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Myrtle Cottage Including Front Garden Area Wall, Railings Gate Piers and Parterres, Dittisham

Description: Myrtle Cottage Including Front Garden Area Wall, Railings Gate Piers and Parterres

Grade: II
Date Listed: 26 April 1993
English Heritage Building ID: 101199

OS Grid Reference: SX8657254807
OS Grid Coordinates: 286572, 54807
Latitude/Longitude: 50.3822, -3.5967

Location: The Lane, 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

17/287 DITTISHAM (North side),
Myrtle Cottage including
front garden area wall,
railings gate-piers and


Small house, one of a pair with The Cider Cottage (qv). Circa mid C19
altered internally and extended at the back in late C20. Plastered stone
rubble. Grouted scantle slate roof with red clay ridge tiles hipped at
left hand end and gable end to right abutting adjoining house (the Cider
Cottage). Moulded cast iron gutters. 2 lateral stacks at the back with
louvred yellow day pots.
Plan: lateral stacks at the back with louvred yellow day pots central
entrance, each room heated from a rear lateral stack. In the late C20 the
2 rooms were made into one large room and a large extensiion was added at
the back.
Exterior: 2 storeys and basement. Symmetrical 3-window south front. Tall
circa mid C19 2-light casements with glazing bars and 8 panes per light.
Central doorway with a late C19 glazed and panelled door and a C20 gabled
porch with a slate roof.
Interior: Front garden area wall, railings gate-piers and parterres. The
walls have a local limestone ashlar plinth and are rustic quartz rubble
above, the left hand section has cast-iron railings above the plinth with
fleur-de-lis finials. A pier at the left hand end of the railings and the
2 gate-piers opposite the front doorway of the house are limestone
monoliths with chamfered corners, the gate-piers have crossed-gabled tops
with trefoils and inscribed Myrtle Cootage in upper case lettering. At the
base of the left hand gate-pier the date 1880 and name of the mason W
Blampey. The gate is C20. The path to the front doorway and the
quatrefoil parterres either side have patterned cobbled paths and dressed
limestone curb stones. The front garden is an interesting and unusual

Listing NGR: SX8657254807

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Source: English Heritage

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