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HER Number:MDV37993
Name:Duckpool Cottage, Buckland Filleigh


Cottage of possibly 16th century origin.


Grid Reference:SS 485 086
Map Sheet:SS40NE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishBuckland Filleigh
Ecclesiastical ParishBUCKLAND FILLEIGH

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SS40NE/40
  • Old Listed Building Ref (II): 90980

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • COTTAGE NON SPECIFIC (Post Medieval to XVIII - 1540 AD to 1800 AD (Between))

Full description

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

Cottage. Possibly 16th century origins remodelled in late 17th century or early 18th century, modernised and extended in late 20th century. Rendered cob and rubble walls. Thatch roof, hipped to left end half-hipped to right. Axial brick stack.
Plan: original plan not entirely clear - only 1 room surives but it may once have been larger. If, as the present owner states, smoke-lackened roof timbers survive, then the house must once have had an open hall with central hearth and such a house of 1-room plan would be a very unusual survival. The other surviving internal features suggest a late C17 or early C18 date and it is possible that a very modest mouse would not have had its open hall ceiled and a stack inserted until this date. Modernised in late 20th century and extended at left-hand end.
Exterior: 2 storeys apart from 1 storey addition at left-hand end. Asymmetrical 2-window front of late 20th century 2 and 3-light casements. Late 20th century plank door towards right-hand end. Single storey former 19th century slate roofed outbuilding attached to right-hand end with plank door.
Interior: fireplace has rough wooden lintel. 2 late 17th century or early 18th century roof trusses are visible consisting of straignt principles with lapped and pegged collars. 2 more substantial plastered over curving trusses survive at each end to which access is not possible but which according to the owner (referring also to the comments of his thatcner) are smoke-blackened. The trusses have high morticed collars but the ridge does not survive.

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.
SDV344030Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2010. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey. Map (Digital). [Mapped feature: #89750 ]

Associated Monuments: none recorded

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Jul 29 2010 8:41AM