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Latitude: 50.7884 / 50°47'18"N
Longitude: -3.6522 / 3°39'7"W
OS Eastings: 283633
OS Northings: 100058
OS Grid: SS836000
Mapcode National: GBR L9.ZLKZ
Mapcode Global: FRA 3770.8Z8
Entry Name: Including Garden Wall
Listing Date: 19 March 1951
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1197129
English Heritage Legacy ID: 386972
Location: Crediton, Mid Devon, Devon, EX17
District: Mid Devon
Civil Parish: Crediton
Built-Up Area: Crediton
Traditional County: Devon
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon
Church of England Parish: Crediton
Church of England Diocese: Exeter
SS834000 DEAN STREET
672-1/6/22 (West side)
Dean Street and 5 Cockles Lane
including garden walls to No 5
Includes: No.5 COCKLES LANE.
House, now 2 dwellings. Mid C16, C20 alterations.Dressed local
volcanic trap and slatestone laid to course; slate roof; stone
stack with brick shaft.
Plan: Overall T-plan with a rear wing. No 5 Cockles Lane
includes the right hand end of the main range, a 2-bay rear
wing at right angles to the main range and a room over Cockles
Lane. The original plan probably a 2-room main range with a
cross passage entrance to left of centre, hall to the right
heated by a front lateral stack, unheated room to the left,
with a rear wing heated by an end stack.
Exterior: 2 storeys. Asymmetrical 2:1 plus 1 window front (the
right hand window to the room over Cockles Lane). Grand,
shallowly-projecting front lateral stack with large dressed
quoins, shouldered above the eaves with a stone shaft, the top
section replaced with brick. All ground floor openings have
relieving arches. No 29 has a front door to left of the stack
with a broad relieving arch - this may be the original cross
passage entrance. To the left a late C19/early C20 3-light
casement with glazing bars, similar window to first floor
left, similar 2-light window above front door. To the right of
the stack No 5 Cockles Lane has a 3-light casement to the
ground floor, matching those of No 29, a first floor 3-light
casement in an embrasure that appears to have been reduced in
height and, in the room over the passageway, a 12-pane C18
sash. Front door to No 5 on the right return with access from
Cockles Lane. The rear wing to No 5 is gable-ended with a rear
stack with brick shaft, casement window in gable end wall
under an old timber lintel. No 5 has a tall, roughcast cob
garden wall with tiled coping, probably replacing thatch.
Interior: No 5 Cockles Lane has an interesting interior: the
fireplace to the lateral stack has volcanic trap chamfered
jambs and a massive chamfered volcanic lintel. Chamfered cross
beam (stops buried in wall plaster) with original joists.
Keeping place on rear wall. The present stair rises against
the rear wall of the main room in the service wing.
Roof: Both rear wing and main range are of C16 side-pegged
jointed cruck construction. The main range roof apex
inspected: mortised collars with through purlins, one purlin
at the rear fire-charred. No 5 has one bay only. The remains
of a cruck at the front, resting on the right end wall,
suggests that there was originally a hipped roof to the right
end of the main range and the room over Cockles Lane is
This house is important, both as an example of a late medieval
town house and as a rare survival in Crediton, where most of
the ancient buildings in the town centre were destroyed by a
series of fires in the C18.
Listing NGR: SS8363300058
This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.
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