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Latitude: 50.5639 / 50°33'50"N
Longitude: -3.6891 / 3°41'20"W
OS Eastings: 280462
OS Northings: 75156
OS Grid: SX804751
Mapcode National: GBR QL.BZWP
Mapcode Global: FRA 375K.SQR
Entry Name: Old Cottage
Listing Date: 3 November 1986
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1241271
English Heritage Legacy ID: 439514
Location: Ilsington, Teignbridge, Devon, TQ12
Civil Parish: Ilsington
Traditional County: Devon
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon
Church of England Parish: Ilsington St Michael
Church of England Diocese: Exeter
SX 87 NW
4/106 Nos 1, 2 and 3 Old Cottage
How of 3 cottages, probably a single farmhouse originally. C16 or C17; No. 1
enlarged and extended at the front in early C19. Lean-to additions at rear.
Roughcast cob and stone. Thatcned roofs, half-hipped at left-hand end. Yellow
brick chimneystack in right-hand gable of No. 1; large rendered stack just behind
the ridge of No. 2, off-centre to right; smaller rendered stack with C20 brick shaft
on top at No. 3, on ridge off-centre to right. Original plan uncertain, but house
must have had at least 3 ground-storey rooms. 2 storeys. Each cottage has 1 upper
storey window, but this gives no idea of the length of the building. No. 1 (the
right-hand cottage) has a C20 glazed door and wooden canopy to left; 1 C19 casement
window in each storey to right. No. 2 has an old plank door, off-centre to right; 1
C19 casement window at far left of each storey, the upper-storey window pushing up
into the thatch. No. 3 has an old plank door with wrought-iron strap-hinges at
right-hand end; a C19 casement window at left-hand end of each storey and a small
C19 window in centre of ground storey, the upper-storey window pushing up into the
thatch. All windows have 2 lights with 6 panes each, except at No. 3 where the 2
left hand casements have an extra ½-pane at the outer edge of each light; the small
window has a fixed 4-pane sash. In the back wall No. 2 has a late C16 or C17 wood-
mullioned window of 2-lights in the ground storey, this having flat-splay mullions
and rectangular leaded panes; in second storey is a 2-light wood mullioned window of
late C18 or early C19 with small panes.
Interior: No. 2 has in ground storey a large gable fireplace with chamfered wood
lintel having straight-cut stops. Chamfered upper-floor beam without stops. The
cottage was stripped for repair when inspected in 1985 and it was clear that the
projecting front section was a later addition; the partition wall with No. 2 is thin
and there is no division at all at roof level. No. 2 has heavy upper floor joists
running from front to back. The left- hand second storey room has a side-pegged
jointed-cruck truss, covered with plaster. There are some good C19 plank doors, 1
having a wooden bolt. Interior of No. 3 not inspected, but it is reported to have a
stud-and-panel screen in the ground storey, dividing it from No. 2; also a large
open fireplace with bread oven.
The building is the best preserved in Liverton, retaining its C19 character almost
intact. No. 2 is similarly well preserved inside, retaining many of its old plaster
wall and ceiling surfaces.
Listing NGR: SX8046275156
This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.
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