DEEMS COTTAGE

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
II
List Entry Number:
1104146
Date first listed:
08-Mar-1988
Statutory Address:
DEEMS COTTAGE

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Location

Statutory Address:
DEEMS COTTAGE

The building or site itself may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.

County:
Devon
District:
East Devon (District Authority)
Parish:
Branscombe
National Grid Reference:
SY 18716 88910

Details

SY 18 NE BRANSCOMBE STREET (south side)

7/46 Deems Cottage -

GV II

Farmhouse. Probably C16 and C17, modernised circa 1970. Colour-washed local stone rubble; stone rubble stacks topped with C19 and C20 brick; thatch roof. Plan and development: 3-room-and-through-passage plan house facing north-east and built down the hillslope. Uphill at the right (north-west) end is the unheated former inner room. The hall has an axial stack backing onto the passage and the service end room has a gable-end stack. Since no internal inspection was available at the time of this survey it is not possible to determine the historic development of the house. Nevertheless it seems likely that it began as some form of open hall house. Nor is it possible from the exterior to establish details of the plan. For instance, in the C17 was the hall the kitchen and the lower end room the parlour or vice versa? House is 2 storeys with a secondary woodshed on the right (north- western) end. Exterior: irregular 3-window front of C19 and C20 casements with glazing bars and a fourth ground floor window is a C20 oculus at the right end. The first floor windows have low thatch eyebrows over. The passage front doorway is left of centre and contains a C19 plank door behind a C20 thatch-roofed porch on rustic posts. Roof is gable-ended to left and half-hipped to right. Interior was not available for inspection at the time of this survey. However it is said to include a good deal of good oak carpentry, presumably C16 or C17 in date. A full internal inspection should be undertaken before any alterations lest C16 or C17 work be demolished or damaged.

Listing NGR: SY1871688910

Legacy

The contents of this record have been generated from a legacy data system.

Legacy System number:
88718
Legacy System:
LBS

Legal

This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.

End of official listing

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Date: 23 Mar 2005
Reference: IOE01/13700/33
Rights: Copyright IoE Mr Duncan Miller. Source Historic England Archive
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