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No. 9 (Kingsley Cottage) with Forecourt, Retaining Walls and Railings

A Grade II Listed Building in Clovelly, Devon

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Latitude: 50.9976 / 50°59'51"N

Longitude: -4.4001 / 4°24'0"W

OS Eastings: 231678

OS Northings: 124765

OS Grid: SS316247

Mapcode National: GBR K8.KH4Q

Mapcode Global: FRA 16NG.ZKF

Entry Name: No. 9 (Kingsley Cottage) with Forecourt, Retaining Walls and Railings

Listing Date: 20 February 1958

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1333115

English Heritage Legacy ID: 91089

Location: Clovelly, Torridge, Devon, EX39

County: Devon

District: Torridge

Civil Parish: Clovelly

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

Church of England Parish: Clovelly All Saints

Church of England Diocese: Exeter

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Listing Text

SS 3124

11/21 No. 9 (Kingsley Cottage),
20.2.58 with forecourt, retaining walls
and railings


House. Probably early C19. Rendered and whitewashed, slate roof with gabled ends
and wide eaves, 2 brick stacks, one on ridge to left, and one rising from eaves to
the right. Lean-to at rear, slate roof.
Plan : central hall, 2 flanking rooms to left a kitchen, to right a parlour with
staircase at rear. Scullery wing at right angles at rear of left.
Exterior: 2 storeys, symmetrical 3-window front. Flush-mounted 16-pane sash windows
which are coeval with exposed sash boxes and moulded surrounds. Central door
opening, 6-panelled door with the top 2 panels glazed. Gabled hood on wooden
brackets. Elevated cobble forecourt with a colourwashed rubble retaining wall, iron
railings and gate.
Interior: parlour to left of ground floor with a front corner fireplace backing
onto the entrance hall, now blocked. Kitchen with a large gable end fireplace in a
wood surround with a mantle, both original. Wing at rear is featureless. The
staircase appears to be in its original position. On the first floor the room over
the kitchen with a chimneypiece in a moulded original stone surround, later C19
The cottage is named after the author Charles Kingsley (1819 - 75) whose father was
rector at Clovelly from 1831 until 1836 when he went to become rector of Chelsea.
Charles Kingsley published "Westward Ho!" in 1855 in which Clovelly figured.

Listing NGR: SS3168024764

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