6 Fore Street

1 Sep 1999
6 Fore Street, Morchard Bishop, Mid Devon, Devon, EX17 6NX
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This information is taken from the statutory List as it was in 2001 and may not be up to date.

MORCHARD BISHOP FORE STREET (north-east side) SS 7607 - 7707 11/152 No. 6 - 26.8.65 GV II

Cottage. C18. Plastered cob on rubble footings; rubble stack topped with C20 brick; thatched roof. 1 room plan cottage facing south-west set between Nos 5 and 7 Fore Street (q.v.) with rear lateral stack and secondary service room under lean-to roof. 2 storeys. 1-window front with central first floor late C19 early C20 casement with glazing bars to first floor and C19 3-light casement with slender glazing bars and small rectangular panes of glass on ground floor left of 4-panel door with overlight.

Interior has plain, square-sectioned axial beam and large rubble fireplace with chamfered oak lintel and brick side oven. Stairs to left of fireplace. 2 bay roof carried on A-frame truss with pegged lap-jointed collar and pegged mortice-and-tenon joint at apex. Party wall to left (7 Fore Street q.v.) is plastered frame made of roughly squared pine timbers of relatively slender scantling and roof continuous over 7 Fore Street. Cottage is one of a row of 13 cottages which together form the longest continuous run of thatch-roofed buildings in Devon, and probably the longest run in England.

Listing NGR: SS7690507662


This is part of the Series: IOE01/2255 IOE Records taken by Michael Woodhead; within the Collection: IOE01 Images Of England


© Michael Woodhead. Source: Historic England Archive

This photograph was taken for the Images of England project

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Photographer: Woodhead, Michael

Rights Holder: Woodhead, Michael


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