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HER Number:MDV40474
Name:Burnt Cottage, west of Higher Ashton


Burnt Cottage to the west of Higher Ashton


Grid Reference:SX 851 845
Map Sheet:SX88SE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishAshton
Ecclesiastical ParishASHTON

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX88SW/117
  • Old Listed Building Ref (II): 85522

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • COTTAGE NON SPECIFIC (XVIII to XX - 1800 AD to 1999 AD (Between))

Full description

Horsman, R., 06/05/1999, Burnt Cottage (Worksheet). SDV343949.

Probably built by the Exmouth family, who owned Ashton estate from 1830-1867. Recorded in the 1851 census.

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

'Burnt House' shown on 19th century map on the north side of the road with a detached rectangular building to the north and a 'Well' to the west.

Ordnance Survey, 1904 - 1906, Second Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map (Cartographic). SDV325644.

Department of Environment, 1988, Ashton, 1 (List of Blds of Arch or Historic Interest). SDV284341.

English Heritage, 2009, Historic Houses Register (List of Blds of Arch or Historic Interest). SDV343599.

Burnt Cottage was Listed on the 9th March 1988. It was formerly in use as farm labourer's cottage to Place Barton. Early 19th century with late 20th century rear addition. Colourwashed rendered cob; thatched roof, half-hipped at left end, gabled at right end; end stacks, left end stack projecting. Plan: Single depth plan with two principal rooms, one on either side of an entrance with a straight stair rising immediately in front of the door; cross passage to left of stair. A rear single storey outshut with a corrugated iron roof has been added in the late 20th century. Exterior: two storeys. Asymmetrical three window front with regular fenestration and a gabled thatched porch with timber lattice sides to right of centre. Two-light late 19th century or 20th century timber casements with glazing bars except a small rectangular window lighting the passage to the left of the porch.Interior: 19th century joinery throughout. The left end fireplace is open with a plain timber lintel; early 20th century chimneypiece to right hand room. An attractive roadside cottage on the road between Lower and Higher Ashton. Other details: LBS Number 85522.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV284341List of Blds of Arch or Historic Interest: Department of Environment. 1988. Ashton. Historic Houses Register. A4 Spiral Bound. 1.
SDV325644Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1904 - 1906. Second Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Second Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital).
SDV336179Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1880-1899. First Edition Ordnance 25 inch map. First Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital).
SDV343599List of Blds of Arch or Historic Interest: English Heritage. 2009. Historic Houses Register. Historic Houses Register. Website.
SDV343949Worksheet: Horsman, R.. 06/05/1999. Burnt Cottage. Devon County Sites and Monuments Register. Worksheet + Digital.

Associated Monuments: none recorded

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:May 29 2019 4:10PM