The Cottage

Date:
19 Jul 2000
Location:
The Cottage, Roborough, Torridge, Devon, EX19 8TN
Reference:
IOE01/00256/12
Type:
Photograph (Digital)
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Description

This information is taken from the statutory List as it was in 2001 and may not be up to date.

ROBOROUGH ROBOROUGH SS 5717 19/189 The Cottage - GV II

Cottage, latterly also post office. Probably late C17 or early C18. Early C20 addition and minor late C20 additions. Rendered cob with wheatstraw thatched roof.

Red brick end stacks. Early C20 addition of painted rock-faced snecked dressed stone with brick dressings and gable-ended Welsh-slate roof. Rendered late C20 addition.

Plan and development: Two-room central entrance plan with integral end stack, facing south (sited at right angles to the road). Central straight flight of stairs rising from entrance lobby. Principal larger room to the right and rear doorway behind the stairs. One storey early C20 addition at right-hand end (probably former post office). Late C20 lean-to conservatory to left-hand gable end and late C20 bathroom addition at rear of left-hand end. Two storeys with one-storey additions.

Exterior: Nearly symmetrical 2-window front; C19 two-light wooden casements.

Roughly central entrance has early C20 half glazed 4-panelled door (lower panels beaded flush) and late C20 gabled glazed porch. Narrow raking buttress to left of door and wide raking buttresses flanking the right-hand ground-floor window. Early C20 addition to the right has an old plank door to the front with a beaded wooden frame and wooden lintel, and a window in the right-hand gable end with a segmental head and 2 plank shutters with strap hinges. Disused George VI post box in the wall to the left of the window. Late C20 lean-to conservatory adjoining the left-hand gable end of the cottage.

Interior: Right-hand ground-floor room has plain joists spanning front to back and an open fireplace with stone jambs and plain wooden lintel. Blocked doorway between entrance lobby and right-hand room.

Listing NGR: SS5757717136

Content

This is part of the Series: IOE\Hilton_Barbara IOE Records for Hilton, Barbara; within the Collection: IOE01 Images Of England

Rights

Copyright IoE Dr Barbara Hilton. Source Historic England Archive

This photograph was taken for the Images of England project

People & Organisations

Photographer: Hilton, Barbara

Rights Holder: Hilton, Barbara

Keywords

Brick, Cob, Glass, Render, Stone, Straw, Thatch, Welsh Slate, Stuart House, Georgian Monument <By Form>, Domestic, Dwelling, Post Office, Commercial, Communications, Postal System Structure, Post Box, Gardens Parks And Urban Spaces, Street Furniture, Conservatory, Glasshouse, Garden Building