Eveleigh House / The Post Office And Post Office House Including Outbuilding Adjoining At West

22 Aug 1999
Eveleigh House, Gittisham, East Devon, Devon, EX14 3AJ
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The Post Office And Post Office House Including Outbuilding Adjoining At West, Gittisham, East Devon, Devon, EX14 3AJ
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This information is taken from the statutory List as it was in 2001 and may not be up to date.


7/159 The Post Office and Post Office 22.2.55 House including outbuilding adjoining at west (formerly listed as Eveleigh Home) GV II

House, rear wing in use as Post Office. Circa early C18, possibly a remodelling of an earlier house. Flint rubble, rendered under the eaves; thatched roof with a plain ridge, hipped at ends: axial stack to main range, stack at junction between main range and wing, both with brick shafts.

Plan: L plan. Single depth south-facing main range with an entrance to right of centre into a passage facing the chimney-breast of the axial stack which heats the kitchen, to the left. To the right a parlour heated by a rear lateral stack, the principal stair rising adjacent to the stack within the wing. The left hand end of the house is divided between a service room and a service stair. The rear right wing, at right angles to the parlour, has been adapted for use as the Post Office on the ground floor. The interior features are early C18 except for one 2-light mullioned window which may be earlier. At the left end a single-storey brick outbuilding has a thatched roof, probably C19. Single-storey brick lean-to at rear.

Exterior: 2 storeys. Asymmetrical 4 window front with regular fenestration.

Probably C19 front door to right of centre with panels of planks and a gabled porch hood. 2-light C19 or C20 timber casement window with glazing bars, the front door flanked by transomed windows. The right return, fronting the road, has a probably C20 plank front door to the Post Office, 4 first floor 2-light C19 or C20 casements with glazing bars, 2 similar ground floor windows, 1 small first floor C20 window and a blocked window to first floor left. 2-light timber mullioned window to first floor left. 2-light timber mullioned window with ovolo-moulded mullions to first floor rear.

Interior: Carpentry and joinery details of the early C18 include 2-panel doors and a door with fielded panels to the kitchen. The parlour, to the right, has an C18 china cupboard with shaped shelves. Boxed-in crossbeams to the wing and to the kitchen. C18 main and service stairs, the main stair with a flat ramped handrail and a balustrade of turned balusters on the first floor, the service stair also with turned balusters. The first floor rooms are plastered up to the collar level of the trusses and do not appear ever to have had flat ceilings.

An attractive house with early C18 features in the centre of a conservation area.

Listing NGR: SY1347598422


This is part of the Series: IOE01/0001 IOE Records taken by Anthony Aaben-Reader; within the Collection: IOE01 Images Of England


© Mr Anthony Aaben-Reader. Source: Historic England Archive

This photograph was taken for the Images of England project

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Photographer: Aaben-Reader, Anthony

Rights Holder: Aaben-Reader, Anthony


Brick, Flint, Render, Rubble, Thatch, Stuart House, Georgian Monument <By Form>, Domestic, Dwelling, Oubliette, Unassigned, Building, Post Office, Commercial, Communications, Postal System Structure