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The Old Cottage

A Grade II Listed Building in Braunton, Devon

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.105 / 51°6'18"N

Longitude: -4.162 / 4°9'43"W

OS Eastings: 248732

OS Northings: 136191

OS Grid: SS487361

Mapcode National: GBR KL.BPFN

Mapcode Global: VH3Q7.TH17

Entry Name: The Old Cottage

Listing Date: 25 February 1965

Last Amended: 14 November 1985

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1107098

English Heritage Legacy ID: 98355

Location: Braunton, North Devon, Devon, EX33

County: Devon

District: North Devon

Civil Parish: Braunton

Built-Up Area: Braunton

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

Church of England Parish: Braunton St Brannock

Church of England Diocese: Exeter

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Listing Text

SS 4836-4936 BRAUNTON SOUTH STREET, Braunton

12/108 The Old Cottage (Formerly
- listed as No. 64)
25.2.65
- II

House, possibly originally farmhouse, late medieval open hall with floor inserted,
probably C16. Whitewashed cob with 2 rubble outshuts to rear. Thatched roof with
gable ends, slate lean-to roofs to outshuts. Brick stacks at left and right gable
ends and large lateral hall stack at front with slated offsets, upper parts in
brick. 3 cell through-passage plan but lower end appears to have been rebuilt late
C17 or early C18 with large stopped and chamfered beam and unusual 'beehive'-shaped
hearth with rounded brick and rubble back. Ridge purlin extends slightly over lower
end but has been sawn off at rebuilding. 2 storey, 4 window range. Lower end has
2-light wooden casement (6 panes each light). Hall window under slate roof has
been brought forward flush with edge of lateral stack and large C20 3-light window
inserted. Timber sash 3 panes over 3 panes above. Early timber 2-light casement to
right of stack with 3 panes to left and 6 panes with large pane to right over slate-
roofed projecting porch with wooden side benches. C20 door with 3-paned overlight.
Upper end has sash 3 panes over 3 panes over 2-light casement (6 panes each light).
Scantling timber panels with rubble and brick infill to through-passage. Rear
through-passage plank door is ½ glazed with small panes. Scarfed beam at upper end
roughly chamfered and stopped. Jointed cruck at upper end, no smoke-blackening. 2
intermediate trusses, heavily patched, probably C17 (?) but smoke-blackened sawn-off
rafters and some battening survives over hall. Lower end truss is probably
contemporary with the rebuilding


Listing NGR: SS4873236191

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