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North Devon (District Authority)
National Grid Reference:
SS 51759 47652



SS5147 BACK WAY 853-1/6/10 (North side) Marine Cottage


Detached house. Early C19. Roughcast cob and stone walls. Asbestos slated roof with red ridge tiles. No chimneys. PLAN: oblong, double-fronted plan, probably only 1-room-deep; built gable end on to the Back Way. EXTERIOR: 3 storeys, 4 at rear. 2 windows wide on entrance front (facing east), but with long unwindowed area at right-hand end. Front end wall has 1 window in each storey; sashes in recessed box frames, 3 panes per sash in ground and third storeys, 2 panes in second storey. East wall has round-arched doorway to right of ground storey, sash window to left; second storey has 2 sash windows, third storey 1 sash window to right. All sashes 8- paned, except for 2-paned ones in third storey. Rear (north) end wall, facing the sea, has canted wooden bay window with slated pent roof in second storey; 8-paned sashes in centre, 4-paned ones at sides. Window with pointed arch in third storey. Pierced and shaped bargeboards to gable. West wall has only 2 windows; 1 small one with a single sheet of glass, the other of 2 lights with wooden, mullion and transom frame. INTERIOR: original stair with column newel, square baluster. 6-panel doors with moulded frames. The house is one of the better preserved of the scatter of dwellings that occupied the northern slopes of the town before the large-scale developments of the late C19. It is shown in Banfield's map of the 1830s. (Lamplugh L: Ilfracombe: 1984-: 49).

Listing NGR: SS5175947652


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Lamplugh, L, Ilfracombe, (1984), 49


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: 06 Jun 2006
Reference: IOE01/15444/04
Rights: Copyright IoE Dr Barbara Hilton. Source Historic England Archive
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