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HER Number:MDV75861
Name:Rose Cottage, Broadhembury


An estate cottage, probably originally built in the 17th century or earlier with 20th century alterations. Part of a row of six buildings.


Grid Reference:ST 101 047
Map Sheet:ST10SW
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishBroadhembury
DistrictEast Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishBROADHEMBURY

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old Listed Building Ref (II): 87046

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • HOUSE (Built, XVI to XVII - 1540 AD to 1700 AD)

Full description

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

One of a row of adjoining buildings shown on 19th century map on the north side of the road.

Beacham, P., 1980s, Broadhembury and Gittisham Project, 9/8, Neg No. 564/29A (Un-published). SDV348235.

Site visit 1983. [Part of] a row of six cottages known collectively as 'the Village'. Part of the Drewe estate.

Caroe & Partners, 1997, Broadhembury Village. Draft Survey of Condition (Report - Survey). SDV344616.

Thatched creamwashed cob cottage on north side of village street. One room downstairs with first floor divided in 20th century to form a bedroom and a bathroom and modern stair. This is a lean-to kitchen of brick construction with asbestos cement slates. Front windows softwood downstairs, with customary window seat, and modern taller Crittal window to first floor. Rear windows are all 19th century softwood.
The rear has been rethatched, and the front has some life left. There is dampness at low level, particularly in the party wall adjacent to the stairs, and in the west crosswall adjacent to the fireplace. The lean-to is also damp. Some rot visible in the cill of the ground floor front window.

Fisher, J., 1999, East Devon Conservation Area Appraisals: Broadhembury, 5-6 (Report - non-specific). SDV346379.

Broadhembury is possibly one of the most perfectly complete villages in Devon in terms of the use of traditional materials which here consist of creamwashed rendered cob on stone footings with characteristic tar band. Roofs are thatched with a plain ridge and many are either hipped or half-hipped. These delightfully organic profiles are further emphasised by the many swept dormers. Most chimneys are exposed brickwork with oversailing upper courses; some have been rendered. Almost all the cottages in the village are listed and many date from the late 16th or 17th century. Other details: Maps.

Ordnance Survey, 2014, MasterMap (Cartographic). SDV355681.

Historic England, 2023, National Heritage List for England, 1333770 (National Heritage List for England). SDV365228.

Estate cottage, one of a row on the north side of the village. Probably C17 or earlier with C20 alterations. Creamwashed and rendered; thatched roof with plain ridge; left end stack possibly shared with the Post Office house, adjoining at the left. Plan: Not entirely clear as interior not inspected, probably one room on plan in a single depth block with a rear lean-to. Exterior: Asymmetrical 1 window front with a C19 or C20 plank front door to the right with a thatched porch hood. Eaves thatch eyebrowed over the first floor window which is a 3-light C19 or C20 timber casement with glazing bars, similar ground floor window to the left of the front door. Interior: Not inspected but may be of interest. The Post Office House, to the left, is a least C17 in date. In the centre of an outstanding, unspoiled estate village of thatched houses.
Date first listed: 22nd February 1955

Unknown, Unknown, 'The Village', Broadhembury (Ground Photograph). SDV356467.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV336179Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1880-1899. First Edition Ordnance 25 inch map. First Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital).
SDV344616Report - Survey: Caroe & Partners. 1997. Broadhembury Village. Draft Survey of Condition. Caroe & Partners Report. A4 Stapled + Digital.
SDV346379Report - non-specific: Fisher, J.. 1999. East Devon Conservation Area Appraisals: Broadhembury. East Devon District Council Report. A4 Stapled + Digital. 5-6.
SDV348235Un-published: Beacham, P.. 1980s. Broadhembury and Gittisham Project. Devon County Council Conservation Section Collection. Mixed Archive Material + Digital. 9/8, Neg No. 564/29A.
SDV355681Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2014. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital. [Mapped feature: #102932 ]
SDV356467Ground Photograph: Unknown. Unknown. 'The Village', Broadhembury. Photograph (Paper).
SDV365228National Heritage List for England: Historic England. 2023. National Heritage List for England. Digital. 1333770.

Associated Monuments

MDV75859Related to: Potters Cottage, Broadhembury (Building)
MDV75863Related to: The Firs and Englewood, Broadhembury (Building)
MDV75862Related to: The Old Post Office, Broadhembury (Building)
MDV75860Related to: The Post Office and Post Office Cottage, Broadhembury (Building)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV4709 - Condition Survey, Broadhembury Village
  • EDV5626 - Broadhembury and Gittisham Thatch Survey

Date Last Edited:Oct 25 2023 11:22AM