Brook Lodge Including Gates To North

2 Sep 2003
Brook Lodge Including Gates To North, Silver Street, Thorverton, Mid Devon, Devon, EX5 5LT
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This information is taken from the statutory List as it was in 2001 and may not be up to date.

SS 90 SW THORVERTON SILVER STREET, Thorverton 8/150 Brook Lodge including gates to - north GV II House. A thorough circa early C19 remodelling and extension of a C17 house ; C20 extension at rear. Colourwashed rendered stone with slate roof, hipped at ends ; front lateral stack to Silver Street elevation with brick shaft projecting through roof ; slightly projecting early C19 lateral stack to garden (south) elevation ; massive probably C17 projecting rear stack with truncated shaft.

Plan: Pre C19 plan probably on L arrangement ; present early C19 plan 3 rooms wide, double depth with an entrance from Silver Street into a heated entrance hall containing the stair, axial passage and service room to the rear of the entrance hall, 2 principal C19 rooms to the left, facing the garden; kitchen to rear.

2 storeys. The Silver Street elevation has deep eaves carried on moulded brackets and 3 symmetrical bays to the left plus 1 window to the right. Panelled front door with pilasters frieze and cornice, flanked by 12-pane sashes, 3 similar first floor sashes, the left one false. Similar first floor sash to right above a 4-pane window.

To the right of the range there is an entrance into a courtyard with a good pair of C19 iron carriage gates. A modern garden wall with an old plinth to the south of the house has a good early C19 iron gate.

Interior C18 joinery survives, including the stair ; C19 chimneypieces and cornices.

1 C17 closed truss survives in the roofspace the other roof timbers are C19 replacements.

The house is documented in 1758 and was probably the home of the Reverend John Reynell, Minister of the local Dissenters.

Listing NGR: SS9263202081


This is part of the Series: IOE01/1156 IOE Records taken by Robert W Keniston; within the Collection: IOE01 Images Of England


© Mr Robert W Keniston. Source: Historic England Archive

This photograph was taken for the Images of England project

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Photographer: Keniston, Robert W

Rights Holder: Keniston, Robert W


Render, Slate, Stone, Tudor House, Elizabethan Monument (By Form), Stuart Domestic, Jacobean Dwelling