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List Entry Summary

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


List entry Number: 1107015



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

County: Devon

District: Mid Devon

District Type: District Authority

Parish: Bow

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II

Date first listed: 20-Nov-1986

Date of most recent amendment: Not applicable to this List entry.

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 96540

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BOW BOW (south side) SS 70 SW 2/27 - Tavy Cottage


House, once part of a larger house. Probably early C16 with C17 and late C17-early C18 improvements. Plastered cob on rubble footings; stone rubble stacks with C20 brick tops; thatch roof. 2-room and central through passage plan house facing north with axial stack in party wall to left (east) and end stack to right (west) end. It is thought to occupy the hall and inner room of an early passage and service room now divided off as Godfrey's Cottage (q.v.). 2 storeys. Trregular front with 3 ground floor and 2 first floor windows, all C20 casements with rectangular panes of leaded glass and C20 external shutters. C20 4-panel front door right of centre. Roof is gable-ended to right and continuous with adjoining Godfrey's Cottage (q.v.) to left. Good interior: the through passage probably dates from C17 or C18 subdivision of early C16 house. To hall on left side is a full height cob crosswall. Hall has original early C16 roof structure. It is 2 bays with a side-pegged jointed cruck truss and small curving windbraces to purlins. Roof is smoke-blackened indicating that the original hall at least was open to the roof and served by an open hearth fire. Roof over putative inner room inaccessible. The hall was given rubble fireplace with plain oak lintel probably in late C16 or early C17. It was floored in early-mid C17 with chamfered and scroll stopped crossbeam. Newel stair alcove to right of fireplace was rebuilt in C19 but still has a late C17-early C18 plank door with applied 2-panel front with strap hinges. In front wall is small C18 cupboard with its panelled door on H-hinges. The panel is now glass. In right room an early C17 axial beam is chamfered with 1 surviving late step stop. Fireplace here is blocked.

Listing NGR: SS7222001714

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National Grid Reference: SS 72220 01714


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