Stowford Cottage

27 Oct 1999
Stowford Cottage, Swimbridge, North Devon, Devon
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This information is taken from the statutory List as it was in 2001 and may not be up to date.

SWIMBRIDGE STOWFORD SS 62 NW 11/202 Stowford Cottage 25.2.65 II

House. Probably late medieval fabric remodelled probably in C17 with C20 alterations. Stone and cob with partly rendered facade. Thatched roof. Hipped at right end. Tall lateral stack to front with offsets heating inner room with slated cap to projecting bread oven. Tall lateral hall stack to rear. Principally 3 room and through-passage plan, the lower end possibly extended originally for animal accommodation or farm storage, the end part of which is still used as storeroom.

The inner room has been added or entirely rebuilt in stone in C17, gable end to the main range with the rear extension originally a barn now converted to garage use, forming overall L-shaped plan. 2 storeys. 5 window range. C20 fenestration.

Interior: much altered, one C17 doorway to landing corridor with chamfered and scroll-stopped durns. Roof structure appears to be entirely remodelled in C17 with straight lap-jointed collars with purlins resting on the backs of the principals supporting waney rafters. However, one of the purlins shows signs of smoke- blackening and may well be reused from a former medieval roof structure suggesting this originally was an open hall house.

Listing NGR: SS6244726468


This is part of the Series: IOE01/0003 IOE Records taken by L E Abbott; within the Collection: IOE01 Images Of England


© Mr L.E. Abbott. Source: Historic England Archive

This photograph was taken for the Images of England project

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Photographer: Abbott, L.E.

Rights Holder: Abbott, L.E.


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