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HER Number:MDV33523
Name:Spring Cottage, Lower East Week

Summary

Spring Cottage in Lower East Week was buit in the early 19th century against an earlier wall to the north-east

Location

Grid Reference:SX 663 919
Map Sheet:SX69SE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishSouth Tawton
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishSOUTH TAWTON

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX69SE/184
  • Old Listed Building Ref (II): 94992

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • COTTAGE NON SPECIFIC (XV to XIX - 1500 AD to 1900 AD (Between))

Full description

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

Building shown on 19th century map as the most southerly of a row of buildings with a 'Spring' on the north side of the road to the south.


Department of Environment, 1988, South Tawton, 145 (List of Blds of Arch or Historic Interest). SDV336452.

Spring Cottage. Probably late 18th - early 19th century, reusing a 16th or 17th century wall. Granite stone rubble with large roughly-dressed quoins; granite stack with granite ashlar chimneyshaft; slate roof, formerly thatch. Plan: small 1-room plan cottage built down the hillslope facing south-east. Gable-end stack on downhill left end. In fact the right gable-end wall is the end wall of a former shippon belonging to an adjoining longhouse, now converted to Pumpy Cottage. Two storeys with 20th century service outshots to rear. Exterior: one window front of 20th century casements with glazing bars. Wide doorway to right contains a 20th century plank door in an earlier solid frame behind a stone rubble porch. Roof is gable-ended. Interior not inspected.


Thorp, J. R. L., 1998, The Demolished Lower End at Pumpy Cottage, East Week, 1 (Report - Survey). SDV348352.

Spring Cottage was built up against an earlier wall at its north-east end which belonged to the store and garage between it and Pumpy Cottage.


Ordnance Survey, 2011, MasterMap (Cartographic). SDV346129.


English Heritage, 2011, National Heritage List for England (National Heritage List for England). SDV347072.

Spring Cottage in East Week was Listed on 4th March 1988. It was probably built in the late 18th or early 19th century, reusing a 16th or 17th century wall. Built of granite stone rubble with large roughly-dressed quoins with a granite stack with granite ashlar chimneyshaft under a slate roof which was formerly thatch. Plan: small one-room plan cottage built down the hillslope facing south-east. Gable- end stack on downhill left end. In fact the right gable-end wall is the end wall of a former shippon belonging to an adjoining longhouse, now converted to Pumpy Cottage. Wide doorway to right contains a 20th century plank door in an earlier solid frame behind a stone rubble porch. Roof is gable-ended. East Week is a straggling hamlet which contains several other attractive listed buildings. Other details: LBS Number 94992.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV336179Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1880-1899. First Edition Ordnance 25 inch map. First Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital).
SDV336452List of Blds of Arch or Historic Interest: Department of Environment. 1988. South Tawton. Historic Houses Register. A4 Comb Bound. 145.
SDV346129Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2011. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey. Map (Digital). [Mapped feature: #87981 ]
SDV347072National Heritage List for England: English Heritage. 2011. National Heritage List for England. Website.
SDV348352Report - Survey: Thorp, J. R. L.. 1998. The Demolished Lower End at Pumpy Cottage, East Week. Keystone Historic Buildings Consultants Report. K544. A4 Spiral Bound. 1.

Associated Monuments

MDV33524Related to: Pumpy Cottage, Lower East Week (Building)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV5676 - Building Survey of the Demolished Lower End at Pumpy Cottage

Date Last Edited:Nov 11 2011 11:34AM