Hurlditch Court

1 Nov 2004
Hurlditch Court, Lamerton, West Devon, Devon, PL19 8QA
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This information is taken from the statutory List as it was in 2001 and may not be up to date.

LAMERTON SX 47 NW 2/27 - Hurlditch Court 21.3.67 II

House on site of earlier building. Late C19 by Walter Sarel for Reginald Moreshead, C20 internal alterations. Slatestone ashlar, granite and limestone dressings, some slatehanging, slate roofs, ridge stacks and rear lateral stacks with caps.

Overall T-plan with a long cross wing at right end with 2-storey porch in the angle.

Cross wing extends to rear where it contains service rooms and has entrance mid-way along right side and to rear. Main range contains stair hall (stair to rear) and living rooms.

2 storeys, 3:1:1 windows, gable end of cross wing to left has 5-light mullioned window at ground and first floor, hollow-chamfered, with hood-mould and decorative leaded lights at ground floor, similar ground and first floor 3-light casement, stepped plinth; 2-storey gabled porch in angle has 4-centred arched doorway with hood-mould, stops, carved roundels in spandrels, small square blind opening above and 3-light casement, bargeboards, left side of porch has ground floor 2-light window with ogee granite heads (possibly reused from earlier building) with fleuron in spandrel and hood-mould; 2-storey range to left has 6- and 5-light ground floor windows with decorative leaded lights and hood-mould, first floor has two 3-light and one 4-light similar window, carved brackets under eaves, wall extended to left with coping and round-headed, roll-moulded opening, gable end of range has string course returned and bargeboards. Right return has 6 windows, at first floor of 3, 2, two single, 3 and 4 lights, as on front, ground floor also varied with hood-mould, third bay from left has similar 4-centred arched doorway, 3 external stacks, central 1 corbelled and first floor cill string, second floor has 3 raking dormers with 3-light casements, 2 unequal gables each with 2 single lights of different sizes and stack rising through centre, bellcote on ridge with ogee roof and ball finial; plinth.

Left return slate-hung, inner side of wing to right has 8-light mullion and transom window lighting stair and small flat-roofed addition in angle with 2-light casement, single light below stair light and 2-light wooden casement above, gabled dormer set back with 2-light casement and bargeboards, gable to left has two 2-light casements at ground and first floor with hood below first floor cills, granite quoin strip to left; rear to left has door and 3-light casement, wooden porch. Rear has slate-hung gable end with 2-light casement at first floor, single storey lower wing with 2 single lights, square in hollow-chamfered surround, 3-light opening to side with hollow-chamfered mullions; wall attached to right enclosing inner courtyard, about 2 metres high in rubble with 4-centred arched chamfered opening, possibly reused.

Interior Jacobean style features, panelled hall to rear, has flat-headed granite fireplace with carved caryatids and panelling, ground floor rooms have similar panelling, front right room has carved fluted pilasters to sides of blocked fireplace. Open well stair has carved balusters, moulded grip handrail, finials and pendants; panelled doors.

Listing NGR: SX4407177711


This is part of the Series: IOE01/1707 IOE Records taken by David J Rippon; within the Collection: IOE01 Images Of England


© Mr David J. Rippon. Source: Historic England Archive

This photograph was taken for the Images of England project

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Photographer: Rippon, David J.

Rights Holder: Rippon, David J.


Ashlar, Granite, Limestone, Slate, Stone, Victorian House, Monument (By Form), Domestic, Dwelling, Building, Unassigned