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HER Number:MDV33496
Name:Ardonay Cottage and barn, Drewsteignton

Summary

Early 16th century 3-room-and-through-passage plan farmhouse with major later 16th and 17th century improvements; part rebuilt as a barn in the late 18th or early 19th century. The original house was a late medieval hall house probably open from end to end and heated by an open hearth fire (the evidence is hidden in the inaccessible roofspace). Ardonay Cottage is one of the oldest houses in Drewsteignton Village.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 734 908
Map Sheet:SX79SW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishDrewsteignton
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishDREWSTEIGNTON

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX79SW/89
  • Old Listed Building Ref (II): 94910

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • CROSS PASSAGE HOUSE (XV to XVII - 1500 AD to 1699 AD (Between))
  • BARN (Constructed, XVIII to XIX - 1750 AD to 1850 AD (Between))

Full description

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

Depicted on the late 19th century historic map.


Department of Environment, 1988, Drewsteignton, 84 (List of Blds of Arch or Historic Interest). SDV336831.

Ardonay Cottage and barn adjoining west. Former farmhouse, early 16th century with major later c16 and c17 improvements, part rebuilt as a barn in the late c18 or early 19th century.
Plastered cob on stone rubble footings; parts rebuilt wholly in stone rubble; stone rubble stacks topped with c19 brick; thatch roof, replaced with corrugated iron over the barn section.
A 3 room and through passage plan house facing south. The hall fireplace was inserted in the mid or late 16th century and the house progressively floored over from the mid 16th century to mid 17th century. The service room was at one time used as an undertakers workshop. Secondary outshots to rear. Two storeys and barn is open to the roof.
Irregular 3 window front of 19th century and 20th century casements with glazing bars. Wide passage front doorway. Interior has early 16th century oak shoulder-headed doorframe from passage to hall and headbeam of another survives in situ in passage rear doorway. Large granite ashlar fireplace to hall with side oven inserted or relined in the 19th century.
The roofspace is inaccessible but smoke-blackened timber and thatch is suspected. Roof structural features. See doe list for full details.


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


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

SX 79 SW DREWSTEIGNTON HILLMORHAY, Drewsteignton - 5/116 Ardonay Cottage and barn adjoining west - GV II
House, former farmhouse, and adjoining barn. Early C16 with major later C16 and C17 improvements; part rebuilt as a barn in the late C18 or early C19. Plastered cob on stone rubble footings, parts rebuilt wholly in stone rubble; stone rubble stacks topped with C19 brick; thatch roof, replaced with corrugated iron over the barn section.
Plan and development: 3-room-and-through-passage plan house facing south. The inner room at the right (eastern) end has a gable end stack backing onto the adjoining property, Charisma Cottage (q.v). The hall has an axial stack backing onto the passage. Solid stone rubble full height wall on the lower side of the passage and the service end is now occupied by the barn. The original house was a late medieval hall house probably open from end to end and heated by an open hearth fire (the evidence is hidden in the inaccessible roofspace). The hall fireplace was inserted in the mid or late C16 and the house progressively floored over from the mid C16 to mid C17. The service end room was converted to a barn in the late C18 - early C19. It was used as an undertakers workshop within living memory. The inner room fireplace may have been inserted as late as this. Secondary outshots across the rear. House is 2 storeys and barn is open to the roof.
Exterior: the house has an irregular 3-window front of C19 and C20 casements with glazing bars. The wide passage front doorway at the left end of the house section contains a C19 plank door in a plain solid frame. The barn section to left contains 2 C19 plank doors, the larger double doors at the left end. The roof butts the adjoining property to right and runs continously with that of the adjoining property to left.
Interior: early C16 oak shoulder-headed doorframe from passage to hall and headbeam of another survives in situ in passage rear doorway. Hall has a large granite ashlar fireplace with a soffit-chamfered and step-stopped oak lintel. Its side oven was inserted or relined in the C19 The crossbeam and the muntins of the upper end oak plank-and-muntin screen are chamfered with step stops, upper end bench below. No carpentry detail shows in the inner room and the fireplace here has a C19 grate. The lower part of a true cruck truss shows on the lower side of the passage and another is boxed in the framed crosswall between hall and inner room chambers. The roofspace is inaccessible but smoke-blackened timber and thatch is suspected. The barn has a late C18 - early C19 roof of A-frame trusses with pegged and spiked lap- jointed collars. Ardonay Cottage is one of the oldest houses in Drewsteignton Village. Furthermore it forms part of a group of attractive listed buildings in the village.
Listing NGR: SX7349590841

Sources / Further Reading

SDV336179Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1880-1899. First Edition Ordnance 25 inch map. First Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital).
SDV336831List of Blds of Arch or Historic Interest: Department of Environment. 1988. Drewsteignton. Historic Houses Register. Unknown. 84.
SDV359352Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2016. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital. [Mapped feature: #87959 ]
SDV359353National Heritage List for England: Historic England. 2016. National Heritage List for England. Historic Houses Register. Digital.

Associated Monuments

MDV108718Related to: Hunts Tor, Drewsteignton (Building)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded


Date Last Edited:Jun 10 2016 4:16PM