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Knowle Cottage

A Grade II Listed Building in Bishop's Nympton, Devon

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Coordinates

Latitude: 50.996 / 50°59'45"N

Longitude: -3.7584 / 3°45'30"W

OS Eastings: 276698

OS Northings: 123315

OS Grid: SS766233

Mapcode National: GBR L4.KHPR

Mapcode Global: FRA 360H.3LS

Entry Name: Knowle Cottage

Listing Date: 18 October 1988

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1162815

English Heritage Legacy ID: 97568

Location: Bishop's Nympton, North Devon, Devon, EX36

County: Devon

District: North Devon

Civil Parish: Bishop's Nympton

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

Church of England Parish: Bishop's Nympton St Mary the Virgin

Church of England Diocese: Exeter

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Listing Text

SS 72 SE BISHOP'S NYMPTON AVERCOMBE

6/38 Knowle Cottage


GV II


Small house, disused at time of survey. Probably mid/late C17 with some circa mid
C19 refashioning. Cob on stone rubble footings; corrugated asbestos roof (thatched
until at least 1960, old list description), gabled at ends; end stacks.
Plan: The C17 arrangement was a 2 room and cross passage plan house with a
kitchen/living room to the left and a slightly smaller parlour to the right. A
doorway in the rear wall of the left hand room gave access to rear stair projection
behind the cross passage. C19 alterations involved inserting a staircase in the end
of the cross passage and replacing the earlier stair in the stair projection with a
second C19 stair and gallery. Narrow rear service rooms were added, a back kitchen
to the rear left and a potato store to the rear right. The effect of the alterations
was to convert the house to a double depth plan with efficient circulation, although
the C17 plan form is still legible. A second doorway, giving access to the left hand
room from the front, may also be C19: this means that each half of the house, left
and right, could have functioned virtually independently with an entrance, staircase,
principal room and service room.
Exterior: 2 storeys. Asymmetrical 3 window front with a half-glazed C19 front door
to right of centre into the passage, C19 plank door to the left into the left hand
room. C19 2- and 3-light timber casement windows with glazing bars. The left return
has a blocked 2-light timber mullioned window and a projection containing the bread
oven bulge and an outside lavatory.
Interior: Good survival of C17 features in a small house. The left hand room has a
chamfered axial beam which extends across the passage, a C17 chamfered doorframe to
the passage and to the rear service room, an open fireplace with a chamfered
doorframe to the passage and to the rear service room, an open fireplace with a
chamfered lintel with step stops and a fixed bench in the front left corner. The
right hand room has a C17 chamfered doorframe to the passage cased in the C19, a
chamfered axial beam with hollow steps stops and C19 vertical matchboard dado
panelling and a bench in the front right corner. The rear right service room has a
cobbled floor and a blocked stair window to the C17 stair projection.
On the first floor principal rafters visible at time of survey appear to be straight.
A small traditional house, rich in interior features.

Ground plan recorded by James Moir and deposited in the South Molton Archive, South
Molton Library.


Listing NGR: SS7669823315

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

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