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Ardonay Cottage and Barn Adjoining West

A Grade II Listed Building in Drewsteignton, Devon

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Coordinates

Latitude: 50.7034 / 50°42'12"N

Longitude: -3.7928 / 3°47'33"W

OS Eastings: 273497

OS Northings: 90842

OS Grid: SX734908

Mapcode National: GBR QF.93D9

Mapcode Global: FRA 27Y6.VM6

Entry Name: Ardonay Cottage and Barn Adjoining West

Listing Date: 4 March 1988

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1306297

English Heritage Legacy ID: 94910

Location: Drewsteignton, West Devon, Devon, EX6

County: Devon

District: West Devon

Civil Parish: Drewsteignton

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

Church of England Parish: Drewsteignton

Church of England Diocese: Exeter

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Listing Text

SX 79 SW DREWSTEIGNTON HILLMORHAY, Drewsteignton

5/116 Ardonay Cottage and barn
adjoining west

GV II

House, former farmhouse, and adjoining barn. Early C16 with major later C16 and C17
improvements; part rebuilt as a barn in the late C18 or early C19. Plastered cob on
stone rubble footings, parts rebuilt wholly in stone rubble; stone rubble stacks
topped with C19 brick; thatch roof, replaced with corrugated iron over the barn
section.
Plan and development: 3-room-and-through-passage plan house facing south. The
inner room at the right (eastern) end has a gable end stack backing onto the
adjoining property, Charisma Cottage (q.v). The hall has an axial stack backing
onto the passage. Solid stone rubble full height wall on the lower side of the
passage and the service end is now occupied by the barn. The original house was a
late medieval hall house probably open from end to end and heated by an open hearth
fire (the evidence is hidden in the inaccessible roofspace). The hall fireplace was
inserted in the mid or late C16 and the house progressively floored over from the
mid C16 to mid C17. The service end room was converted to a barn in the late C18 -
early C19. It was used as an undertakers workshop within living memory. The inner
room fireplace may have been inserted as late as this. Secondary outshots across
the rear. House is 2 storeys and barn is open to the roof.
Exterior: the house has an irregular 3-window front of C19 and C20 casements with
glazing bars. The wide passage front doorway at the left end of the house section
contains a C19 plank door in a plain solid frame. The barn section to left contains
2 C19 plank doors, the larger double doors at the left end. The roof butts the
adjoining property to right and runs continously with that of the adjoining property
to left.
Interior: early C16 oak shoulder-headed doorframe from passage to hall and headbeam
of another survives in situ in passage rear doorway. Hall has a large granite
ashlar fireplace with a soffit-chamfered and step-stopped oak lintel. Its side oven
was inserted or relined in the C19 The crossbeam and the muntins of the upper end
oak plank-and-muntin screen are chamfered with step stops, upper end bench below.
No carpentry detail shows in the inner room and the fireplace here has a C19 grate.
The lower part of a true cruck truss shows on the lower side of the passage and
another is boxed in the framed crosswall between hall and inner room chambers. The
roofspace is inaccessible but smoke-blackened timber and thatch is suspected. The
barn has a late C18 - early C19 roof of A-frame trusses with pegged and spiked lap-
jointed collars.
Ardonay Cottage is one of the oldest houses in Drewsteignton Village. Furthermore
it forms part of a group of attractive listed buildings in the village.


Listing NGR: SX7349590841

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