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Latitude: 50.8621 / 50°51'43"N
Longitude: -3.2225 / 3°13'20"W
OS Eastings: 314060
OS Northings: 107665
OS Grid: ST140076
Mapcode National: GBR LW.V1F5
Mapcode Global: FRA 464T.GDV
Entry Name: Corner Cottage and Wellsteps
Listing Date: 17 May 1979
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1146615
English Heritage Legacy ID: 86587
Location: Dunkeswell, East Devon, Devon, EX14
District: East Devon
Civil Parish: Dunkeswell
Built-Up Area: Dunkeswell
Traditional County: Devon
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon
Church of England Parish: Dunkeswell St Nicholas
Church of England Diocese: Exeter
ST 10 NW
5/32 Corner Cottage and Wellsteps
2 cottages. Late C17 - early C18, some C19 service additions, both modernised circa
1980. White-washed local stone rubble, maybe with some cob; stone rubble stacks
topped with C20 brick; thatch roof, with slate to rear outshots.
Plan: pair of contemporary mirror-plan cottages built down the hillslope and facing
north. Uphill at the right (west) end is Corner Cottage and Wellsteps is the left
cottage. Origianlly each cottage had a 2-room plan with through passage between.
Each had a larger room on the outside with a gable-end stack and small unheated
inner room. In both cases the passage partition has been removed to enlarge the
heated room. Corner Cottage has a single storey 2-room plan extension projecting at
right angles to rear of the left end (behind the unheated room and former passage).
Wellsteps has secondary service outshots to rear. Both cottages are 2 storeys.
Exterior: each cottage has 2 ground floor windows and one first floor window,
mostly C20 casements with glazing bars. Each cottage has a central front doorway
containing a C20 door under a monopitch hood with shaped vallance. The roof is
Interior: no carpentry detail is exposed in Corner Cottage but the fireplace is
sandstone ashlar with a chamfered oak lintel and contains a C19 oven. (It was lined
with new stone circa 1980). Wellsteps has a similar fireplace and here is a
chamfered axial beam across the heated room and site of the former passage. The
roofs were not inspected.
Listing NGR: ST1406007665
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