PALMER HOUSE INCLUDING GARDEN WALL

Overview

Heritage Category: Listed Building

Grade: II*

List Entry Number: 1104777

Date first listed: 19-Mar-1951

Date of most recent amendment: 04-Aug-2000

Statutory Address: PALMER HOUSE INCLUDING GARDEN WALL, NEW STREET

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Location

Statutory Address: PALMER HOUSE INCLUDING GARDEN WALL, NEW STREET

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

County: Devon

District: Torridge (District Authority)

Parish: Great Torrington

National Grid Reference: SS 49437 19233

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Details



852/1/52 NEW STREET 19-MAR-51 (North side) Palmer House including garden wall (Formerly listed as: NEW STREET Palmer House including garden wall and gazebo)

GV II*



Dated 1752. Built by Mr (later Sir) John Palmer, brother-in-law of Sir Joshua Reynolds. The latter stayed here many times. Dr Johnson is also said to have been a visitor. Front is red brick, 3 storey, 5 windows, divided into three by brick Ionic pilasters with stone bases and caps. Entablature with pulvinate frieze is interrupted between pilasters. Main eaves cornice is continuous, breaking forward above pilasters. Low-pitched slate roof. Sash windows with glazing bars, and rubbed brick flat arches with keystones (ground floor later sashes). Doorway has moulded architrave and pediment on scroll consoles. 6-panel door with fielded upper panels. Frontage is set back behind later cast iron railings. Tall brick return walls have piers with vases, parapets swept up to meet front wall of house. At the back a wing was added late C18. This is slate hung supported on piers and arches forming a Ioggia. Large 3-light bow window. There is a walled garden, the wall having piers and vases. Octagonal gazebo at north east corner has been re-erected at Rosemoor Gardens, Great Torrington. Interior: front ground floor room (1752) has enriched plaster ceiling with Palmer arms and Ionic mantel. Attractively planned staircase with slender turned balusters. Half-landing has Venetian window with Palmer arms in stained glass.

Nos 6 to 10 (even) and Palmer House form a group.



Listing NGR: SS4943719233

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Legacy System number: 90497

Legacy System: LBS

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