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Latitude: 50.7033 / 50°42'11"N
Longitude: -3.7915 / 3°47'29"W
OS Eastings: 273590
OS Northings: 90830
OS Grid: SX735908
Mapcode National: GBR QF.93Q6
Mapcode Global: FRA 27Y6.W6B
Entry Name: Glebe Cottages
Listing Date: 22 February 1967
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1306328
English Heritage Legacy ID: 94901
Location: Drewsteignton, West Devon, Devon, EX6
District: West Devon
Civil Parish: Drewsteignton
Traditional County: Devon
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon
Church of England Parish: Drewsteignton
Church of England Diocese: Exeter
SX 79 SW DREWSTEIGNTON DREWSTEIGNTON
5/107 Nos 1 - 4 (inc) Glebe Cottages
Block of 4 cottages. C17 or C18, modernised circa 1975. Plastered cob on stone
rubble footings; stone rubble stacks topped with C20 brick; thatch roof.
Plan and development: an irregular straggling group of buildings which now make up
4 cottages. The main block faces north onto the village square although two of the
cottages have rear entrances. All the cottages basically have 2-room plans. The
left end room of the main block has an end stack. It belongs to No.2. Its second
room is a 1-room plan block with left gable-end stack parallel to and set forward
from the main block and connected to it by a short crosswing. No.1 occupies the
central portion of the main block between axial stacks. No.4 occupies the right end
room and its entrance is on the back, into a service outshot over which the roof is
carried down continously from the main roof. No.3 occupies a block projecting at
right angles to rear of No.1 and has a large projecting stack on its west side. All
cottages are 2 storeys.
Exterior: irregular front fenestration to the main block has 7 ground floor windows
and 5 first floor windows (the right one blocked). All are C20 replacement
casements with glazing bars similar to those in the rest of the building. There is
only one front doorway (to No.1) on the main front, that to No.2 is in the crosswing
and the others are to rear. All are C20 plank doors and all except No.3 have
contemporary thatch-roofed hoods. The main block is hipped to right and gable-ended
to left. The front block (No.2) is gable-ended and the rear block (No.3) is hipped.
Interior: only limited access was available for inspection at the time of this
survey. What little that was available showed no early carpentry detail and the
fireplaces were blocked in the C20. The roof was not inspected although it seems
that it is the roof structure which would provide the evidence for the historic
development of this block of buildings.
Nos.1-4 Glebe Cottages occupy a dominant position in the centre of the village and
form part of an attractive group of listed buildings in the vicinity of the Church
of Holy Trinity (q.v).
Listing NGR: SX7358890829
This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.
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