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HER Number:MDV33655
Name:Woodball Cottages


Row of three cottages facing south, each with an identical L-shaped plan, with a front entrance on the left side. Circa 1900-1905, probably by Dan Gibson, architect of Wood House.


Grid Reference:SX 652 960
Map Sheet:SX69NE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishSouth Tawton
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishSOUTH TAWTON

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX69NE/45
  • Old Listed Building Ref (II): 94972

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • TERRACE (XIX to XX - 1900 AD to 1905 AD (Between))

Full description

Department of Environment, 1988, South Tawton, 130 (List of Blds of Arch or Historic Interest). SDV336452.

Ordnance Survey, 2013, MasterMap (Cartographic). SDV350786.

English Heritage, 2013, Minor Amendment to Listed Building Entry 1106022 (Correspondence). SDV351916.

As part of the Minor Amendment procedure we have amended the address of Listed Building Entry 1106022 to 1-3 Woodball Cottages (from Wood Cottages).

English Heritage, 2013, National Heritage List for England (National Heritage List for England). SDV350785.

Formerly listed as Wood Cottages. Row of 3 cottages. Circa 1900-1905, probably by Dan Gibson, architect of Wood House (q.v.). Plastered walls, probably stone rubble, maybe brick; stone rubble or brick stacks with plastered chimneyshafts; slate roof. Plan: row of 3 cottages facing south, each with an identical plan, L-shaped in plan. Each has a front entrance on the left side and has 2 rooms, one behind the other, those sharing a right-end stack (thus the right end cottage has a projecting gable- end stack). In each case the rear room occupies a rear block projecting at right angles. All 3 are 2 storeys. Exterior: each cottage has the same regular 2-window front, but only the right one has its original casements with glazing bars. Each has a doorway on the right end under a round-headed arch (again only the right one has its original plank door). Alongside a 4-light casement and of the 2 first floor windows the right one is a gabled dormer. The doors and windows have plain slate dripcourses over. The main block roof is gable-ended to right and hipped to left. Interiors not inspected. These cottages are built in the same style as nearby Wood House (q.v.) and were presumably built for estate labourers as part of the 1900-1905 rebuilding of the big house along with Thomas Mawson's landscaping of the grounds.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV336452List of Blds of Arch or Historic Interest: Department of Environment. 1988. South Tawton. Historic Houses Register. A4 Comb Bound. 130.
SDV350785National Heritage List for England: English Heritage. 2013. National Heritage List for England. Historic Houses Register. Digital.
SDV350786Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2013. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital. [Mapped feature: #88040 ]
SDV351916Correspondence: English Heritage. 2013. Minor Amendment to Listed Building Entry 1106022. Amendment to List of Buildings of Special Architectural or Historic Interes. Digital.

Associated Monuments: none recorded

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Aug 15 2013 11:20AM