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HER Number:MDV10117
Name:Pinhoe, Cotmead

Summary

Cotmead is a 15th or 16th century small house of open hall type with a chimney stack and bread oven, which are probably later, adjoining at the west end. One of the original roof trusses with two jointed crucks survives.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 969 943
Map Sheet:SX99SE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishExeter
DistrictExeter
Ecclesiastical ParishPINHOE

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX99SE/36
  • Old Listed Building Ref (II): 417145

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • HOUSE (Early Medieval to Post Medieval - 1066 AD to 1750 AD (Between))

Full description

Unattributed Sites and Monuments Register Entry (Unattributed Sites and Monuments Register Entry). SDV263.

See SX78NE/14/1 (Higher Stiniel, Chagford) for roofing comparison.

Alcock, N. W. + Hulland, C., 1972, Devonshire Farmhouses. Part IV: Some Medieval houses in East and North Devon, 46-49 (Article in Serial). SDV25025.

Cotmead, Langaton Lane, Pinhoe. This is unusual among Devon medieval houses because of its small size. It is of the standard three-room plan. It belonged to St. Nicholas' priory and was built about the end of the 15th century. A remarkable structure against the west wall was built apparently to support the half-hipped roof end. The central post curves in towards the ridges; it carries a short horizontal at the base of the hip which was strengthened by braces - a hip post.

Alcock, N. W. + Laithwaite, M., 1973, Medieval houses in Devon and Their Modernisation, 105 (Article in Serial). SDV25027.

Stud-and-panel screens survive, dividing the hall and inner room and on the lower side of the cross passage. Further details in text. Other details: plan.

Department of Environment, 1974, Exeter City, 149 (List of Blds of Arch or Historic Interest). SDV22994.

Early 16th century small house of open hall type. Cob plaster faced and timber frame. Hipped thatch roof. Chimney stack with bread oven adjoining at west end. Modern extension in front. Lean-to path on south front. The central hall has one wall of stud and panelling with a doorway with shouldered head. One of the original roof trusses with two jointed crucks survives at lower end of hall. On the outer wall is another original post which stands in the middle of wall and curves towards the ridge, upper part not visible, probbly supporting the half hip roof. If so, is a unique feature in Devon. Hall chimney and ceiling are later and probably date from the 17th century.

Alcock, N. W., 1981, Cruck Construction: An Introduction and Catalogue, 111 (Report - non-specific). SDV342504.

Jointed cruck recorded.

Southwest Archaeology, 2004, Pin Court Farm Broadclyst Exeter Devon. Archaeological Desk-top Study, Table 11 (Report - Assessment). SDV322383.

Bryant, A., 2007, East of Exeter Major Scheme Bid M5 Junction 29 and Old A30, Exeter, Devon: Historic Environment Desk-based Assessment, 10 (Report - Assessment). SDV345164.

Other details: Appendix 1, site 23.

Ordnance Survey, 2010, MasterMap (Cartographic). SDV344030.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV22994List of Blds of Arch or Historic Interest: Department of Environment. 1974. Exeter City. Historic Houses Register. Website. 149.
SDV25025Article in Serial: Alcock, N. W. + Hulland, C.. 1972. Devonshire Farmhouses. Part IV: Some Medieval houses in East and North Devon. Transactions of the Devonshire Association. 104. Paperback Volume. 46-49.
SDV25027Article in Serial: Alcock, N. W. + Laithwaite, M.. 1973. Medieval houses in Devon and Their Modernisation. Medieval Archaeology. 17. Digital. 105.
SDV263Unattributed Sites and Monuments Register Entry: Unattributed Sites and Monuments Register Entry.
SDV322383Report - Assessment: Southwest Archaeology. 2004. Pin Court Farm Broadclyst Exeter Devon. Archaeological Desk-top Study. Southwest Archaeology Report. 041124. A4 Stapled + Digital. Table 11.
SDV342504Report - non-specific: Alcock, N. W.. 1981. Cruck Construction: An Introduction and Catalogue. Council for British Archaeology Research Report. 42. Photocopy. 111.
SDV344030Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2010. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey. Map (Digital). [Mapped feature: #61440 ]
SDV345164Report - Assessment: Bryant, A.. 2007. East of Exeter Major Scheme Bid M5 Junction 29 and Old A30, Exeter, Devon: Historic Environment Desk-based Assessment. Wessex Archaeology Report. 63771.01. A4 Stapled + Digital. 10.

Associated Monuments

MDV33210Related to: Stable west of Stinhall Cottage, Chagford (Building)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV4887 - Assessment Two Areas of Highway to the East of Exeter

Date Last Edited:Mar 13 2020 7:48AM