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HER Number:MDV77247
Name:Church Park Cottages


Row of six former coastguard cottages above Waterhead Creek, dated 1866.


Grid Reference:SX 886 513
Map Sheet:SX85SE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishKingswear
DistrictSouth Hams
Ecclesiastical ParishKINGSWEAR

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old Listed Building Ref (II): 100566

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • TERRACE (XIX - 1866 AD to 1866 AD (Throughout))

Full description

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

Row of cottages shown with outhouses to rear.

Humphreys, C. + Waterhouse, R., 2009, The Water Tank to the Rear of Church Park Cottages, Kingswear, Devon, 4-5 (Report - Survey). SDV344608.

A terrace of cottages, formerly coastguard cottages, on a steep valleyside above Waterhead Creek. The water tank lies within the garden at the rear of Number 1, beyond the east end of the row of cottages approximately 15 metres to the south. Other details: Figures 1-3; plate 1.

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

Terrace of six cottages, formerly coastguard cottages. Dated 1866. Stone rubble with white painted brick dressings and dressed stone quoins. End walls slate hung. Steeply pitched slate roof with gabled ends and six gables to front over first floor windows. Two storeys. Symmetrical six window range. Casement windows with glazing bars, first floor two-lights, ground floor three lights. No 3's ground floor glazing bars missing. No 5's ground floor window replaced. Painted brick flat arches and jambs to window openings. Four projecting gabled porches, to paired doorways of centre two houses and single doorways of end houses. Three sided brick arch doorways with chamfered jambs and small panels above with house numbers. Boarded inner doors with ornate iron hinges. Red brick ridge chimney stacks. Quoin on left hand corner inscribed Church Park Cottages 1866. Built as coastguard cottages,and reputedly to combat tobacco smuggling on Waterhead Creek opposite.

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).
SDV344030Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2010. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey. Map (Digital). [Mapped feature: #104219 ]
SDV344608Report - Survey: Humphreys, C. + Waterhouse, R.. 2009. The Water Tank to the Rear of Church Park Cottages, Kingswear, Devon. Southwest Archaeology Report. 090717. A4 Stapled + Digital. 4-5.

Associated Monuments

MDV77248Related to: Former Water Tank at Rear of Church Park Cottages (Monument)
MDV77249Related to: Springhead Cisterns at Rear of Church Park Cottages (Monument)
MDV77251Related to: Water Pipe from Cisterns to Tank at Church Park Cottages (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV4701 - Archaeological Building Survey of The Water Tank to the Rear of Church Park Cottages, Kingswear, Devon

Date Last Edited:May 21 2010 2:29PM