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HER Number:MDV96236
Name:Abbey Cottage, Bull Hill


Cottage next to, and north of, Abbey House. Probably late 17th century in origin, but with later alterations.


Grid Reference:SS 556 340
Map Sheet:SS53SE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishBarnstaple
DistrictNorth Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishPILTON

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses: none recorded

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • COTTAGE NON SPECIFIC (XVII to Modern - 1601 AD to 2013 AD)

Full description

Ordnance Survey, 2013, MasterMap (Cartographic). SDV350786.

English Heritage, 2013, National Heritage List for England (National Heritage List for England). SDV350785.

Abbey Cottage (Formerly Listed as: Bull Hill, Pilton (South side) Cottage next to, and North of, Abbey House (opposite Bull House)).
Cottage next to, and N of, Abbey House. Probably late C17 in origin, but with later alterations. Stone rubble and brick construction, front elevation rendered, right end wall handmade brick; slate roof, gabled at ends; right end and axial stacks with brick shafts. Sited fronting directly onto Bull Hill and at the entrance of Pilton Abbey. Single-depth plan with a single-storey outshut at the right end. Concave front wall suggests that left end may have been built at different date from remainder. 2 storeys. Asymmetrical 4-window range. Recessed C20 front door to left of centre. 3 ground- and 4 first-floor 6 over one-pane sash windows. Door on front into right-hand outshut has 6 flush panels.
Interior: not inspected but may retain features of interest.
Historical Note: Reed suggests that this may have been the site bought by David Green, fuller, of Pilton, from Lord Howard of Effingham in 1611 for »100. (Reed MA: Pilton, its Past and Present: Barnstaple: 1985-: 160).

Sources / Further Reading

SDV350785National Heritage List for England: English Heritage. 2013. National Heritage List for England. Historic Houses Register. Digital.
SDV350786Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2013. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital. [Mapped feature: #110067 ]

Associated Monuments

MDV96240Related to: Walls, Gate Piers and Gate to Pilton Abbey (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:May 9 2013 3:12PM