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Latitude: 50.8654 / 50°51'55"N
Longitude: -3.3268 / 3°19'36"W
OS Eastings: 306726
OS Northings: 108158
OS Grid: ST067081
Mapcode National: GBR LQ.TYTX
Mapcode Global: FRA 36XT.9RG
Entry Name: Bishop's Cottage and Old Bishop's Farmhouse
Listing Date: 15 April 1987
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1106505
English Heritage Legacy ID: 95765
Location: Kentisbeare, Mid Devon, Devon, EX15
District: Mid Devon
Civil Parish: Kentisbeare
Built-Up Area: Kentisbeare
Traditional County: Devon
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon
Church of England Parish: Kentisbeare St Mary
Church of England Diocese: Exeter
ST OO NE KENTISBEARE PRIESTHILL, Kentisbeare
8/110 Bishop's Cottage and Old Bishop's
2 dwellings, originally a single farmhouse. C16. Roughcast cob on stone footings,
the walls heightened with wattle and plaster. Gable end slate roof. Originally a
3-room through-passage plan house, the service end to the right of the passage.
Bishop's Cottage occupies the service end and hall, Old Bishop's Farmhouse (not
inspected internally) the inner room, extended, along with the addition of a
continuous outshut in the C19. Axial stack backing on to the passage heats hall;
service end and inner room both heated by rear lateral stacks, now contained within
outshut; later left-hand end stack heats service end extension. All stacks with
brick shafts. Winder stairs contained within the width of the hall fireplace to the
rear of the house. 2 storeys.
Exterior Front: 4 window range; 3-light casement window to higher end extension
(which projects slightly), the other windows of 2, 3 and 5 lights (the latter to
hall chamber) with some leaded lights and ring catches. Ground floor with three 3-
light casement windows, that to the hall late C20; slate-roofed, glazed porch to
former through-passage. Rear: outshut under catslide roof, with late C20 doors and
Interior: hall with 2 cross ceiling beams with composite moulded chamfers (4 rolls
and one cavetto) look C16, one is set above the massive lintel of the fireplace and
could indicate that the service end was jettied into an open hall (always heated by
a fireplace as there are no blackened timbers) or, more likely, the erection of a 2
storey dwelling with open hall only, with stack and stairs all of one build.
Remains of a cranked doorway lintel from passage to service end. Service end
Roof: 2 jointed crucks, one close to the hall stack, the other at the service end,
both clean, the former lacking its lower blade. Later roof built over.
Listing NGR: ST0672608162
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