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HER Number:MDV33690
Name:5 and 6 Cawsand View Cottages, South Zeal


Two cottages in former house. 16th century with later 16th and 17th century improvements. Two cottages set back from the road, occupying a 3-room and through passage plan house. Medieval plank and muntin screen and 17th century tight winder stair.


Grid Reference:SX 652 934
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/196
  • Old Listed Building Ref (II): 95043

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • CROSS PASSAGE HOUSE (XV to XVIII - 1500 AD to 1799 AD (Between))

Full description

South West Heritage Trust, 1838-1848, Digitised Tithe Maps and Transcribed Apportionments (Cartographic). SDV359954.

Depicted on the Tithe Map as two properties; 2762 and 2763. Both recorded as 'House and garden', both owned by George Fursdon Esquire, 2762 (western building) occupied by John Counter, 2763 (eastern building) occupied by Mary Counter.

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

Unchanged from the Tithe Map depiction.

Department of Environment, 1988, South Tawton, 178 (List of Blds of Arch or Historic Interest). SDV336452.

Cawsand View, two cottages in former house. 16th century with later 16th and 17th century improvements. Plastered cob on stone rubble footings; stone rubble stacks topped with 20th century brick; asbestos slate to front, corrugated iron to rear, formerly thatch.
Two cottages facing north-east set back a little from the road. They occupy a 3-room and through passage plan house. Irregular 4 window front of 19th and 20th century casements with glazing bars. Each cottage had a late 19th century doorway inserted into the front. Both contain 20th century doors, the right one behind a 20th century porch. Roof runs parallel with the street between the adjoining properties. Only the passage and left cottage available for inspection. The lower (service end side) screen is probably the earliest and may have been an original low partition. Both sides of the passage are lined with this oak plank and muntin screen. Probably mid 17th century tight winder stair. The roof over the hall is carried on some form of cruck; its shape shows but it is papered over. Other trusses are boxed into the partitions. The roofspace is inaccessible but smoke-blackened roof timbers are suspected. See List for full details.

Ordnance Survey, 2018, MasterMap 2018 (Cartographic). SDV360652.

5 and 6 marked on the modern mapping. Not labelled but thought to be called Cawsand View.

Historic England, 2018, National Heritage List for England (National Heritage List for England). SDV360653.

See designation record for full details.

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. 178.
SDV359954Cartographic: South West Heritage Trust. 1838-1848. Digitised Tithe Maps and Transcribed Apportionments. Tithe Map and Apportionment. Digital.
SDV360652Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2018. MasterMap 2018. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital. [Mapped feature: #88065 ]
SDV360653National Heritage List for England: Historic England. 2018. National Heritage List for England. Historic Houses Register. Digital.

Associated Monuments

MDV33688Related to: 1-4 Brights/Whites Cottages, South Zeal (Building)
MDV33061Related to: Beacon Lodge (the former Cawsand Beacon Inn), South Zeal (Building)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Sep 24 2018 12:08PM