date Listed: 26 April 1993
English Heritage Building ID: 101196

OS Grid Reference: SX8648554785
OS Grid Coordinates: 286485, 54785
Latitude/Longitude: 50.3820, -3.5979

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

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Listing Text


17/284 SIDE)

Lapwing Cottage
including front
garden wall to S


House. Circa early C17 with C20 alterations. Limestone rubble, painted at
front. Asbestos tile roof with red clay ridge tiles. 2 stone rubble
lateral stacks at the back, the hall stack with set-offs and both have
slate weathering; another stone rubble lateral stack at the front left with
slate weathering and tapered top.
Plan: 3 room and through passage plan, the lower end to the right heated
from a rear lateral stack; the hall also has a rear lateral tack with an
oven. The inner room has a front lateral stack; alternatively this stack
may have served a fireplace in the chamber over the inner room. The house
is said to have been divided into 2 cottages before it was recently
restored when the partitions on either side of the passage were removed.
Exterior: 2 storeys. Asymmetrical 5-window south front. All circa early
C20 fairly large 2-light casements with glazing bars and tile sills. First
floor windows reach the eaves. Passage front doorway to right of centre
with C20 plank door. At the left end of the front a large limestone rubble
lateral stack rises from the front wall.
The rear elevation is unspoilt, it is a blind stone rubble wall with 2
large lateral stacks, the large hall stack to the right projects slightly
and has set-offs and the lower end stack to the left rises from the rear
Including front garden area wall; probably early C19 mainly slate and
limestone rubble with rough stone capping. It is a low wall, about 1 metre
high, enclosing a small front garden. The wall returns inwards at a
gateway in front of the house doorway.
Interior: The fireplace in the hall has a timber lintel with cyma-and-
fillet moulding and ogee stops; the lintel is supported on moulded wooden
corbels and the fireplace has a clay-lined oven. The hall has chamfered
cross-beams with straight-cut stops. The plank-and-muntin screen. Rough
unchamfered cross-beam in lower end. The fireplace in the lower end room
is blocked with a C20 fireplace.
The roof structure is said to have been replaced.

Listing NGR: SX8648554785

This text is a legacy record and has not been updated since the building was originally listed. Details of the building may have changed in the intervening time. You should not rely on this listing as an accurate description of the building.

Source: English Heritage

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