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HER Number:MDV72161
Name:Tolcis Cottage and Rose Cottage, Axminster


A 16th century stone pebble house with a steeply pitched corrugated iron roof.


Grid Reference:ST 277 008
Map Sheet:ST20SE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishAxminster
DistrictEast Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishAXMINSTER

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old Listed Building Ref (II): 87653

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • COTTAGE NON SPECIFIC (XVI to Post Medieval - 1501 AD to 1750 AD (Between))

Full description

Clements, H. A., Report on Buildings at Risk in the Devon Part of the Blackdown Hills, 18, 37, 94 (Report - non-specific). SDV344049.

Risk level 3, unoccupied, poor condition (B.A.R 2.1.3). Other details: Photos.

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

Two adjoining buildings shown on 1880s-1890s 25 inch Ordnance Survey map. The western building is shown in the northeast corner of a square enclosure and the eastern building is shown on the north side of a rectangular enclosure on the west side of the road.

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

Also shown on 1904-1906 25 inch Ordnance Survey map.

Morgan, D., 1995, Tolcis And Rose Cottages, Tolcis, Axminster (Correspondence). SDV351863.

The building is an above average example of a late medieval Devon farmhouse. It has a number of interesting and distinguishing features, including plank and muntin screens, arched door-heads, balustered stair rails and some interesting jointed cruckery in the roof, and is in need of sympathetic repair and rehabilitation.

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

Tolcis Cottage and Rose Cottage. Circa 16th century stone pebble house. Steeply pitched corrugated iron roof with gabled ends. Two storeys. Four window range. Two storey gabled porch to right of centre, inner doorcase with moulded four-centred arch and cambered arch doorway at back of cross passage. Oven in angle to side of porch. Gabled rear wing to north-west.
Interior: jointed cruck trusses. Cross passage with plank and muntin screen and four-centred arch doorway to side of inserted stack. Open fireplace with chamfered stone jambs and chamfered lintel. Chamgered ceiling beams with half-pyramid stops. Newel stairs with heavy wooden balustrade at top.

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.
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).
SDV344030Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2010. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey. Map (Digital). [Mapped feature: #99823 ]
SDV344049Report - non-specific: Clements, H. A.. Report on Buildings at Risk in the Devon Part of the Blackdown Hills. Devon County Council Report. A4 Comb Bound + Digital. 18, 37, 94.
SDV351863Correspondence: Morgan, D.. 1995. Tolcis And Rose Cottages, Tolcis, Axminster. Letters. A4 Stapled + Digital.

Associated Monuments

MDV1944Related to: Tolcis (Monument)
MDV72158Related to: Tolcis Farmhouse, Tolcis Farm (Building)
MDV72159Related to: Tolcis House, Axminster (Building)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV4580 - Buildings at Risk Survey

Date Last Edited:Aug 12 2013 3:04PM