Partridge Cottage

29 Mar 2006
Partridge Cottage, Zeal Monachorum, Mid Devon, Devon, EX17 6DF
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This information is taken from the statutory List as it was in 2001 and may not be up to date.


House, formerly 2 cottages. Probably C17, C18 and C19. Plastered cob on rubble footings; stone rubble or cob stacks topped with C20 brick; thatch roof, replaced with asbestos slate at left end.

3-room plan house facing south. The house has developed over the years. The right (eastern) end room is the oldest part, a C17 1-room plan cottage with right end stack. In C18 the centre room was added, probably as a second cottage. It is flush with the front and projects a little to rear and with a very slightly higher roof ridge. It was given a once-projecting end stack and a through passage through the older room. In C19 the left (western) room was added. It is narrower than the rest but flush with the front, It served as a shop. At about the same time the putative cottages were united and the rear of the passage was blocked by a stair. 2 storeys.

Main house has irregular 4-window front which includes some C19 but most are C20 casements with glazing bars. The 2 first floor windows have thatch gables over.

The front doorway to right of centre contains a C19 6-panel door behind a C20 monopitch and slate-roofed porch. There is a fifth window and secondary door at left end. Roof is gable-ended to right and hipped to left. C19 woodshed with corrugated iron monopitch roof juts into the road on the right end. The rear wall is blind.

Interior is largely the result of C19 refurbishment and C20 modernisation.

Nevertheless the original structure appears to be intact. There is no floor beam showing in the C17 right room but the large fireplace lintel is soffit-chamfered with exaggerated scroll stops. The central C18 room has a soffit-chamfered, unstopped and partly waney crossbeam, and a similar finish to the oak lintel of the rubble fireplace. The roof is inaccessible but the bottom of the truss principals show and suggests that the original A-frame trusses survive.

Listing NGR: SS7193604023


This is part of the Series: IOE01/2137 IOE Records taken by John Warlow; within the Collection: IOE01 Images Of England


© Mr John Warlow. Source: Historic England Archive

This photograph was taken for the Images of England project

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Photographer: Warlow, John

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