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Latitude: 50.8536 / 50°51'13"N
Longitude: -3.8516 / 3°51'5"W
OS Eastings: 269760
OS Northings: 107645
OS Grid: SS697076
Mapcode National: GBR L0.VJ31
Mapcode Global: FRA 26TV.98S
Entry Name: Tor Cottage whitehall
Listing Date: 15 December 1986
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1106557
English Heritage Legacy ID: 95583
Location: Coldridge, Mid Devon, Devon, EX17
District: Mid Devon
Civil Parish: Coldridge
Traditional County: Devon
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon
Church of England Parish: Coldridge St Matthew
Church of England Diocese: Exeter
SS 60 NE
- Tor Cottage and Whitehall
2 cottages, originally one house. Early C17, subdivided with extensions in C18,
both modernised circa 1970-80. Plastered cob on rubble footings; cob stacks
topped with C20 brick; thatch roof and Whitehall has slate-roofed extension.
2 adjoining cottages facing south. Tor Cottage to left (west) is 2 rooms with
service outshot at left end. The stack now serves back-to-back fireplaces but it
is of 2 builds. The right room was originally the end room of the C17 house and in
the C18, probably when the house was subdivided, another room was added and a new
fireplace provided. Whitehall to right (east) has an original 2-room front block
with central axial stack serving back-to-back fireplaces and an C18 extension at
right angles to rear with end stack. Both are 2 storeys.
Overall 5-window front, 2 to Tor Cottage and 3 to Whitehall, all C20 casements with
glazing bars and irregularly disposed. Tor Cottage has C20 front door with
contemporary monopitch and slate roofed porch and Whitehall has a C19 part-glazed
and panelled front door with C20 monopitch and tile roofed porch. Roof is gable-
ended to right and hipped to left. Left end service outshot has monopitch roof of
corrugated iron. Rear block of Whitehall has a gable-ended roof.
Interior: the 3 original fireplaces are all stone rubble with soffit-chamfered and
scroll-stopped oak lintels. Tor Cottage fireplace includes a cloam oven. In Tor
Cottage the C17 ceiling structure has been replaced and the roof, a single bay
between cob crosswalls, is inaccessible but probably original. In Whitehall both
of the main rooms have original crossbeams of large scantling. Both are soffit-
chamfered with truncated pyramid stops. In the right end room the fireplace has an
inserted or relined oven with the winder stair rising over it. Each of the first
floor rooms has a 2-bay roof, each carried on an A-frame truss with pegged
dovetail-shaped lap-jointed collars. In fact the principals are mortised arid
pegged onto vertical posts set into the cob side walls; a kind of devolved jointed
cruck. The Whitehall extension has a roughly-chamfered axial beam and a similarly
finished oak lintel to the fireplace. The 2-bay roof is carried on an C18 A-frame
truss with pegged lap-jointed collar and X-apex.
Listing NGR: SS6976707644
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