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HER Number:MDV37877
Name:Windwhistle Cottage, Dowland


Windwhistle Cottage formerly known as Higher Stentiford was built in the early 18th century with later alterations


Grid Reference:SS 584 101
Map Sheet:SS51SE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishDowland
Ecclesiastical ParishDOWLAND

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SS51SE/95
  • Old Listed Building Ref (II): 90891

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • COTTAGE NON SPECIFIC (XVII to XX - 1700 AD to 2000 AD (Between))

Full description

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

'Higher Stentiford' shown on 19th century map as an irregular shaped building in a small triangular enclosure to the west of the right angled bend in the road.

Department of Environment, 1988, Dowland, 59 (List of Blds of Arch or Historic Interest). SDV5753.

Windwhistle Cottage is a small house built in the early 18th century with 19th and 20th century additions of rendered cob and rubble walls. Thatch roof hipped to left end and gabled to right end with a slate roof to the 20th century addition. Projecting rendered rubble stack at right gable end with brick shaft. Brick stack to rear outshut. Plan: two-room plan, right-hand room heated. Probably 19th century outshut built along rear walls. Late 20th century wing added at front of left-hand end. Exterior: two storeys with asymmetrical three-window front of 20th century two-light leaded-pane casements, single light casement to right of centre on ground floor. Large 20th century wing projecting from left-hand end. Doorway in rear outshut. Interior was inaccessible at time of survey.

Ellis, D. A., 1992, Dowland Past and Present, 50 (Pamphlet). SDV344172.

Windwhistle on the 'Upcott' road which was formerly known as 'Nether Cheese Lane'.

English Heritage, 2010, Historic Houses Register (List of Blds of Arch or Historic Interest). SDV154869.

Windwhistle Cottage in Dowland was Listed on 10 March 1988. Other details: LBS Number 90891.

Ordnance Survey, 2010, MasterMap (Cartographic). SDV344030.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV154869List of Blds of Arch or Historic Interest: English Heritage. 2010. Historic Houses Register. Historic Houses Register. Website.
SDV336179Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1880-1899. First Edition Ordnance 25 inch map. First Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital).
SDV344030Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2010. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey. Map (Digital). [Mapped feature: #89674 ]
SDV344172Pamphlet: Ellis, D. A.. 1992. Dowland Past and Present. Paperback Volume. 50.
SDV5753List of Blds of Arch or Historic Interest: Department of Environment. 1988. Dowland. Historic Houses Register. A4 Spiral Bound. 59.

Associated Monuments

MDV76242Related to: Lower Stentiford, Dowland (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Feb 16 2010 10:34AM