Feoffee Cottages And Church Cottages / Feofee Cottages And Church Cottage (At Rear Opposite Church Of St Mary)

21 Jul 2004
Feoffee Cottages And Church Cottages, 1-10 Bull Hill, Barnstaple, North Devon, Devon
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Feofee Cottages And Church Cottage (At Rear Opposite Church Of St Mary), 1-10 Bull Hill, Barnstaple, North Devon, 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.


SS5534SE BULL HILL, Pilton 684-1/2/317 (North side) 31/12/73 Nos.1-10 (Consec) Feoffee Cottages and Church Cottage (Formerly Listed as: BULL HILL, Pilton (North side) Nos.1-10 (Consecutive) Feeofee Cottages 1-10(consec) & Church Cottage(at rear, opp. Church of St Mary))


Row of almshouses "enlarged and rebuilt by the Reverend Thomas Boweller, 20 May 1849" (wall plaque). Probably C17 in origin.

Local brown slatestone with some purple stone dressings and cream sandstone windows; natural slate roofs; stacks with tall stone shafts (some octagonal) with quoins, brattished cornices and some old chimney-pots. Tudor style. Sited along the S boundary of the churchyard and returning to the E giving an overall L-plan with access to the Church of St Mary (qv) through a tall cartway in the main range. The almshouses are divided into 7 separately-roofed units. Church Cottage has first-floor rear access from the churchyard path. 2 storeys. Asymmetrical 2:3:2:1:2:1-window range, facing down Pilton Street and partly out Bull Hill; range to E has 1:1-window range. Gables and gabled dormers to front, 2-, 3- and 4-light stone mullioned windows with chamfered mullions, some with hoodmoulds, all glazed with diamond leaded panes; Tudor-arched hollow-chamfered doorways with plank, cover-strip and stud doors. Gabled block, broken forward, contains cartway with large moulded Tudor archway with purple voussoirs and a stepped 4-light window above with a hoodmould. Interior of cartway has moulded beams and joists. The right return has a projecting lateral stack with offsets and returns with a hipped roof block with similar stack at the end. The rear elevation is also very attractive with mullioned windows and gables. Church Cottage is painted white on the rear with a rear lateral stack with brick shaft. Date plaque on rear gable of cartway. INTERIORS: partially inspected. Features seem either C19 or C20. In a crucial position in Pilton and an important foil to the Church of St Mary. (Reed MA: Pilton, its Past and Present: Barnstaple: 1985-: 151).

Listing NGR: SS5568434102


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

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