Heritage Category:
Listed Building
List Entry Number:
Date first listed:
Statutory Address:


© Crown Copyright and database right 2020. All rights reserved. Ordnance Survey Licence number 100024900.
© British Crown and SeaZone Solutions Limited 2020. All rights reserved. Licence number 102006.006.
Use of this data is subject to Terms and Conditions.

The above map is for quick reference purposes only and may not be to scale. For a copy of the full scale map, please see the attached PDF - 1108401.pdf

The PDF will be generated from our live systems and may take a few minutes to download depending on how busy our servers are. We apologise for this delay.

This copy shows the entry on 28-Oct-2020 at 21:19:02.


Statutory Address:

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

South Hams (District Authority)
National Grid Reference:
SX 81387 56511


ASHPRINGTON SX85Nll Bow 6/39 Steps Cottage


House, extended and converted into 3 cottages and reverted to 1 house. Probably late C17 or early C18, possibly with earlier origins; extended and converted to cottages in circa early to mid C19 reunited and extended again in the C20. Rendered cob and stone rubble. Thatched roof with gabled ends. Stacks with rendered shafts at the gable end of the original house, the left had stack is now an axial stack. Plan: 3-room single depth plan; the 2 right hand rooms are probably the extent of the original house. In circa early to mid C19 the house was converted into a row of three 1-room plan cottages by the extension at the left end of a 1-room plan addition. In the C20 it was reunited as one house again and a small extension was added at the left end. Exterior: 2 storeys. Asymmetrical 1:2 window range. C18 or early C19 wooden casement to first floor left. To the left and right of centre late C19 or C20 glazed doors with late C19 or C20 wooden lattice porches. At the left hand end a 1-room plan addition, stone rubble with a grouted scantle slate roof,1 storey and attic, late C19 2-light casement with glazing bars and gabled dormer with timber casement and C20 glazed door. Small late C20 addition at extreme left hand end. Interior: Interior much altered but some C19 joinery survives. The straight feet of the roof principals can be seen on the first floor. The trusses are mostly soft wood but one truss at the left hand end has much heavier oak principals. At the right hand end there are said to be blackened roof timbers associated with the curing of fish. Steps Cottage is on the site of a salting recorded in the Domesday Book. Source: Information provided by the owner, Mr Chadwick.

Listing NGR: SX8138756511


The contents of this record have been generated from a legacy data system.

Legacy System number:
Legacy System:


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

End of official listing

Images of England

Images of England was a photographic record of every listed building in England, created as a snap shot of listed buildings at the turn of the millennium. These photographs of the exterior of listed buildings were taken by volunteers between 1999 and 2008. The project was supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund.

Date: 28 Sep 2007
Reference: IOE01/15539/24
Rights: Copyright IoE Mr Christopher Fransella. Source Historic England Archive
Archive image, may not represent current condition of site.
To view this image please use Firefox, Chrome, Safari, or Edge.

Your Contributions

Do you know more about this entry?

The following information has been contributed by users volunteering for our Enriching The List project. For small corrections to the List Entry please see our Minor Amendments procedure.

The information and images below are the opinion of the contributor, are not part of the official entry and do not represent the official position of Historic England. We have not checked that the contributions below are factually accurate. Please see our terms and conditions. If you wish to report an issue with a contribution or have a question please email [email protected].