Hope Cottage And Fern Cottage

26 Jun 2002
Hope Cottage And Fern Cottage, Strand, Lympstone, East Devon, Devon, EX8 5JW
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This information is taken from the statutory List as it was in 2001 and may not be up to date.

SX 98 SE LYMPSTONE STRAND (south side), Lympstone

5/59 Hope Cottage and Fern - Cottage


2 dwellings. Late C16, with later alterations and extensions. Plastered cob, blocked to front, on stone footings; gabled-end slate roof. Originally a 3-room, through-passage plan house, much altered internally, with 2 later (C19) rear wings, higher end to left of passage; external rear lateral stack heats hall; 2 later stacks heat the inner room, now subdivided (Fern Cottage), 1, a rear lateral stack, the other a left-hand internal end stack; right-hand end stack heats service end.

All stacks with brick shafts. 2 storeys.

Front: 6-window range; three 2-pane horned sashes to first of Fern Cottage, with a 12-pane hornless sash window either side of glazed door under canopy on shaped brackets; Hope Cottage with casement windows to 1st floor; 12-pane hornless sash window to left of latticed, gabled porch, 2-light casement window to right. Iron lion masks on gutter along entire front. The rear of both dwellings with later additions, including an early-C18 (or earlier) rear wing to the service end (Hope Cottage), timber framed with brick nogging, and with C19 casement windows; the rear wing to Fern Cottage, late C19, and separately gabled.

Interior: jointed cruck roof over hall and service end; 3 trusses with morticed and pegged apex carpentry; the inner room roof is later, probably C17 or C18; only the cruck above the party wall visible from the roof space of Fern Cottage, and this is clean; roofspace of Hope Cottage ceiled, but the lower members of the hall crucks visible and are chamfered. Service end with 2 chamfered ceiling beams with hollow step stops. 2 early-C18 panelled doors; Fern Cottage with chamfered, unstopped ceiling beam (to inner room) and 2 early C18 fielded panel doors.

Listing NGR: SX9905484137


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Cob, Plaster, Slate, Stone, Timber, Tudor House, Elizabethan Monument <By Form>, Domestic, Dwelling