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Latitude: 50.7209 / 50°43'15"N
Longitude: -3.8562 / 3°51'22"W
OS Eastings: 269066
OS Northings: 92896
OS Grid: SX690928
Mapcode National: GBR Q9.NZ0W
Mapcode Global: FRA 27T5.MHH
Entry Name: Hole Cottages
Listing Date: 4 March 1988
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1106096
English Heritage Legacy ID: 94842
Location: Drewsteignton, West Devon, Devon, EX20
District: West Devon
Civil Parish: Drewsteignton
Traditional County: Devon
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon
Church of England Parish: Drewsteignton
Church of England Diocese: Exeter
SX 69 SE DREWSTEIGNTON
4/46 Nos. 1 and 2 Hole Cottages
2 cottages, formerly a single farmhouse. Early or mid C16 with major later C16 and
C17 improvements, modernised and subdivided in mid C20. Plastered cob on stone
rubble footings; stone rubble stacks topped--- with plastered brick; slate roof
Plan and development: originally a 3-room-and-through-passage plan house built
across the hillslope facing north-west. No.1 , at the left (north-eastern) end,
occupies the former inner room parlour and hall. The parlour has a gable-end stack.
The hall has been subdivided to provide an entrance hall, staircase and a sitting
room. It has an axial stack backing onto the former through passage. No.2 occupies
the former through-passage and service end kitchen which has an end stack. Like
many Devonshire farmhouses it is multi-phase with late medieval origins. Little
remains of the original house but the hall at least was then open to the roof. Its
stack was inserted in the late C16 and the hall was floored probably in the mid C17.
The service end and inner room were extensively refurbished in the early or mid C17,
the former as a kitchen, the latter as a parlour. Now 2 storeys throughout.
Exterior: irregular 5-window front of C20 casements with glazing bars. Both
cottages have C20 doors: the right one to No.2 is in the passage front doorway and
the left one to No.1 has been knocked into the hall and has a C20 slate monopitch
roofed porch. C20 leanto woodshed on left end. Roof is gable-ended.
Interior: the former parlour (No.1) axial beam is soffit-chamfered with unusual
facetted stops. The fireplace here has a plain soffit-chamfered oak lintel. Cob
cross wall between the parlour and hall. The hall has a large granite ashlar
fireplace and a plain soffit-chamfered crossbeam. The only part of the roof earlier
than the C20 is the 3-bay section over the hall. It is original and carried on 2
side-pegged jointed cruck trusses with cambered collars and threaded purlins. It is
smoke-blackened from the open hearth fire. In No.2, passage and kitchen have been
knocked together. A crossbeam probably marks the line of the former lower passage
screen. The service end kitchen has a soffit-chamfered and step-stopped axial beam.
The large kitchen fireplace is blocked although part of its oak lintel shows. Most
of the joinery detail throughout both cottages is C20.
Listing NGR: SX6906692896
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