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HER Number:MDV77296
Name:Generals Cottage, Broadhembury


Middle of a row of three cottages, of 17th century or earlier date


Grid Reference:ST 100 048
Map Sheet:ST10SW
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishBroadhembury
DistrictEast Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishBROADHEMBURY

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old Listed Building Ref (II): 87040

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • COTTAGE NON SPECIFIC (Built, Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1750 AD (Between))

Full description

Beacham, P., 1980s, Broadhembury and Gittisham Project, 9/26, Neg No. 564/33A (Un-published). SDV348235.

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

Small thatched creamwashed cob cottage in a row at the west end of the north side of the main street. Thatched porch and cross-passage entry with originally unheated room to the left and hall with lateral rear stack to the right, which is now blocked. Stair against the rear wall, adjaent to the stack, ascends to two bedrooms and a small bathroom at the front. One room partially over Victory Cottage. Single storey rear lean-to of brick construction with asbestos cement tile roof containing the kitchen and a larder.
Thatched roof fair, though the tiny porch roof, a village characteristic, needs renewal. Exterior sound, but painted with modern impervious paint. Rear lean-to tends to be damp, and asbestos cement tiles are beginning to fail. Interior generally good otherwise, though a little damp at low level.

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, 2010, MasterMap (Cartographic). SDV344030.

English Heritage, 2014, National Heritage List for England (National Heritage List for England). SDV355683.

Generals Cottage Ivy Cottage. 2 adjoining estate cottages in a row of 3, Victory cottage (q.v.) being the third. Probably C17 or earlier, C19 rear wing to Ivy Cottage, C20 renovations. Creamwashed rendered cob and stone rubble, rear wing to Ivy Cottage stone; thatched roof with a plain ridge, gabled at left end, hipped at right end, half-hipped over rear wing; axial stack to the rear of the ridge. Plan: L plan, a single depth south-facing main range with a rear right wing at right angles to Ivy Cottage. Exterior: 2 storeys. Asymmetrical 3 window front. Generals Cottage (to the left- has a C19 or C20 plank front door with a thatched porch canopy and the eaves thatch eyebrowed over a first floor 2-light C20 window with square leaded panes, 1 2-light ground floor C20 casement with square leaded panes to the right of the front door. Ivy Cottage, to the right, has 2 first floor C20 2-light casements, one timber with glazing bars, one with square leaded panes. The right return of Ivy Cottage has a plank door with a slated porch hood and a C19 or C20 2-light timber casement with glazing bars. Interior: Ivy Cottage only inspected. The front room has an exposed crossbeam and joists, all probably C20 replacements. Roof: Not inspected but might be of interest. Part of an outstanding estate village characterized by cob and thatch.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV344030Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2010. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey. Map (Digital). [Mapped feature: #104264 ]
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. 9/26, Neg No. 564/33A.
SDV355683National Heritage List for England: English Heritage. 2014. National Heritage List for England. Historic Houses Register. Website.

Associated Monuments

MDV77298Related to: Ivy Cottage, Broadhembury (Building)
MDV75855Related to: Victory Cottage, Broadhembury (Building)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

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

Date Last Edited:Apr 4 2014 3:19PM