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HER Number:MDV33180
Name:53 and 55 New Street, Chagford

Summary

Pair of cottages. Probably late 18th - early 19th century with 20th century rear extensions. Plastered granite stone rubble; granite stacks with granite ashlar chimney shafts; slate roof with pierced crested ridge tiles (probably thatch originally). It is unusual for a pair of such small cottages to survive so complete.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 701 872
Map Sheet:SX78NW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishChagford
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishCHAGFORD

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX78NW/210
  • Old Listed Building Ref (II)

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • COTTAGE NON SPECIFIC (XVIII to XIX - 1775 AD to 1835 AD (Between))

Full description

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

Depicted on the Tithe Map. 33 on the apportionment.


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

Late 19th century historic map shows some additional structures at the rear of the properties.


Department of Environment, 1987, Chagford, 122 (List of Blds of Arch or Historic Interest). SDV350463.

Nos 53 and 55 New Street, pair of cottages. Probably late 18th - early 19th century with 20th century rear extensions. Plastered granite stone rubble; granite stacks with granite ashlar chimney shafts; slate roof with pierced crested ridge tiles (probably thatch originally).
Plan: pair of contemporary 1-room plan cottages with a passageway between, and facing east onto the street. No 53 is that to the right (north) and it has an axial stack backing onto the passage. No 55, on the left, has a stack in the end wall. Both originally had winder stairs rising alongside the stacks, and their doors led off the passage. Both have 20th century extensions to rear. No 55 has the extra chamber over the passage. Two storeys.
Exterior: overall symmetrical 3-window front of 20th century casements with glazing bars. Central passageway has a solid timber frame containing a 20th century plank door and there is a similar frame at the rear end. Roof butts those of the adjoining properties each side.
For roof structural features see List.


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


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

SX 7087 CHAGFORD NEW STREET, Chagford - 6/156 Nos 53 and 55 -GV II
Pair of cottages. Probably late C18 - early C19 with C20 rear extensions. Plastered granite stone rubble; granite stacks with granite ashlar chimney shafts; slate roof with pierced crested ridge tiles (probably thatch originally).
Plan: pair of contemporary 1-room plan cottages with a passageway between, and facing east onto the street. No 53 is that to the right (north) and it has an axial stack backing onto the passage. No 55, on the left, has a stack in the end wall. Both originally had winder stairs rising alongside the stacks, and their doors led off the passage. Both have C20 extensions to rear. No 55 has the extra chamber over the passage. 2 storeys.
Exterior: overall symmetrical 3-window front of C20 casements with glazing bars. Central passageway has a solid timber frame containing a C20 plank door and there is a similar frame at the rear end. Roof butts those of the adjoining properties each side.
Interior: each ground floor room has a plain soffit-chamfered axial beam and both fireplaces are blocked by C20 grates. Roof is inaccessible although the feet of the principals show. Their scantling is large enough to suggest that the A-frame trusses are original.
It is unusual for a pair of such small cottages to survive so complete. Furthermore they form part of a group of listed buildings along the west side of New Street.

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. 122.
SDV359352Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2016. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital. [Mapped feature: #87714 ]
SDV359353National Heritage List for England: Historic England. 2016. National Heritage List for England. Historic Houses Register. Digital.

Associated Monuments

MDV33168Related to: 49 New Street, Chagford (Building)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded


Date Last Edited:Feb 1 2016 11:24AM