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Latitude: 50.6734 / 50°40'24"N
Longitude: -4.1575 / 4°9'26"W
OS Eastings: 247648
OS Northings: 88187
OS Grid: SX476881
Mapcode National: GBR NV.6ZY6
Mapcode Global: FRA 2759.B43
Entry Name: Axworthy Cottage
Listing Date: 7 November 1985
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1105506
English Heritage Legacy ID: 92565
Location: Thrushelton, West Devon, Devon, EX20
District: West Devon
Civil Parish: Thrushelton
Traditional County: Devon
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon
SX 48 NE THRUSHELTON
4/322 Axworthy Cottage
Small house. Circa early C16 core, substantial C20 alterations. Whitewashed stone
rubble, partly rendered to the first floor, there may be some cob to the first floor.
Thatched roof gabled at ends, rendered stack at right end. The original plan may
have been an open hall of 2-bays with a through passage and lower end room. In the
C17 the hall was probably ceiled over and the gabled end stack added. A single-
storey lean-to at the rear is probably circa C19. The passage no longer exists and
the present plan is 2-rooms wide with a direct entry into the right-hand room. 2
storeys. Asymmetrical 2-window front with an off centre front door under a C20
thatched porch. Ground floor windows C20 casements with glazing bars, 2 first floor
windows are 2-light casements, 6-panes per light.
Interior 1 truss over the higher end has chamfered principals with curved feet and a
replaced chamfered cambered collar mortised and pegged into the principals. 2-tiers
of threaded purlins visible, some replaced, but the original purlins are chamfered
and stopped. The right-hand stops of the purlins have been cut off by the chimney
breast suggesting that it is an insertion. The truss is ceiled over above collar
level and has been painted below the ceiling, but may be smoke-blackened at the apex.
No access to the apex at time of survey, 1985. The principals of the lower end truss
are plain. The ground floor fireplace has a rough timber lintel and stone rubble
jambs. The ground floor carpentry is largely C20.
Listing NGR: SX4764888187
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