This information is taken from the statutory List as it was in 2001 and may not be up to date.
SX 87 NW BOVEY TRACEY NEWTON ROAD (east side) Bovey Tracey 5/81 Nos. 1 - 6, St John's Cottages, - including the gateposts and front garden railings GV II
Terrace of 6 houses. Probably built 1860s and before 1870. Stone rubble with ashlar and red brick dressings; the rubble consists of large, different-coloured pieces intended to create a mosaic effect. Slated roofs with tall red brick chimneys, some diagonally set, on stone bases with moulded caps and set-offs; some remaining octagonal pots. 2 storeys. Unified facade in Victorian Gothic style, basically symmetrical but with many deliberate variations and inconsistencies. The 5-window centre is flanked by projecting gables, each with one window in the second storey; a further window at each end, but to the right of the right-hand gable is a stair turret. Windows have flat granite lintels, those in ground storey generally with segmental relieving arches of red brick, those in the second storey with pointed relieving arches of red brick. Most windows have original wood casements.
3 mullioned-and-transomed lights in the ground storey and in second storey of the projections, each lower light of 2 panes, 2-light casements in second storey, each light of 3 panes. Right-hand gable window and extreme left-hand window in ground storey are projecting bays with pent roofs covered with fish-scale slates. The window left of centre in each of the ground and second storeys is a C20 replacement. Nos. 2 and 5 have wooden hoods over the doorways with pendants and Gothic tracery. The doorway of No. 1, set in the side of the stair turret, has an elaborately Gothic pent-roofed wood porch with 5 open trefoil-headed arches in the side. Second-storey windows, except in the projections, are treated as tall gabled dormers, these, and the gabled projections, having overhanging eaves with cusped bargeboards; the left-hand gable and the far dormer at each end are half-hipped.
The stair turret has a sharply pitched hipped roof with swept eaves and a decorated iron ridge. In front of the gardens is a cast-iron railing, each upright with decorated finial; the railings are set between square piers, some of them gateposts, of red brick with stone bands and pyramidical caps. The garden gates are wood-framed with similar iron railings set into them. Occupants in 1870 included 2 'gentry' ladies, a school mistress, and an organist and choirmaster.
Source: Morris's Directory for Devonshire, 1870, p.460.
Listing NGR: SX8134577812
© Mr M J Medley. Source: Historic England Archive
This photograph was taken for the Images of England project
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Photographer: Medley, M J
Rights Holder: Medley, M J
Cast Iron, Iron, Rubble, Slate, Stone, Wood, Victorian House, Monument (By Form), Domestic, Dwelling, Gate, Unassigned, Gate Pier, Railings, Barrier
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