Gidley Arms Inn / Gidley House (Marked On O S Map As Gidley Arms Inn)

7 Feb 2003
Gidley Arms Inn, Meshaw, North Devon, Devon, EX36 4NJ
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Gidley House (Marked On O S Map As Gidley Arms Inn), Meshaw, North Devon, Devon, EX36 4NJ
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This information is taken from the statutory List as it was in 2001 and may not be up to date.

MESHAW SS 71 NE 4/36 Gidley House (marked on O.S. map - as Gidley Arms Inn) - II House, later an inn, now again a house. Stated to have dated beam in roof:- "1826", some C20 internal refitting, large C20 addition at the rear. Coursed and squared local rubble in alternating thick and thin bands, deep eaves, hipped slate roof, lead ridges, very large end roughcast stacks.

Plan: symmetrical frontage, central entrance hall with staircase, large drawing room to right running the full depth of the house, dining room to left running to half the depth of the house, behind it a small parlour, kitchen wing at rear rebuilt C20.

Exterior: symmetrical 2 storeys, 3 bays, 16-pane sash windows, large to ground floor, slightly smaller on first floor, rubble voussoirs to flat-arch heads.

Central door opening, paired C20 glazed doors in a conforming style. Left return with two 2-light wooden mullioned-and-transomed windows.

Interior: with some refitting, retains much co-eval joinery including doors, architraves and the dog-leg staircase with stick balusters, moulded handrail and a turned newel at its foot; drawing room and hall with simple Regency plasterwork, cornices and ceiling centres.

Listing NGR: SS7709718099


This is part of the Series: IOE01/0618 IOE Records taken by Robin Downes; within the Collection: IOE01 Images Of England


© Mr Robin Downes. Source: Historic England Archive

This photograph was taken for the Images of England project

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Photographer: Downes, Robin

Rights Holder: Downes, Robin


Rubble, Slate, Georgian House, Monument (By Form), Domestic, Dwelling, Inn, Commercial, Residential Building