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List Entry Summary

This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.


List entry Number: 1104405



The building may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.

County: Devon

District: Torridge

District Type: District Authority

Parish: Abbotsham

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II

Date first listed: 20-Feb-1958

Date of most recent amendment: 19-Oct-1988

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 91319

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ABBOTSHAM SS42NW 2/2 Abbotsham Court, 20.2.58 Tower House and East Wing (formerly listed as Abbotsham Court) II House, now 3 dwellings. Late C16 origins to central range; early/mid C17 extension to rear and early C17 wing to right; central range refronted c. 1720 and altered c. 1870; wing to left built c. 1840. Colourwashed render over coursed slatestone rubble; gabled slate roofs; rendered stone lateral and end stacks. U-plan with front wings. Front of central range of c. 1720, of 2-storey and attic, 5-window range. Flat rendered arches over early C19 sixteen-pane first floor sashes; late C19 ground floor, with margin lights to half-glazed double doors and plate glass sashes in square bays; 3 gabled roof dormers with late C19 sashes and casements. Crenellated bay to right has early C19 sixteen-pane sash above half-glazed late C19 door. Wing to right has 3-bay left side wall of irregular fenestration with mid C19 horned 16-pane sashes. L-plan wing of c. 1840 to left has 2 late C19 three-light mullioned and transomed windows with margin lights; tall tripartite sash with margin lights to front gable; late C19 half-glazed door and similar sashes to left side wall. 3 gabled wings to rear, comprising 2 mid C19 wings flanking early/mid C17 wing. Also to rear is a mid C18 three-storey watch-tower with crenellated papapet. Interior: Abbotsham Court to left has interior of c. 1840, including staircase with stick balusters and wreathed handrail, moulded cornices, and decorative plasterwork and Doric doorcase in front room. Tower House to centre has 2 late C16 upper crucks, each with ridge purlin set in notched apex, to roof of front range; early/mid C17 addition to rear has two A-frame trusses with trenched purlins and pegged collars with notch-lapped joints. East wing to right not inspected but likely to be of interest.

Listing NGR: SS4142027483

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National Grid Reference: SS 41420 27483


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