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Description: Stancombe Cottage
Date Listed: 26 April 1993
English Heritage Building ID: 101287
OS Grid Reference: SX7949258281
OS Grid Coordinates: 279492, 58281
Latitude/Longitude: 50.4120, -3.6974
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SX75NE Stancombe Cottage
Farmhouse. Circa 1830. Painted slate rubble, originally stuccoed. Welsh
slate hipped roof with lead rolls to hips and moulded cast iron eaves gutter
with lions masks to the joints. Rendered chimney stacks.
Plan: Principal room on either side of entrance stair hall; service rooms
behind, two rooms deep. The rear rooms may have been outbuildings but they
are now incorporated into domestic use.
Exterior: Two storeys. East garden front: 3 bays, ground floor central
round-headed doorway with plastered reveals, semi-circular fanlight with
radiating glazing bars and six-panel door, top panels glazed. Ground floor
left and right tripartite sashes, centre light 12 panes, side lights 4 panes.
First floor 3 12-pane sashes, centre sash has horns. All windows have flat
brick arches. Across front a slate roof verandah, with hipped ends, supported
on this iron posts and with moulded cast iron gutter.
South front facing farmyard: regular widely spaced 4-window range of 16-pane
sashes and similar slate roof verandah across entire front supported on thin
iron posts of cross section. North elevation has projecting hipped roof end
bays with stack on left hand bay and sash on both floors of right hand bay.
Two sash windows in recessed centre; ground floor has tripartite sashes. C20
double doors to centre right.
The rear, west elevation has central ground floor doorway and external stone
stairs to loft door above.
Interior: Most of the original joinery is intact including panelled doors,
architraves, cupboards and window shutters etc and many of the original
chimneypieces with their cast iron grates. The two front rooms have moulded
ceiling cornices. Central stair hall has stone flag floor and nice open
string stairs with stick balusters and wreathed handrail ramped up to a column
newel. The rear service rooms to north east have had some internal partitions
removed to form entrance hall for new side entrance. Rear kitchen has large
open fireplace with chamfered timber lintel.
The house was illustrated on tins of Tucker's and Sons Toffees of Totnes. One
of these labels has been framed and hangs inside the house.
Listing NGR: SX7949258281
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Source: English Heritage
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