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West Devon (District Authority)
National Grid Reference:
SS 58683 01583


JACOBSTOWE JACOBSTOWE SS 50 SE 7/174 Swan Cottage - GV II House. C17 and circa late C18. Walls partly rendered cob, partly brick. Gable- ended thatch roof to cob part, hipped slate roof to brick part. 2 brick stacks - 1 at each end of cob and thatch part. Plan: the older part is to the left and consists of 2 rooms each heated by an end fireplace. Originally it was integral with the adjoining cottages to the left but the plan form and subdivision is unclear. C18 addition at right end which was probably a good quality parlour. Exterior: 2 storeys. Asymetrical 4-window front of which the right-hand 1-window section is brick C18 addition which projects slightly and is lower. The older left- hand part has 2 and 3-light C20 casements. The brick part has a late C19 6-pane sash on the 1st floor and a 3-lignt C20 casement below it. Against the left-hand end of this part is a leanto brick porch with C20 plank door and narrow stained glass light to its right. The right-hand end of the building has 3 full-height segmental arched recessed panels which originally had arched windows on the 1st floor. The central panel has a C20 tripartite 20 pane sash window and there is a single light C20 casement in the panel to the left, below are 1 and 2-light C20 casements and glazed door to the right. Interior: old part has chamfered axial beam and open fireplace with chamfered and stopped wooden lintel. Roof has simple pegged A-frame frames, probably C19.

Listing NGR: SS5868301583


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

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Date: 02 Oct 2003
Reference: IOE01/11451/07
Rights: Copyright IoE Norman Wigg. Source Historic England Archive
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