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List Entry Summary

This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.


List entry Number: 1384705



The building may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.

County: Devon

District: Mid Devon

District Type: District Authority

Parish: Tiverton

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II

Date first listed: 29-May-1996

Date of most recent amendment: Not applicable to this List entry.

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 485159

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SS91NE CHEVITHORNE 848-1/2/64 The Old Vicarage 29/05/96


House, formerly a vicarage. 1870-1 by William Burges for Sir John Heathcoat-Amory. Squared stone rubble with dressings of probably Ham stone ashlar. Tiled roof. 2 large plain chimneys of squared stone rubble, symmetrically placed on the ridge. Gothic Revival style. PLAN: 4-square main block with narrow central entrance and stair hall. At rear, to left, a wing originally containing larder, kitchen and scullery. EXTERIOR: single storey with garret. 3 windows wide. Chamfered centre doorway with pointed arch; recessed 6-panel door (2 rows of 3 panels) with sidelights. To right, a 5-light mullioned and transomed bay window with square sides and pent roof. To left, a 4-light mullioned and transomed window. Above, 3 dormer gables, each of 2 lights with chamfered copings and kneelers. All windows have plain, unmoulded stone surrounds; small-paned glazing with margin-panes, the glazing bars of iron. Side-elevations have windows like those at the front. INTERIOR: plain, but with original staircase (deal dog-leg with patterned balustrade), panelled doors (with chamfered panel-frames) and chimney pieces. These last, 3 on the ground floor and 3 above, have chamfered stone surrounds and mantelshelves, the openings segmental-headed downstairs and flat upstairs. A seventh chimneypiece is reported to have been moved to the coach-house at Knightshayes. On the upper floor the rear left-hand room has a round-arched cast-iron grate, probably original. The right-hand front and back rooms have narrower, rectangular iron grates with reeded surrounds and sliding shutters to regulate the draught; flanking them are panels of brown glazed tiling. The grates are believed to be original, although they look somewhat later. HISTORY: there exists a building history of the house written on 2 sheets of vellum by the first occupant, WH Askwith, licensed curate of Chevithorne Chapel. He relates that the vicarage was built, at his request, by Sir John Heathcoat-Amory of Knightshayes in 1870-1, at a cost of ยป700.

Listing NGR: SS9741515431

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National Grid Reference: SS 97415 15431


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