Higher Parford Cottage

16 Jun 2002
Higher Parford Cottage, Drewsteignton, West Devon, Devon, TQ13 8JR
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This information is taken from the statutory List as it was in 2001 and may not be up to date.


7/130 Higher Parford Cottage


Cottage, former farmhouse. Probably C17, renovated in late C19. Plastered cob on stone rubble footings; stone rubble stacks with plastered brick tops; thatch roof.

Plan: 2-room plan cottage facing north-west and built down a hillslope. There is a central entrance hall and staircase between the 2 rooms. The right room has an axial stack backing onto the stair. This was probably the kitchen originally. The uphill left room has a projecting gable-end stack. 2 storeys.

Exterior: regular 2-window front of C19 casements with glazing bars, the first floor windows rising into the thatch. The front doorway is a little left of centre and contains a part-glazed C20 door. To right of it is a small fixed pane window.

Roof is gable-ended.

Interior: is largely the result of the late C19 modernistion and therefore most of the carpentry detail is hidden by later plaster and both fireplaces are blocked.

The left room however has a soffit-chamfered axial beam, forking into the chimneybreast The roof is inaccessible although the base of one A-frame truss shows: its scantling is large enough to suggest that the roof structure is C17.

Listing NGR: SX7143389956


This is part of the Series: IOE01/1416 IOE Records taken by Peter Morgan; within the Collection: IOE01 Images Of England


© Mr Peter Morgan. Source: Historic England Archive

This photograph was taken for the Images of England project

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Photographer: Morgan, Peter

Rights Holder: Morgan, Peter


Cob, Plaster, Rubble, Stone, Thatch, Timber, Tudor Farmhouse, Elizabethan Domestic, Stuart Agricultural Dwelling, Jacobean Dwelling, House, Agriculture And Subsistence, Farm Building, Agricultural Building, Monument (By Form)