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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: 1108071



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

County: Devon

District: South Hams

District Type: District Authority

Parish: Modbury

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II

Date first listed: 25-Jan-1990

Date of most recent amendment: 01-Oct-2010

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 99740

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1307/2/146 GALPIN STREET 25-JAN-90 (South side) 38 Blossom Cottage (Formerly listed as: GALPIN STREET 38 & 38A) (Formerly listed as: GALPIN STREET 38 AND 38A)

II A pair of cottages, now a single property, dating from the early C19. MATERIALS: The house is rendered and whitewashed with an asbestos-cement tile roof. Square brick stacks are located on both return gables. PLAN: Each former cottage is of a single room plan with service rooms flanking the rear yard. EXTERIOR: The building is of two storeys and four bays with recessed central doorways and adjacent timber casement windows. At first floor level are similar casement windows with a blind opening above the central doorway. The opening contains a date stone inscribed 1822 together with some illegible lettering. A mid-level plain string marks first floor level. INTERIOR: NOT INSPECTED (Mar 09) but is described at the time of listing (1990) as retaining early-C19 plank doors, ceilings with plain joists set on edge and a quarter-turn staircase to the corner of each main room. HISTORY: The property originated c.1822 as a pair of modest cottages, which remained largely unaltered during the later C19 and C20. They have now been converted to a single house.

REASONS FOR DESIGNATION: Blossom Cottage, 38 Galpin Street, is designated at Grade II, for the following principal reasons: * Despite its conversion to a single dwelling, this former pair of cottages remains legible as such. * The building retains its historic character as a pair of 1822 cottages of vernacular interest.

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National Grid Reference: SX 66084 51530


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