Heritage Category: Listed Building

Grade: II

List Entry Number: 1117369

Date first listed: 08-Jan-1988



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County: Devon

District: North Devon (District Authority)

Parish: Chittlehamholt

National Grid Reference: SS 65966 19747


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6/70 Hawkins - - II Possibly originally tenement farmhouse, later divided into 2 cottages and now reverted to single occupation. Late C17 with C19 alterations. Stone rubble and cob, unrendered to rear. Asbestos slate roof with gable ends. Large rendered stone rubble stack at each end, that to left with tapered cap heightened in brick. Stone rubble stack with brick shaft to gable end of rear wing. Plan: direct entry into both large heated rooms to front range heated from gable end stacks, that to right with winder staircase projecting into room to centre rear wall, that to left with winder staircase in integral rear outshut in the outer angle of the wing which projects at right angles from the rear right side of this front left-hand room. Development: the precise development has been obscured by C19 alterations. A thick partition wall rising to the apex of the roof divides the 2 front rooms, the original roof over the right-hand room having a much lower ridge level than that over the left-hand room. However, both roof structures appear to be of a C17 date, so that, if of two separate builds, the evidence is unclear for which is the earlier. The left-hand room has higher quality detailing, and may have served as a parlour, while the right hand room retains evidence of a partition towards its left end. If the front window is an insertion into a blocked doorway, that partition may have created a passage between the two main rooms; the present doorway into the right-hand room certainly appears to be a later insertion. Probably in the C18, the gable-ended two-storeyed wing was added to the rear of the left-hand room, creating a sizeable additional heated room. The fireplace has been blocked, but there is no bread oven projection so it appears not to have served as a kitchen wing. Its addition may have been prompted by the division of the house into two cottages. However, the possibility cannot be ignored that the house was intended from the outset for dual occupation. 2 storeys. 3 window range. Irregular fenestration. Principally late C19 2 and 3 light casements, 2 panes per light. Slated gabled roof to latticed porch to left side, plank door to right side. Small lean-to slate roof at right end sheltering external cast iron water pump. Interior Left-hand room has scroll-stopped chamfered cross ceiling beam; C19 fireplace surround; steep timber winder staircase in outshut to rear left-hand corner. Rough hewn ceiling joists and beam to right-hand room. Steep timber winder staircase to centre rear of room. C19 joinery intact throughout. C17 roof structure over right-hand room with heavy straight principals set low in the walls with trenched purlins, the battens, rafters and plaster ceiling surving below the superimposed C20 roof structure. Roof structure over left-hand range not fully accessible. Single truss with slightly curving feet and trenched purlins, the timber apparently slightly blackened through age rather than smoke. Hawkins has remained relatively unspoilt since the C19 and retains several interesting features and an unusual plan form.

Listing NGR: SS6596619747


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