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Laburnum Cottage, Dittisham

Description: Laburnum Cottage

Grade: II
Date Listed: 26 April 1993
English Heritage Building ID: 101211

OS Grid Reference: SX8658554786
OS Grid Coordinates: 286585, 54786
Latitude/Longitude: 50.3820, -3.5965

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

17/299 DITTISHAM (South side),
Laburnum cottage


Cottage. Circa late C15 or early C16, remodelled in C17 and extended in
circa C19 and late C20. Stone rubble, roughcast and painted. Asbestos
tile roof, half-hipped at the right hand end and gabled at the left hand
end. Truncated rear lateral stack is not externally visible.
Plan: Situated at right angles with a rear lateral stack and has direct
entry from a doorway at the front towards the right hand end. A narrow
room has been subsequently partitioned off at the lower right hand end. It
is probably part of a larger house which must have extended further to the
left although the ground at this end rises steeply. It may have also
continued to the right perhaps only one bay because of the road at this
end. At least this part of the original house was inserted and a lateral
stack built at the back; the house was probably truncated at this time.
Probably in the C19 a narrow outbuilding was built set back at the higher
left hand end, it was heightened in the C20 and incorporated into the
living accommodation. later in the C20 a single storey extension was built
at the front of the former outbuilding.
Exterior: 2 storeys. Asymmetrical 2-window east front. 2 circa late C19
or early C20 2-light casements on the first floor with glazing bars.
Ground floor has C20 2-light casement to left of centre and a C20 glazled
door to the right of centre with a late C20 gabled canopy on brackets. A
weathered dripcourse over the left hand ground floor window continues to
the left. The extreme right hand end of the front is recessed slightly.
The ground is at higher level at the left hand end where there is a wing
set back; it has a large C20 plate glass first floor window and has been
built out at the front with a late C20 single storey extension.
The right hand gable end facing the road has a C20 2-light casement with
glazing bars.
The ground is at higher level at the back and there are no openings in the
rear wall.
Interior: A chamfered cross-beam without stops; the other main cross-beam
is boxed in. The fireplace in the rear wall has been infilled with a C20
Roof: There are 4 trusses with unmchamfered cranked collars morticed into
straight principals with 3 tiers of threaded purlins and trenching for the
mkssing diagonal ridgepiece. Some of the original rafters ruvive. The
roof is smoke-blackened heavily at the right hand end and progresively less
blackened towards the left end. The left end truss is close to the left
hand end of the range suggesting the house continued further at this end.

Listing NGR: SX8658554786

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Source: English Heritage

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