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HER Number:MDV36825
Name:The Old Cottage, South Street, Braunton


House, possibly originally farmhouse, late medieval open hall with floor inserted, probably 16th century.


Grid Reference:SS 487 361
Map Sheet:SS43NE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishBraunton
DistrictNorth Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishBRAUNTON

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SS43NE/201
  • Old Listed Building Ref (II): 98355

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • FARMHOUSE (Early Medieval to XVII - 1066 AD to 1700 AD (Between))

Full description

Department of Environment, 1985, Braunton, 57 (List of Blds of Arch or Historic Interest). SDV73918.

House, possibly originally farmhouse, late medieval open hall with floor inserted, probably 16th century. Whitewashed cob with 2 rubble outshuts to rear. Thatched roof with gable ends, slate lean-to roofs to outshuts. Brick stacks at left and right gable ends and large lateral hall stack at front with slated offsets, upper parts in brick.Three cell through-passage plan but lower end appears to have been rebuilt late 17th or early 18th century with large stopped and chamfered beam and unusual 'beehive'-shaped hearth, with rounded brick and rubble back. Ridge purlin extends slightly over lower end but has been sawn off at rebuilding. Two storey, 4 window range. Lower end has 2-light wooden casement (6 panes each light). Hall window under slate roof has been brought forward flush with edge of lateral stack and large 20th century 3-light window inserted. Timber sash, 3 panes over 3 panes, above. Early timber 2-light casement to right of stack, with 3 panes to left and 6 panes with large pane to right, over slate-roofed projecting porch with wooden side benches. Twentieth century door with 3-paned overlight. Upper end has sash, 3 panes over 3 panes, over 2-light casement (6 panes each light). Scantling timber panels with rubble and brick infill to through-passage. Rear through-passage plank door is half-glazed with small panes. Scarfed beam at upper end roughly chamfered and stopped. Jointed cruck at upper end, no smoke-blackening. Two intermediate trusses, heavily patched, probably 17th century, but smoke-blackened sawn-off rafters and some battening survives over hall. Lower end truss is probably contemporary with the rebuilding. Other details: 12/108.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV73918List of Blds of Arch or Historic Interest: Department of Environment. 1985. Braunton. Historic Houses Register. A4 Spiral Bound. 57.

Associated Monuments

MDV16296Part of: Braunton (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Dec 2 2008 12:27PM