Day Cottage

19 Jul 2000
Day Cottage, Roborough, Torridge, 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.

ROBOROUGH SS 51 NE 8/165 Day Cottage - GV II

Cottage, latterly divided. Late C17 with some late C19 and late C20 alterations and minor additions. Rendered cob on high stone rubble plinth. Rendered stone addition.

Gable-ended slate roof (probably formerly thatched). Stone end stack to right with later brick top section and brick end stack to left.

Plan and development: C17 two-room plan consisting of hall to right with external end stack and smaller unheated room to left. Central entrance. Former central staircase rising from the entrance was removed in the late C20, creating one large ground-floor room. Late C20 staircase to left. Blocked front doorway to right-hand room. C19 one-room plan addition to left with integral end stack. Left-hand C19 addition remodelled in the late C20 and late C20 addition at rear of left-hand end, replacing a C19 outshut. Two storeys with one-storey C20 addition.

Exterior: Roughly symmetrical 2-window front; C19 two-light small-paned wooden casements with slate cills. Right-hand ground-floor window probably formerly a doorway (see straight joints below), possibly a later insertion. Central doorway has C20 plank door and beaded wooden frame. Projecting bread oven to right-hand end stack, probably an addition (see straight joints).

Interior: C17 chamfered cross beam (to right of entrance) with unusual double- stepped curved stops. C17 large open fireplace with stone jambs, chamfered wooden lintel with unusual double-stepped curved stops, and bread oven with pointed-arched opening and C19 cast-iron door. First-floor rooms and roofspace not inspected.

Listing NGR: SS5803116636


This is part of the Series: IOE01/0990 IOE Records taken by Barbara Hilton; within the Collection: IOE01 Images Of England


© Dr Barbara Hilton. Source: Historic England Archive

This photograph was taken for the Images of England project

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Photographer: Hilton, Barbara

Rights Holder: Hilton, Barbara


Render, Rubble, Slate, Stone, Thatch, Cob, Stuart House, Monument <By Form>, Domestic, Dwelling