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North Devon (District Authority)
National Grid Reference:
SS 64667 17548



5/39 Nos 1-3 Winswood Cottages - - II Former farmhouse, now 3 cottages. Probably C17, the 1733 date plaque possibly referring to the addition of the 2-storey porch and extension at the left end. C19 and C20 alterations. Rendered stone rubble and cob. Corrugated asbestos roof, hipped at left end. Axial brick stack and brick shaft to stone rubble stack at right gable end. Essentially and unusually a 3-room and lobby entry plan, with axial stack heating both rooms at left, higher end and hall to right. Inner room at lower level to right end apparently always the kitchen and service end. 2-storey porch and added bay of 1-room plan at left end, probably both additions of 1733. Projecting stair turret at rear of hall. The farmhouse appears to have been converted to cottages in the early C20, with staircases added to left end principal room and service end at right end. Hall partitioned at right end to form passage. 2 storeys. 5-window range in all; including 2-storey porch. All C20 fenestration. 2-light casements with 3-light window to porch, except at right end which has C17 4-light mullion window, the mullions deeply chamfered, with 2 paned lights. 2 tiers of 5 pigeon holes at right end. 1733 datestone to porch replaced in 1986, formerly with initials W.T. Ground floor has C20 2-light and 3-light casement to left of porch. Inner porch doorway has partially cased-in C17 straight- headed chamfered door surround. 4-light C20 casement to right of porch, then 2 plank doors, that to right with lean-to porch, and 3-light C20 casement at right end. Leanto at right gable end. Interior. Cottage (No. 3) at lower end has 2 cross ceiling beams, plastered over. Cambered arched brick lintel to fireplace with cloam bread oven stamped FISHLEY. Hall has no exposed ceiling beams; original fireplace probably concealed. Principal room at left end has wide chamfered axial ceiling beam and chamfered fireplace lintel. C19 joinery principally intact throughout. No access to roofspace but C17/C18 roof trusses with straight principals apparently intact.

Listing NGR: SS6466717548


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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: 04 Apr 2002
Reference: IOE01/05707/33
Rights: Copyright IoE Dr Ann Allen. Source Historic England Archive
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