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HER Number:MDV38615
Name:Ley Green Cottage


Ley Green Cottage was part of the original 16C or 17C farmhouse at Leygreen


Grid Reference:SX 846 748
Map Sheet:SX87SW
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishTeigngrace
Ecclesiastical ParishTEIGNGRACE

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX87SW/185
  • Old Listed Building Ref (II)

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • COTTAGE NON SPECIFIC (XVI to XXI - 1501 AD to 2009 AD (Between))

Full description

Department of Environment, 03/07/1986, Teigngrace, 148 (List of Blds of Arch or Historic Interest). SDV299514.

No 1 Ley Green Cottage. Cottage, part of original farmhouse. Circa late 16C to 17C. Plastered cob. Slate roof with gabled ends and oversailing eaves. Comprises the hall and lower end of a 3-room-and-through-passage house with Lavender Cottage (not included) adjoining right, being the extended higher end. Later rear outshuts. Stacks at gable ends, left hand stack has set off and later brick shaft.2 storeys.3-window range. Small late 19C or early 20C 2-light casements with glazing bars. Small 19/20C gabled half dormer at eaves to right of centre. Central through passage doorway with 17C chamfered wooden doorframe with carpenter's metres and straight cut stops to jambs. Old plank doors to front and back of through passage. Later outshuts at rear. Interior: through passage with partition boarded over. Ceiling beam to right hand (west) room (former hall) with chamfer and convex stops, chamfer continues at opposite end into wider section. Half beam in east end wall of left hand (east) room (kitchen) with chamfer. Blocked fireplaces at both ends. 3 roof trusses survive with lip jointed side pegged collars threaded purlins and diagonal ridge. Some rafters survive.

Gent, T. H., 1996, Rivers Teign and Bovey: Proposed Diversion, 9 (Report - non-specific). SDV283446.

DCC Digital Mapping, 2000, Untitled Source (Cartographic). SDV319776.

Shown as 'Swallow Cottage' on modern maps.

Reed, S. J. + Turton, S. D., 2001, Archaeological Assessment of Bovey Basin Mineral Site. Part 1 Overview, 18, 21 (Report - Assessment). SDV336226.

Other details: Figure 5, site 51; figure 6, site 1.

Exeter Archaeology, 2002, Archaeological Assessment of Tottiford to Newton Abbot Trunk Main, 12 (Report - Assessment). SDV281233.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV281233Report - Assessment: Exeter Archaeology. 2002. Archaeological Assessment of Tottiford to Newton Abbot Trunk Main. Exeter Archaeology Report. 02.78. A4 Stapled + Digital. 12.
SDV283446Report - non-specific: Gent, T. H.. 1996. Rivers Teign and Bovey: Proposed Diversion. Exeter Archaeology Report. 96.24. A4 Stapled + Digital. 9.
SDV299514List of Blds of Arch or Historic Interest: Department of Environment. 03/07/1986. Teigngrace. Historic Houses Register. Unknown. 148.
SDV319776Cartographic: DCC Digital Mapping. 2000.
SDV336226Report - Assessment: Reed, S. J. + Turton, S. D.. 2001. Archaeological Assessment of Bovey Basin Mineral Site. Part 1 Overview. Exeter Archaeology Report. 01.80. A4 Stapled + Digital. 18, 21.

Associated Monuments

MDV9153Related to: Leygreen Farm (Building)
MDV35353Related to: OUTBUILDING in the Parish of Teigngrace (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV269 - Archaeological Assessment of Tottiford to Newton Abbot Trunk Main
  • EDV4912 - Archaeological Assessment of Bovey Basin Mineral Site

Date Last Edited:Oct 13 2010 12:39PM