MDE21287 - Dunbarcott, Jasmine Cottage and The Nook, Parracombe (Building)


A row of three cottages. They are though to date to the early to mid 19th Century, although Dunbarcott may have earlier fabric within.

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Row of 3 adjoining cottages. Early to mid 19th Century but possibly earlier fabric to Dunbarcott. Unrendered stone rubble. Brick dressings to Jasmine Cottage and The Nook. Slate roofs, hipped at left end and to wing at right end. Lateral rear stack to Dunbarcott, heightened in brick, rendered stacks to each end of Jasmine Cottage, and stack set off the ridge to rear of The Nook. 3 adjoining cottages, ranging from left to right up a gentle slope. Dunbarcott at left end has virtually symmetrical 2 room and central passage plan, the right-hand room heated by rear lateral stack. Jasmine Cottage has symmetrical 2-room and central passage plan. The Nook at right end has L-shaped plan with single room wide 2 rooms deep plan to left of entrance hall and projecting wing to right. 2 storeys. Dunbarcott has 2-window range, all 4-paned horned sashes. Slate gabled roof to timber porch with latticed sides. 4 panelled door, upper 2 panels glazed. Jasmine Cottage has symmetrical 2-window and central blind window range. 20th Century fenestration, 2 light casements with overlights and slightly cambered brick arches. Similar porch and door to Dunbarcott. The Nook has 2 window range (excluding wing), tall 2 light casements, 4 panes per light, that to right with margin glazing bars. Cambered brick lintels. 4 panelled door, the upper panels glazed, close to the angle of the wing with 2 light casement, 3 panes per light to left with timber lintel. 2 light casement on each floor to inner face of wing, 3 panes per light to upper storey, 2 panes per light to ground floor. Interiors not inspected. The cottages together form a relatively unspoilt group in the village centre of Parracombe. [1] The buildings were visited in September 2012 as part of the rapid condition survey of Exmoor's Listed Buildings 2012-13. They all received a BAR score of 6. [2] Recessed from the main frontage to form a small cobbled square is a terrace of three cottages, rising up a gentle slope. From left to right, Dunbarcott, Jasmine Cottage and The Nook, they are mainly of early-mid 19th century date, although the first possibly has earlier fabric. Built of stone rubble, with brick dressings to the latter two, they have a mixture of timber casement and sash windows, four-panel doors and two have small gabled porches. The listing details describe them as “together form(ing) a relatively unspoilt group in the village centre of Parracombe.” [3]

Sources/Archives (3)

  • <1> Index: Department of the Environment. List of Buildings of Special Architectural or Historic Interest . HHR: Parracombe (9 April 1987) 79.
  • <2> Report: Lawrence, G.. 2014. Exmoor National Park: Rapid condition survey of listed buildings 2012-13.
  • <3> Report: Fisher, J.. 2004. Parracombe: Conservation Area Character Appraisal. 14.



Grid reference Centred SS 6678 4484 (24m by 21m)
Map sheet SS64SE

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  • 2012-3 Building At Risk Score (6): 1544/6/136/1
  • 2012-3 Building At Risk Score (6): 1544/6/136/2
  • 2012-3 Building At Risk Score (6): 1544/6/136/3
  • Devon SMR Monument ID: 37649
  • Devon SMR: SS64SE/179

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Feb 17 2021 11:15AM


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