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Latitude: 50.6877 / 50°41'15"N
Longitude: -4.3202 / 4°19'12"W
OS Eastings: 236200
OS Northings: 90127
OS Grid: SX362901
Mapcode National: GBR NN.603C
Mapcode Global: FRA 17V8.6Q1
Entry Name: Linda Cottage
Listing Date: 9 January 1986
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1104693
English Heritage Legacy ID: 90698
Location: St. Giles on the Heath, Torridge, Devon, PL15
Civil Parish: St. Giles on the Heath
Traditional County: Devon
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon
Church of England Parish: St Giles-in-the-Heath
Church of England Diocese: Truro
SX 39 SE ST GILES ON THE HEATH GRIDLEY CORNER
5/43 Linda Cottage
Cottage. Probably late C17 with a remodelling of the C19 and C20 renovations.
Whitewashed plastered cob on stone rubble footings, roof slated at the left, thatched
to the right with gabled ends, axial stack rebuilt in stone and brick.
The original plan may have been a 2 room and through passage house with the
hall/kitchen to the left heated from a gable end stack (now the axial stack). The
right-hand room has been dismantled, possibly in the C19 when an unheated room,
smaller than the hall/kitchen was added at the left and the ceilings may have been
replaced. 2 service rooms under a lean-to roof may have been added to the rear at
the same time giving the present plan, 2-rooms wide and 1 1/2-rooms deep with the former
through passage at the right end of the range.
2 storeys. Asymmetrical 2-window front, the thatched roof to the right with eaves
eyebrowed over a first floor window and brought down as a sloping roof carried on
stone cheeks forming an open-fronted porch to the right. Wide 3-plank front door
with a pegged doorframe (the rear door of the passage has been blocked but was
discovered during renovations). First floor window right is a 2-light casement,
probably of the C18, with some old glass.
Fenestration elsewhere is C19 2- and 3-light casements with glazing bars. 2 shallow
buttresses to the front.
Interior Internal features mostly C20 and C19. Exposed joists of slender
scantling, C19 stair running to the rear of the axial stack, C20 grate said to
conceal earlier features. No access to apex of roof at time of survey (1985) but
roof trusses said to be pegged.
Listing NGR: SX3620090127
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