Woodleigh Hall

25 Mar 2003
Woodleigh Hall, Cheriton Bishop, Mid Devon, Devon, EX6 6JL
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This information is taken from the statutory List as it was in 2001 and may not be up to date.


10/29 Woodleigh Hall


Large house. 1896-8. Granite ashlar front (facing north-east away from road) with random rubble and ashlar dressings to sides and rear; slate roof with crested ridge tiles and shaped eaves brackets. Gable-ended main block of 2 storeys with attics. Central staircase plan with single large rooms each side on ground floor.

Gable-end ashlar stacks and axial stacks either side of entrance hall provide each ground floor room with a fireplace at both ends. 3-storey, flat-roofed service block behind. 7-window front with chamfered quoins. Large central doorway with eliptical arch contains glazed double doors under large fanlight with glazing bars. Original French windows, each 3 panes with 2-pane arched fanlight at ground floor and identical windows at first floor. All are segmental-headed with chamfered quoins and voussoirs with prominent keystones. A series of corbels project at first floor level for missing verandah. Each gable end has bargeboards decorated with blind arcading, a finial and pendant at the apex and pendants at eaves level. The service block has smaller windows in similar style and a parapet with moulded granite coping. Inside high rooms and most original joinery, plasterwork and fittings survive intact. It is said to have been built for a London brewer.

Listing NGR: SX7791493232


This is part of the Series: IOE01/0768 IOE Records taken by Peter Funnell; within the Collection: IOE01 Images Of England


© Mr Peter Funnell. Source: Historic England Archive

This photograph was taken for the Images of England project

People & Organisations

Photographer: Funnell, Peter

Rights Holder: Funnell, Peter


Ashlar, Granite, Rubble, Slate, Victorian Service Wing, Domestic, House, Monument (By Form), Dwelling