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Church Cottage Lychgate, Dittisham

Description: Church Cottage Lychgate

Grade: II
Date Listed: 26 April 1993
English Heritage Building ID: 101225

OS Grid Reference: SX8608855036
OS Grid Coordinates: 286088, 55036
Latitude/Longitude: 50.3842, -3.6036

Location: Riverside Road, 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

Church Cottage and


Pair of cottages. Probably C17 or possibly earlier, extended and divided
into 2 cottages in circa mid Cl9. The main range (Lychgate) is rendered
stone rubble with a hipped asbestos slate roof with red clay ridge tiles.
Church Cottage, the rear wing, is built of local stone rubble with a slate
gable ended roof with a large stack on the corner of the gable end with a
rendered shaft. The main range has 2 lateral stacks, the large rear stack
has a tapered weathered top and extended rendered shaft with 2 yellow clay
louvred pots, and the projecting front lateral stack has a tall straight
shaft with a red clay pot.
Plan: The main range (Lychgate) is the original house which probably had a
2-room plan, the right hand room heated from a projecting front lateral
stack and the left hand room has a rear lateral stack; the projection at
the back to the left of the stack is probably a stair turret. There may
have been a cross passage between the 2 rooms but the interior partitions
have been removed and a large room created with a small room at the right
hand end and a wider staircase at the left hand end beside the present end
entrance. Some of the alterations were probably made circa mid C19 when
the house was extended by the addition of a 1-room plan wing at the back of
the right hand end. This was probably built as a separate cottage as it is
now. In circa 1965 a small single storey wing was added to the front of
the right hand end of the main range.
Exterior: storeys. Lychgate, the main range has an asymmetrical 4-
window front with small C19 and C20 casements disposed towards the left.
First floor 2 C19 2-light casements to the left with glazing bars, a small
C20 2-light casement to the left and the low single storey C20 wing
projecting to the right. There is no doorway on the north elevation.
The rear, south, elevation has a projection (former stair turret) to the
right, large central lateral stack and a small C19 first floor 2-light
casement with glazing bars.
The inner, east, face of the rear wing (Church Cottage) has Cl9 2-light
casements with glazing bars on the first floor and C20 windows on the
ground floor. The outer, west, face of the wing has an asymmetrical 3-
window facade with C19 2-light casements with glazing bars and a Cl9 or
C20 plank door to the left. The south gable end of the wing has 2 circular
C19 casements on the first floor and a stone stack rising from the left
hand corner.
Interior of Lychgate has internal partitions removed and fireplaces blocked
with C20 brick chimneypieces. What was probably the former stair turret
has been blocked. There is a C19 winder stair in the left hand front
corner beside the end entrance. Cl9 closely-spaced ceiling joists. The
principal rafters are not exposed in the first floor rooms and the roof
space was not inspected. The interior of Church Cottage was not inspected.

Listing NGR: SX8608955034

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Source: English Heritage

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