COURT COTTAGE

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
II
List Entry Number:
1106216
Date first listed:
16-Sep-1987
Statutory Address:
COURT COTTAGE

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Location

Statutory Address:
COURT COTTAGE

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

County:
Devon
District:
West Devon (District Authority)
Parish:
Chagford
National Park:
DARTMOOR
National Grid Reference:
SX6844786604

Details

SX 68 NE CHAGFORD

3/18 Court Cottage - GV II

House, former farmhouse. Dated 1651, possibly earlier origins, rearranged internally in late C19 and modernised in C20. Coursed blocks of granite ashlar, patched in places with granite stone rubble; granite stacks topped with C19 and C20 brick; thatch roof. Plan: 2-room plan house facing south and built down the hillslope. Smaller room at the left (west) end is terraced into the hill and has an axial stack backing onto an entrance hall between the rooms. The large right room has an end kitchen stack. This room may originally have been two. Late C19 stair to rear of entrance lobby and a narrow room to rear of kitchen. 2 storeys with attics in the roofspace. Exterior: irregular 3-window front. The ground floor windows are original. They have hollow-chamfered mullions, bead moulded reveals and hoodmoulds. There are 4- light windows with central king mullions either side of the door and a 2-light window (maybe a copy) at the right end. The left end window has its lesser mullions missing. The labels of the hoodmoulds are carved with the initials G and D. They contain rectangular panes of leaded glass. The first floor windows have been replaced by C20 timber casements with glazing bars. 2 low dormers inserted to attics in C20. Front doorway now contains C20 plank door with a contemporary half-hipped thatch hood. Above the window to right is a datestone inscribed with the initials GD and the date 1651. Roof is hipped to left and gable-ended to right. Interior: most of the carpentry and joinery detail is late C19 and C20. The fireplaces however are original. The left room has a granite with a soffit-chamfered oak lintel. The right room fireplace is a larger version and includes 2 side ovens. The roof structure too is original and comprises a series of A-frame trusses with pegged and spiked lap-jointed collars. They include carpenters assembly marks. Court Cottage is one of agroup of varied listed building which make up the hamlet of Thorn.

Listing NGR: SX6844786604

Legacy

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

Legacy System number:
94548
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: 19 Sep 2001
Reference: IOE01/04845/30
Rights: Copyright IoE Mr Ken Vincent. Source Historic England Archive
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