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HER Number:MDV39779
Name:April Cottage, Fore Street, Kingsteignton


House dating to the 17th century or earlier with 19th and 20th century alterations. Of colourwashed rendered cob under a slate roof. The building was formerly of one build with the adjacent house and appears to have formerly been a town farm.


Grid Reference:SX 871 730
Map Sheet:SX87SE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishKingsteignton
Ecclesiastical ParishKINGSTEIGNTON

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX87SE/304
  • Old Listed Building Ref (II)

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • HOUSE (Post Medieval to XX - 1540 AD to 2000 AD (Between))

Full description

Ordnance Survey, 2012, MasterMap (Cartographic). SDV348725.

English Heritage, 2012, National Heritage List for England (National Heritage List for England). SDV348729.

April Cottage. House. 17th century or earlier origins, 19th and 20th century modifications. Colourwashed rendered cob on stone rubble footings; slate roof, gabled at left end; left end stack. April Cottage, gable end to Fore Street, is sited facing a narrow court at right angles to the street. The building was formerly 1 build with the adjacent No 37 but the original plan is difficult to decipher. The present plan is single depth, 2 rooms wide, the left hand room probably a 17th century parlour originally with a newel stair adjacent to the stack, later replaced by a straight stair. The smaller right hand room has been partitioned off at the rear to form a small kitchen (formerly a dairy), the present entrance is directly into the right hand room. In the 20th century a projecting first floor bathroom was added at the rear. 2 storeys. Asymmetrical front with only one window at the first floor. 20th century porch on front at right; 2 ground floor 2-light windows, 3 panes per light, 1 first floor 20th century casement. The left gable end, facing Fore Street is extremely irregular. Interior Ground floor left has a 20th century grate, possibly concealing earlier features and an ovolo-mouled axial beam with step stops. A straight19th century stair rises against the rear wall; the rounded rear left corner of the room indicates the position of a former newel stair. No access to apex of the roof at time of survey (1986), the principal rafters visible upstairs are largely concealed but the purlins are of large scantling and the roof structure may pre-date the17th century. The position of the front door has been altered several times: at one stage it was to the left of the present entrance giving direct access into the left hand room, at another period it was on the left gable end and the house was entered on the Fore Street side. The building was formerly known as Town Court, then Fox's Tenement and with No 37 appears to have been a town farm. Date listed: 28th April 1987.

Department of Environment, 28/04/1987, Kingsteignton, 86-87 (List of Blds of Arch or Historic Interest). SDV289967.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV289967List of Blds of Arch or Historic Interest: Department of Environment. 28/04/1987. Kingsteignton. Historic Houses Register. A4 Bound. 86-87.
SDV348725Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2012. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey. Map (Digital).
SDV348729National Heritage List for England: English Heritage. 2012. National Heritage List for England. Website.

Associated Monuments

MDV39778Related to: 37 Fore Street, Kingsteignton (Building)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Jun 14 2012 8:46AM