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HER Number:MDV33164
Name:Church Stile Cottage, 4-6 High Street, Chagford

Summary

16th century house, subdivided in the late 17th century into three cottages. Plastered granite with cob and timber framing above first floor level in rear block; granite stack with granite ashlar chimney shaft; thatched roof. Porch to the front and passage to the rear. Window over the chamber is probably late 17th century.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 700 874
Map Sheet:SX78NW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishChagford
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishCHAGFORD

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX78NW/223
  • Old Listed Building Ref (II)

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • COTTAGE NON SPECIFIC (XV to XVI - 1500 AD to 1599 AD (Between))

Full description

Devon County Council, 1838-1848, Tithe Mosaic, approximately 1838-1848 (Cartographic). SDV349431.

Building is depicted on the Tithe Map attached to the Globe Inn to the south-east. Plots 8-9.


Ordnance Survey, 1880-1899, First Edition Ordnance 25 inch map (Cartographic). SDV336179.

Late 19th century historic map shows the cottages.


Department of Environment, 1987, Chagford, 96 (List of Blds of Arch or Historic Interest). SDV350463.

Church Stile Cottage, once part of a larger house. A 16th century core, much altered in late 17th century probably when original house divided into cottages. Plastered granite with cob and timber framing above first floor level in rear block; granite stack with granite ashlar chimney shaft; thatch roof.
One room wide, two room deep plan cottage set back a little and facing onto high street to the north-east. Irregular two window front of casements of various sizes and different dates all containing rectangular panes of leaded glass.
The oldest is the chamber window over the passage which is probably late 17th century and contains tiny panes of ancient glass. The oldest feature is the large 16th century granite ashlar fireplace with a hollow-chamfered surround. See List for full details.


Rice, I., 2002, The Book of Chagford. A Town Apart, 24 (Monograph). SDV356605.

Image from the late 19th - early 20th century showing Church Stile Cottage with extended porch to the front (there was once a stile in the churchyard wall).


Ordnance Survey, 2016, MasterMap (Cartographic). SDV359352.

Depicted on the modern mapping.


Historic England, 2016, National Heritage List for England (National Heritage List for England). SDV359353.

CHAGFORD HIGH STREET, (south side), SX 7087 Chagford 6/117 Church Stile Cottage 20.2.52 - GV II
Cottage, once part of a larger house. C16 core, much altered in late C17 probably when original house divided into cottages. Plastered granite with cob and timber framing above first floor level in rear block; granite stack with granite ashlar chimney shaft; thatch roof.
Plan and development: 1-room wide, 2-room deep plan cottage set back a little and facing onto High Street to the north-east. The larger front room parlour has an axial stack on the right (north-west) side backing onto a wide passage leading to a row of cottages behind. The chamber over the passage belongs to this cottage. The present stairs are early C20 but there is a disused newel stair turret which originally projected to rear of the main room behind the stack. Small rear service room is secondary and unheated. It seems most likely that the main front room was originally the hall of a C16 3-room-and-through-passage plan house built along the street.
In the late C17 the house was subdivided into 3 cottages. The inner room to left was later redeveloped as part of the site of the Globe Inn (q.v.), the passage was thrown open to give access to more cottages built in the rear of the property and the service end room was developed as Whiddons Coffee Shop (q.v.). Cottage is 2 storeys.
Exterior: irregular 2-window front of casements of various sizes and different dates, all containing rectangular panes of leaded glass. The oldest is the chamber window over the passage which is probably late C17 and contains tiny panes of ancient glass. Cottage doorway to right of main room has a plain oak frame and contains an old (possibly late C17) studded plank door hung on strap hinges with fleur-de-lys finials. It lies behind a stone rubble porch with gabled slate-roofed porch which has stone benches each side. This too could be as old as the late C17. The roof runs across the front abutting the adjoining properties. The roof of the rear block is at right angles and runs continuously with that of the cottage behind.
Interior: the oldest feature is the large C16 granite ashlar fireplace with a hollow-chamfered surround. It includes a side oven. The back of the fireplace is exposed in the passage; granite ashlar with a chamfered plinth and cornice and also, near the front, a large moulded corbel of unknown function. The carpentry detail is all late C17. The main room has a soffit-chamfered crossbeam. The 3-bay roof above is inaccessible but the scantling of the feet of the A-frame trusses suggest that the roof too is late C17.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV336179Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1880-1899. First Edition Ordnance 25 inch map. First Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital).
SDV349431Cartographic: Devon County Council. 1838-1848. Tithe Mosaic, approximately 1838-1848. Digitised Tithe Map. Digital.
SDV350463List of Blds of Arch or Historic Interest: Department of Environment. 1987. Chagford. Historic Houses Register. A4 Bound. 96.
SDV356605Monograph: Rice, I.. 2002. The Book of Chagford. A Town Apart. The Book of Chagford. Hardback Volume. 24.
SDV359352Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2016. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital. [Mapped feature: #87699 ]
SDV359353National Heritage List for England: Historic England. 2016. National Heritage List for England. Historic Houses Register. Digital.

Associated Monuments

MDV33165Related to: 5 High Street, Chagford (Building)
MDV33163Related to: The Globe Inn, High Street, Chagford (Building)
MDV33166Related to: Whiddons, Chagford (Building)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded


Date Last Edited:Jan 29 2016 10:41AM