No.5 and 6 Townsend Cottages and Rose Cottage


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No.5 and 6 Townsend Cottages and Rose Cottage


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Statutory Address:
No.5 and 6 Townsend Cottages and Rose Cottage

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

North Devon (District Authority)
National Grid Reference:
SS 63269 25372



1/129 No.5 and 6 Townsend Cottages and Rose Cottage 8-JAN-1988 -

- II Row of three cottages, originally four. Probably late C18 or early C19.

MATERIALS: Rendered stone rubble and some cob. Continuous slate roof with gable ends. Brick ridge stack to Rose Cottage, with dentilated detail around the capping. Brick stacks to each end of the two right-hand cottages and rendered stack to rear left-hand room of No. 5 enclosed by outshut.

PLAN: Two storeys. Nos. 5 and 6 appear to be of an integral build, No. 6 is the smaller cottage with direct entry into the large principal room. No. 5 is of two room and central passage plan, the left-hand room heated by the rear stack, the right-hand room by the gable end stack. Both cottages have staircases and kitchen sculleries housed in the rear outshuts. Rose Cottage is the amalgamation of No. 7 and 8 and has an outshut to the rear of the right hand bay.

EXTERIOR: Eight window range in all, of C19 fenestration; No. 5 has a symmetrical three window range, all two-light casements with six panes per light and central plank door, the upper two panels glazed. No. 6 has two-light casements with eight panes per light on each floor to left of identical door. Rose Cottage has four two-light casements, six panes per light to first floor and three two-light casements with eight panes to each light to ground floor, to left of C20 gabled slate porch roof and four panelled door, the upper two panels glazed.

A straight-joint indicates that Rose Cottage, originally two cottages, is probably of a slightly earlier build than No. 5 and 6 and was possibly originally a mirror plan pair of cottages, with direct entry into single principal room. There is a small lean-to extension to the rear of the end bay of Rose Cottage and a further outshut to rear of the right hand bay on two levels, which houses the kitchen and a further room at lower level.

INTERIOR: Rose Cottage interior inspected. A cross beam to each of the ground floor principal rooms survives and the stone fireplace to the principal room that is accessed via the entrance door, and has a Georgian timber surround. The fireplace to the other principal room has been re-built in the C20. To the first floor are exposed roof timbers: purlins, principal trusses and collar beams suggesting that the C18 collar truss roof structure survives. SOURCES: First Edition Ordnance Survey map (1889); Second Edition Ordnance Survey map (1905); Fourth Edition Ordnance Survey map (1933)

REASONS FOR DESIGNATION DECISION: Nos. 5 and 6 Townsend Cottages and Rose Cottage are listed at Grade II, for the following principal reasons: * They survive largely intact retaining their roof structure, chimney stacks and much of their plan form * They form a coherent group of late C18 or early C19 cottages.

Listing NGR: SS6327025372


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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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