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Mid Devon (District Authority)
Zeal Monachorum
National Grid Reference:
SS 73150 02883


ZEAL MONACHORUM SS 70 SW 4/79 - West Serston (Serstone Cottages on OS) II

House, formerly 2 cottages. Early C18, outshots rebuilt circa 1978. Main house is plastered cob on stone rubble footings, up to first floor level; cob stack topped with C19 brick; thatch roof. Rear kitchen outshot of plastered C20 concrete blocks with interlocking concrete tile roof. Originally 2 cottages facing south. The right (eastern) cottage preserves the original plan comprising a large heated room and small lobby with winder stair. The left cottage is now one large room. Both had mirror plans either side of central axial stack serving back-to-back fireplaces. Outshots to rear were rebuilt circa 1978. Main house is 2 storeys. Overall 4-window front of C19 and C20 replacement casements with glazing bars. Each former cottage has a basically symmetrical 2-window front with central doorway, both now with C20 doors and that to right with a C20 monopitch and concrete tile roofed porch. The main roof is very steeply pitched and hipped each end. Interior preserves most of the original carpentry. The main rooms have crossbeams of large scantling with neat unstopped soffit-chamfers. The fireplaces are built of squared stone rubble with plain oak lintels and include ovens which were relined in the C19. The winder stair at the right end may be mostly original. The roof is carried on A-frame trusses with pegged and nailed lap-jointed collars.

Listing NGR: SS7315002883


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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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