Frost Cottage

28 Oct 1999
Frost Cottage, Polson Hill, Morchard Bishop, Mid Devon, Devon, EX17 6SE
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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 POLSON HILL, Frost SS 70 NE 5/184 - Frost Cottage GV II

Cottage. Mid-late C17, extended in mid C20. Plastered cob on rubble footings; cob stack with plastered brick chimney shaft; thatched roof. Gable-ended small cottage facing north-east comprising small service room to left (south-east) and heated room to right served by projecting end stack. 2 storeys. Balanced 2-window front of late C19 - early C20 casements with glazing bars. 2 small inserted first floor windows over central door and gabled, thatch-roofed porch.

Good interior. Main room cross beam is chamfered with scroll stops to rear but on front has runout stops and thickens as it enters wall with ogee-moulded frame.

Stone fireplace has oak lintel with runout stops and brick oven on left side. To right of fireplace small cupboard has pivotted fielded panel doors and contains a shaped shelf. 3 bay roof of A-frame trusses with pegged lap-jointed collars.

Extension to right and studio to left are mid C20 extensions. A cottage containing surprisingly high quality detail.

Listing NGR: SS7711706827


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


Cob, Plaster, Rubble, Thatch, Stuart House, Monument <By Form>, Domestic, Dwelling, Lodging House