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Greenslade, the Little Cottage and Sharlands

A Grade II Listed Building in Chulmleigh, Devon

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Latitude: 50.9132 / 50°54'47"N

Longitude: -3.8649 / 3°51'53"W

OS Eastings: 268992

OS Northings: 114297

OS Grid: SS689142

Mapcode National: GBR L0.QLR0

Mapcode Global: FRA 26SP.J40

Entry Name: Greenslade, the Little Cottage and Sharlands

Listing Date: 20 February 1967

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1106712

English Heritage Legacy ID: 97244

Location: Chulmleigh, North Devon, Devon, EX18

County: Devon

District: North Devon

Civil Parish: Chulmleigh

Built-Up Area: Chulmleigh

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

Church of England Parish: Chulmleigh St Mary Magdalene

Church of England Diocese: Exeter

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Listing Text

SS 6814-6914
7/66 Greenslade, the Little Cottage
20.2.67 and Sharlands

Range of 3 tenements. Sharlands (at right end), probably early C16, The Little
Cottage and Greenslade probably late C17. Painted rendered stone rubble and cob.
Thatch roof, half-hipped to right end, gable end to left. Rear wings also thatched,
that to left with gable end, that to right hipped. Brick stack at left end, 2 axial
brick stacks and lateral stone rubble stack with brick shaft to right-hand rear wing.
Plans and development: range of 3 tenements, with Sharlands at right, upper end, The
Little Cottage to centre and Greenslade at left, lower end. Overall U-shaped plan.
Sharlands forms the early core, a cruck built open hall house of 3 bays with
subsequent multi-phased development. Hall to right heated by axial stack backing
onto through-passage with small heated lower end to left. The roof structure is
entirely smoke-blackened, the full jointed cruck truss over the lower side of the
passage is fully closed, the partition being smoke-blackened on the hall side only,
indicating the lower end was ceiled first. Later, probably in the early to mid C17,
the hall itself was ceiled and the stack inserted backing onto the passage. A stair
outshut was added to the rear of the hall, which circa 1700 was incorporated in the
rear kitchen and dairy wing extension, the kitchen being heated by the lateral stack
to the upper right side. Little Cottage and probably Greenslade, each of 1 room
direct entry plan, was apparently added in the C17, with 2 storey extension of 1 room
plan added to rear of Greenslade probably in late C18 or early C19. C20 single
storey extensions to rear of both cotages.
Exterior: 2 storeys,. 5 window range. C19 fenestration principally intact.
Greenslade has 3 light casement, 3 panes per light above 4 paned sash to left of 6
panelled door, the upper 2 panels glazed. Little Cottage has 3 light casement, 3
panes per light over C20 3 light window to left of C20 stable door. Sharlands has a
3 light to each side of a 2 light casement, all 3 panes per light above C20 3 light
to left and 4 light window to right of wide doorway with plank door.
Interior: Sharlands: 4 centred arched chamfered door surround to former stair turret.
Dressed stone jambs and reused timber lintel to hall fireplace. Half beam to side of
stack, roughly chamfered and soffit grooved for probably former partition. Lath and
plaster partition on lower side of passage may conceal screen. Winder staircase.
Former second staircase in kitchen removed in C20. C19 lintel to fireplace.
Chamfered cross beam. C19 joinery largely intact.
Roof: late medieval roof structure almost entirely intact, with 2 jointed cruck
trusses, that over lower side of passage is a true cruck, that over hall probably
raised. Both have morticed and tenoned cambered collars, 2 tiers of trenched purlins
and diagonally set ridge purlin. The lower side cruck is closed and the clay daub
partition is entirely intact, smoke-blackened on the hall side only. The ridge to
the upper end has been sawn off and the end converted to a half-hip, which may
suggest the house may have continued further to the right, particularly as the front
wall and right-hand corner appear to have been rebuilt. All the roof members,
including rafters, battens and underside of thatch (except for this front section)
are thoroughly smoke-blackened. A curious feature are 2 surviving small curved
struts, resting on the back of the rear upper tier purlin and against the inserted
hall stack, which may have formed part of a smoke louvre. The kitchen wing roof is
late C17 or early C18 with rough straight principals and lapped pegged collars, again
entirely intact.
Little Cottage has single chamfered cross ceiling beam with diagonal cut stops. C19
staircase towards rear right-hand corner running up rear wall. Roof space not
accessible but single truss with heavy straight principals and typical C17 dovetails
to (removed) collars visible. Interior of Greenslade not inspected.

Listing NGR: SS6899214297

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