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South Hams (District Authority)
National Grid Reference:
SX 80458 50813


BLACKAWTON SX85SW Melrose Cottage 2/29 II

Cottage. Probably late C18 or early C19, extended later in C19 and again in late C20. Painted stone rubble, scantle slate hung first floor. Asbestos slate roof with gabled ends. Rendered gable end stacks with wreathed caps to shafts and yellow clay pots. Plan: Original house was of 2-room plan with an entrance to left of centre into a lobby at the bottom of the stairs which is situated between the 2 rooms. Both rooms are heated from gable end stacks, the right-hand room is the larger. Later in the C19 a 2-storey 1-room plan addition was built at the right-hand end, slightly set back. In the late C20 a 2-storey wing was added to the rear of the left-hand room. Exterior: 2 storeys. Asymmetrical 2:1 window range the right-hand window in the later C19 extension set back. All late C19 or early C20 2 and 3- light casements with glazing bars, some repaired in late C20. Doorway to left of centre with a late C20 plank door and circa late C19 or early C20 open-fronted porch with a slate lean-to roof. At the rear the late C20 extension is a gable-ended rear wing. Interior: At the centre a straight staircase with stick balusters. There is also some other C19 joinery intact.

Listing NGR: SX8045850813


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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: 08 Aug 2007
Reference: IOE01/15952/22
Rights: Copyright IoE Mr Robert W Keniston. Source Historic England Archive
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