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Corner Cottage and Wellsteps

A Grade II Listed Building in Dunkeswell, Devon

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Coordinates

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

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1146615

English Heritage Legacy ID: 86587

Location: Dunkeswell, East Devon, Devon, EX14

County: Devon

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

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Listing Text

DUNKESWELL DUNKESWELL
ST 10 NW
5/32 Corner Cottage and Wellsteps
17.5.79
GV II
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
gable-ended.
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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