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HER Number:MDV98509


House, formerly divided into two cottages, 16th century with 20th century alterations. Said to have three pairs of cruck blades with 'H-type apex' and oak panelling to hall.


Grid Reference:SS 600 262
Map Sheet:SS62NW
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishBishop's Tawton
DistrictNorth Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishBISHOPS TAWTON

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses: none recorded

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • HOUSE (XVI to XX - 1501 AD to 2000 AD (Between))

Full description

Alcock, N. W., 1981, Cruck Construction: An Introduction and Catalogue, 108 (Report - non-specific). SDV342504.

Hulland, C., 1984, Devonshire Farmhouses Part IV: More Medieval Houses in North and Mid Devon, 43-48; figures 12-14 (Article in Serial). SDV351736.

House divided into two cottages, completely renovated in 1981. The survey treats the house in its original single dwelling form. The ground floor plan shows the initial late medieval form of open hall, cross passage, and lower room, with the inner room presumably not a separate entitiy at this time. See article for full details.

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

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

Formerly listed as Kewsland Cottages. House. C16, with C20 alterations. Roughcast colour-washed upper storey, exposed rubble stone to lower storey. Half-hipped thatch roof. Lateral stack to front with battered cap and drip, heightened in brick and projecting bread oven with slate cap. Tall rubble stack to rear with bread oven, brick shaft and weatherings. 3 room through passage plan. 3-window range in small openings of three 2-light casements, 6 panes per light. 2-light and 3-light hall window to left of stack, 4 panes per light. Slated lean-to canopy to through-passage doorway to right, with C20 single storey right-angled projection with lean-to roof at right end. Rear- side (facing road) has gabled thatched dormer to centre above two outshuts with slated lean-to roof. Interior not inspected but recorded in Alcock "Cruck Catalogue" as having 3 pairs of cruck blades with "H-type apex" and said to have oak panelling to hall.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV342504Report - non-specific: Alcock, N. W.. 1981. Cruck Construction: An Introduction and Catalogue. Council for British Archaeology Research Report. 42. Photocopy. 108.
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: #110265 ]
SDV351736Article in Serial: Hulland, C.. 1984. Devonshire Farmhouses Part IV: More Medieval Houses in North and Mid Devon. Transactions of the Devonshire Association. 116. A5 Hardback. 43-48; figures 12-14.

Associated Monuments: none recorded

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Aug 1 2013 2:50PM