London House And Colnet House

25 Mar 2003
London House And Colnet House, The Square, Chulmleigh, North Devon, Devon, EX18 7BX
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This information is taken from the statutory List as it was in 2001 and may not be up to date.

CHULMLEIGH THE SQUARE, Chulmleigh sS 6814-6914 7/110 London House and Colnet House GV II House, now divided into 2 occupations. Circa 1870 with early C20 alterations and rear extension. Rendered stone rubble, rear portions brick. Slate roof with timber cornice and brick end stacks. Stack to gable end of rear kitchen range.

Plan: Overall plan originally appears to have consisted of 3 principal rooms, with direct entrance into large room at left end, and a narrower room of equal size to each side of entrance passage to right. Passage leads to 2-storey gable-ended rear kitchen wing with cellar to rear of right-hand room forming L-shaped plan, and to principal dog-leg staircase on left side in gabled stair projection at right angles to the passage to rear of middle room in the angle of the L-shape. The division of the 2 properties occurs on the left side of the entrance passage, but Colnet House on tie right retains the principal staircase. Interior of London House altered in C20, the large room at the left end having been divided into 2 and a staircase added to the rear of the resulting 'entrance' hall. The staircase forms part of a 2-storey gable-ended rear wing added when the house was divided into 2 occupations to provide a kitchen wing to London House at the left end, and a shared covered courtyard between the 2 properties to the rear of the 2 staircases.

Exterior: 2 storeys. 4-window range in all. All late C19 12 paned sashes with margin glazing bars except for second bay from left which has narrow 4 paned sash with margin glazing bars above 6 panelled door with overlight. C20 door to Colnet House.

Interior: Some C19 joinery survives. Right-hand room of London House has Adam style chimneypiece and ceiling centrepiece.

Listing NGR: SS6875614165


This is part of the Series: IOE01/0023 IOE Records taken by Ann Allen; within the Collection: IOE01 Images Of England


© Dr Ann Allen. Source: Historic England Archive

This photograph was taken for the Images of England project

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Photographer: Allen, Ann

Rights Holder: Allen, Ann


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