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HER Number:MDV60349
Name:Forsythia Cottage, Velator, Braunton

Summary

God example of a small traditional two room plan cottage. Probably 18th century in date.

Location

Grid Reference:SS 487 357
Map Sheet:SS43NE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishBraunton
DistrictNorth Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishBRAUNTON

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SS43NE/273
  • Old Listed Building Ref (II): 471479

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • COTTAGE NON SPECIFIC (Built, XVIII - 1701 AD to 1800 AD (Between))

Full description

Child, P., 07/10/1998, Cottage at Velator, Wrafton (Correspondence). SDV347747.

A very good example of the smallest type of surviving tradtional house in Devon. It is particularly good in that it retains its thatched roof and has, if not original, sympathetic traditional timber casement windows. It is likely to be 18th century. Other details: Photographs.


Department for Culture, Media and Sport, 1999, Braunton (List of Blds of Arch or Historic Interest). SDV340998.

Forsythia Cottage, number 82. Cottage circa 1800, extended in later 19th century and in 20th century. Plastered cob, thatched roof with half-hipped and gabled ends, clay pantile roof to the outshuts. Integral stone gable end stack with later red brick shaft. Two room plan, the larger room with gable end fireplace, the smaller room unheated. The former staircase between the 2 rooms has been removed and a straight staircase installed at the rear left hand corner. Other details: DCMS 519/7/10004.


Wessex Archaeology, 2007, RMB Chivenor Flood Defence Scheme Barnstaple, Devon: Archaeological Desk-based Assessment (Report - Assessment). SDV342125.

WA 114


Collings, A. G. + Manning, P. T. + Valentin, J., 2007, The North Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Phase 1. Archaeological Survey. Summary Report, No. 792 (Report - Assessment). SDV339712.


Ordnance Survey, 2016, MasterMap (Cartographic). SDV359352.


Historic England, 2016, National Heritage List for England (National Heritage List for England). SDV359353.

Forsythia Cottage. Cottage. Circa 1800; extended later C19 and C20. Plastered cob. Thatched roof with half-hipped and gabled ends; clay pantile roof to the outshuts. Integral stone gable-end stack with later red brick shaft. PLAN: 2-room plan, the larger right-hand [EJ room with gable-end fireplace, the smaller left-hand room unheated. The former staircase between the two rooms has been removed and a straight staircase installed at the rear left-hand [NW] corner. Later in the C19 an outshut was built at the right [E] end, and in the C20 another outshut was built at the rear. EXTERIOR: 2 storeys. Asymmetrical 2-window south front. Circa late C19/C20 1- and 2-light timber casements with glazing bars; central doorway with C20 rendered porch with lean-to roof Single-storey outshut set back on right [E] end with 2-light casement and clay pantile lean-to roof Outshut across rear [NI also with lean-to clay pantile roof INTERIOR: Stone rubble fireplace with cambered chamfered timber bressumer. Thin unchamfered crossbeams and exposed joists. Plank door to re-sited straight stairs. East chamber has small fireplace with roughly chamfered timber lintel. Central partition between chambers with plank door. 3-bay roof, the two trusses with principals set on the wall-plates, crossed and pegged at apexes, pole rafters and purlins, battens and thatching ties intact.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV339712Report - Assessment: Collings, A. G. + Manning, P. T. + Valentin, J.. 2007. The North Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Phase 1. Archaeological Survey. Summary Report. Exeter Archaeology Report. 06.22 (rev.1). A4 Stapled + Digital. No. 792.
SDV340998List of Blds of Arch or Historic Interest: Department for Culture, Media and Sport. 1999. Braunton. Amendment to List of Buildings of Special Architectural or Historic Interes. A4 Stapled.
SDV342125Report - Assessment: Wessex Archaeology. 2007. RMB Chivenor Flood Defence Scheme Barnstaple, Devon: Archaeological Desk-based Assessment. Wessex Archaeology Report. 67300.01. A4 Stapled + Digital.
SDV347747Correspondence: Child, P.. 07/10/1998. Cottage at Velator, Wrafton. Letter to North Devon District Council. Letter + Digital.
SDV359352Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2016. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital. [Mapped feature: #96575 ]
SDV359353National Heritage List for England: Historic England. 2016. National Heritage List for England. Historic Houses Register. Digital.

Associated Monuments: none recorded

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV4490 - RMB Chivenor Flood Defence Scheme Barnstaple, Devon: Archaeological Desk-based Assessment

Date Last Edited:Jan 15 2016 3:49PM