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Blossom Cottage

A Grade II Listed Building in Modbury, Devon

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Coordinates

Latitude: 50.3484 / 50°20'54"N

Longitude: -3.8836 / 3°53'0"W

OS Eastings: 266084

OS Northings: 51530

OS Grid: SX660515

Mapcode National: GBR Q9.7J56

Mapcode Global: FRA 28R3.W9B

Entry Name: Blossom Cottage

Listing Date: 25 January 1990

Last Amended: 1 October 2010

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1108071

English Heritage Legacy ID: 99740

Location: Modbury, South Hams, Devon, PL21

County: Devon

District: South Hams

Civil Parish: Modbury

Built-Up Area: Modbury

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

Church of England Parish: Modbury St George

Church of England Diocese: Exeter

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Listing Text

MODBURY

1307/2/146 GALPIN STREET
25-JAN-90 (South side)
38
Blossom Cottage

(Formerly listed as:
GALPIN STREET
38 & 38A)
(Formerly listed as:
GALPIN STREET
38 AND 38A)

II

A pair of cottages, now a single property, dating from the early C19.
MATERIALS: The house is rendered and whitewashed with an asbestos-cement tile roof. Square brick stacks are located on both return gables.
PLAN: Each former cottage is of a single room plan with service rooms flanking the rear yard.
EXTERIOR: The building is of two storeys and four bays with recessed central doorways and adjacent timber casement windows. At first floor level are similar casement windows with a blind opening above the central doorway. The opening contains a date stone inscribed 1822 together with some illegible lettering. A mid-level plain string marks first floor level.
INTERIOR: NOT INSPECTED (Mar 09) but is described at the time of listing (1990) as retaining early-C19 plank doors, ceilings with plain joists set on edge and a quarter-turn staircase to the corner of each main room.
HISTORY: The property originated c.1822 as a pair of modest cottages, which remained largely unaltered during the later C19 and C20. They have now been converted to a single house.

REASONS FOR DESIGNATION:
Blossom Cottage, 38 Galpin Street, is designated at Grade II, for the following principal reasons:
* Despite its conversion to a single dwelling, this former pair of cottages remains legible as such.
* The building retains its historic character as a pair of 1822 cottages of vernacular interest.

This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.

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