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Latitude: 50.5884 / 50°35'18"N
Longitude: -3.5165 / 3°30'59"W
OS Eastings: 292741
OS Northings: 77619
OS Grid: SX927776
Mapcode National: GBR P1.KXFG
Mapcode Global: FRA 37JH.V54
Entry Name: Groom's Cottage at Ashcombe Tower
Listing Date: 2 December 1988
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1308700
English Heritage Legacy ID: 85665
Location: Ashcombe, Teignbridge, Devon, EX7
Civil Parish: Ashcombe
Traditional County: Devon
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon
Church of England Parish: Ashcombe St Nectan
Church of England Diocese: Exeter
SX 97 NW ASHCOMBE
8/3 Groom's Cottage at Ashcombe Tower
Groom's Cottage at the entrance to the drive to Ashcombe Tower (q.v.). Designed by
Brian O'Rorke and contemporary with Ashcombe Tower, designed 1933-6. Stone rubble,
whitewashed and rendered with rusticated stone quoins, similar to those at Ashcombe
Tower ; thatched roof, half-hipped at ends ; central axial stack with rusticated
stone shaft. Free Vernacular Revival style, similar to the exterior of the house.
Plan: 2 rooms wide wih a central entrance and rear service rooms in an outshut.
Exterior: 2 storeys. Symmetrical 3-bay front with a central front door with
rusticated jambs and a flat porch canopy on brackets. 2-light casement windows with
glazing bars, one on either side of the door and one first floor window above.
Interior: Not inspected.
The cottage is part of a stable yard which originally included garages and petrol
pumps. The yard buildings were all thatched, the Groom's Cottage is the only
surviving thatched building in the group.
"Ashcombe Tower, South Devon", Country Life, Feb 13 (1937).
Listing NGR: SX9274177619
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