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Teignbridge (District Authority)
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ILSINGTON ILSINGTON SX 77 NE 3/124 Nos. 1, 2 and 3 St Michael's 23.8.55 Cottages


Row of 3 cottages, formerly the church house. Early C16, restored 1938. Built of a mixture of slatestone and granite rubble with quoins of large dressed granite blocks; details also in granite. Slated roof. Large granite chimneystack with offsets and tapered top, projecting from front wall off centre to left. On right- hand gable a large granite ashlar stack with tapered top. On left-hand gable a smaller granite stack, also with tapered top. Original plan almost certainly had 3 rooms in the ground storey with opposing front and back doors at the right-hand end of the central hall; there is no evidence of a through-passage. No.1 now has the inner room and upper end of the hall, No.2 the rest of the hall, and No.3 the kitchen. The upper storey probably consisted of a single long room entered by an outside staircase at the right-hand end of the front wall. There is some evidence of an internal staircase beside the kitchen stack, and a shallow projection behind the inner room that may have been a garderobe. 2 storeys. 5-window front; the windows all have early C20 wood casements with 6 or 8 panes per light. In the ground storey No.2 has a moulded granite doorway with a 4-centred arch having carved spandrels, the original entrance to the hall. To the right of it No.3 has a chamfered granite doorway with a 4-centred arch, the original entrance to the kitchen. At the left-hand end the doorway of No.1 also has a 4-centred arch, but this is probably a C19 insertion. There is a continuous stringcourse at sill-level in the second storey, stopping just short of the former doorway at right-hand end, now converted into a window; doorway has moulded granite surround with 4-centred arch. Rear wall facing churchyard has casement windows matching those at the front. Original rear doorway, opposite the front door of No.2, has chamfered granite surround with segmental arch; now blocked and window inserted. At right-hand (north) end, behind No.1, is a shallow projection rising to eaves level and having a pent roof of stone slabs; it may have been a garderobe. Interior: former hall (now sub-divided, the main part in the 2 ground storey rooms of No.2, the remainder in the right-hand room of No.1) has broad chamfered upper- floor beams with run-out and straight-cut stops (it is sometimes difficult to be certain which was intended); chamfered joists with step-stops. Above the left-hand end-wall in No.1 is the head-beam of a plank-and-muntin screen with hollow and three-quarter-round mouldings; studs appear to have been removed. In front wall (at No.2) is a large blocked fireplace with wooden lintel. Inner room (in No.1) has plain joists running lengthways (no beam). Small gable-fireplace with mutilated wood lintel. Former kitchen (in No.3) has also been sub-divided; it has upper floor beams like those in the hall, but with plain joists. Very wide, deep gable- fireplace, mostly blocked, with cambered and chamfered wood lintel having immediately above it a relieving arch following the line of the camber. No visible features in upper storey. Roof has 10 side-pegged jointed-cruck trusses, including 2 gable trusses; butt purlins, cranked collars. The top of the curved part of the cruck projects slightly and is rounded. Not possible to see if the ridge-piece is original. No evidence of original partitions. No smoke-blackening. Building converted into a Poor House in C18 and sold by the Parish for conversion into private dwellings in 1839. Source: guide to St Michael's Church, Ilsington.

Listing NGR: SX7850576145


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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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Date: 21 Jun 2002
Reference: IOE01/07348/03
Rights: Copyright IoE Mr Peter J. White. Source Historic England Archive
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