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South Hams (District Authority)
National Grid Reference:
SX 80771 49376


BLACKAWTON BOW SX84NW Woodlands Cottage 5/32 (formerly Bowbridge Farm


House, formerly a farmhouse. Probably C17 or possible with earlier origins. extended probably in C18 or C19. Plastered stone rubble or cob. Water reed thatched roof with hipped ends and eyebrows eaves over the front windows. Rendered axial and lateral stacks. Plan and development: 3-room plan house the lower end to the left. The original house is the 2 room to the left, the lower left-hand room heated from a lateral stack at the back, the right-hand room has a gable end (now axial) stack probably with a newel staircase to its side. The entrance is directly into the right-hand of room of the original house but was probably into a central passage originally. In about the C18 or C19 an extension probably of 1-room plan was added at the higher right-hand end and a small single storey outshut was added at the lower left-hand end. Exterior: 2 storeys. Asymmetrical 6-window south front. Small C19 2-light casements with glazing bars and sills on first floor to right and left there are C20 wooden oriels with casements with glazing bars. Doorway to left of centre with C20 glazed door and circa late C19 or early C20 porch with a hipped slate roof. To the right of centre there is a recess on the ground floor which might have originally been a bread over for the axial stack. Set back on the lower left-hand end the thatch of the main roof is swept down over a single storey outshut with a hipped roof and a C20 plank door. The rear elevation has only 2 small windows to the left into the C18-C19 extension and a large rendered shaft to the lateral stack on the right. At the right-hand end the wall continues on a gateway with a thatched roof and a reused chamfered 4-centred arch stone doorway head. Interior: was not inspected.

Listing NGR: SX8077149376


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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: 31 May 2002
Reference: IOE01/06794/01
Rights: Copyright IoE Kenneth Dent. Source Historic England Archive
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