Scott's Cottage / Mole Cottages

14 Jul 2002
Scott's Cottage, North Molton, North Devon, Devon, EX36 3JL
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Mole Cottages, 1 And 2, North Molton, North Devon, Devon, EX36 3JL
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This information is taken from the statutory List as it was in 2001 and may not be up to date.

NORTH MOLTON SS 7429-7529 19/173 Scott's Cottage and Nos 1 and 2, - Mole Cottages GV II Row of 4 cottages, now 3. Probably early C18, with C19 and C20 alterations.

Rendered cob on painted sandstone rubble plinth. Half-hipped asbestos slate roof.

Corrugated-iron roof to lean-to addition. Stacks with late C20 or early C20 red brick tops.

Plan and development: Row of 4 cottages sited at right angles to the road, facing south-west. Probable 2- or 3-room plan cottage to left with 2 integral lateral stacks to rear, 2-room plan cottage to centre with smaller room to right and larger room to left with integral lateral stack to rear, and 2-room plan cottage to right (formerly pair of one-room plan cottages) with integral lateral stack to rear (formerly with corner fireplace in each room). The left-hand cottage might formerly have been two cottages (see entrances to front and left-hand gable end). Probably C19 lean-to addition at right-hand gable end. Two storeys.

Exterior: Asymmetrically-fenestrated front; 9 windows to first floor and 8 to ground floor, mostly mid to late C19 small-paned 2-light wooden casements. C19 half-glazed door between second and third windows from left with slate-roofed gabled porch on shaped brackets. C20 or early C20 boarded stable-type door between fourth and fifth window from left. Pair of late C20 glazed doors, one to far right and one between second and third windows from right. Left-hand gable end with first-floor 2-light wooden casement and ground-floor boarded door with C20 casement to right. Right hand gable end with first-floor 2-light wooden casement and ground-floor lean-to addition.

Interior: Ground-floor rooms with roughly chamfered cross beams. C18 winder stair at rear of central cottage (No. 1 Mole Cottage). Only the interior of the central cottage and the ground floor rooms of the right-hand cottage were inspected.

Listing NGR: SS7440129876


This is part of the Series: IOE01/1114 IOE Records taken by Jenny Johns; within the Collection: IOE01 Images Of England


© Jenny Johns. Source: Historic England Archive

This photograph was taken for the Images of England project

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Photographer: Johns, Jenny

Rights Holder: Johns, Jenny


Asbestos, Cob, Iron, Render, Rubble, Sandstone, Stuart House, Georgian Monument <By Form>, Domestic, Dwelling