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COOMBE TRENCHARD

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.

Name: COOMBE TRENCHARD

List entry Number: 1104816

Location

COOMBE TRENCHARD

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

County: Devon

District: West Devon

District Type: District Authority

Parish: Lewtrenchard

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II

Date first listed: 07-Nov-1985

Date of most recent amendment: Not applicable to this List entry.

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 92331

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History

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Details

SX 48 NW LEW TRENCHARD

3/84 Coombe Trenchard -

GV II

House. 1906, designed by Sarel for Henry Sperling, contractors Dart and Francis of Crediton. Partly stone rubble with granite dressings, partly clad with timber framing, partly clad with weather boarding. 2-span pantile roof with hipped ends and gabled bays, 5 tall brick shafts with moulded cornices, 1 on a projecting stone stack with set-offs. Eclectic Vernacular Revival style with a free use of C17 features in conjunction with an Italianate tower on the garden front and a rear loggia. Irregular plan under a deep roof with gabled projections to the rear, left end and front. 2 storeys. Asymmetrical 5-window garden front with central gabled projection and a tower adjoining the front right corner. To the left of the front projection the facade is clad with timber framing, the rest, including the tower is stone rubble and granite. A recessed timber door on the front to the left of the projection is under a long timber lintel. Windows throughout have square leaded panes: those to the left of the projection are timber casements and include 1 ground floor transomed window, those in the projection and on the right hand are granite mullioned windows with 1 canted timber bay window to ground floor right, and 1 hipped attic dormer. The 3-stage tower has lights with round-headed arches and raking angle buttresses dying into the wall. The tower has 2 louvered slit windows facing the garden and the top stage has lights with round-headed arches carried on colonettes. The main entrance to the house is at the rear under a first floor projection carried on stone columns with moulded plinths and bases forming a loggia under a canted bay and with tile hanging above. To the left of the entrance are 3 slightly advanced timber frame gables. Interior not inspected but said to be complete and to have an interesting gallery feature. Coombe Trenchard was originally the site of the Rectory which had fallen into dilapidation by the early C20 when Sabine Baring-Gould, squarson of Lew Trenchard, sold it to Sperling and built a new rectory closer to the church. The Sperlings were close friends of Baring-Gould and Henry Sperling financed the new pulpit in the church of St Peter in 1900. Dart and Francis of Crediton worked on a number of important buildings in Devon in the late C19/early C20 and were Caroe's chosen contractors for church work in the county. A photograph of Coombe Trenchard, circa 1910, exists in the Dart and Francis office. Bickford H.C. Dickinson, Sabine Baring-Gould (1970) Dart and Francis Devon C19 Churches Project.

Listing NGR: SX4491786086

Selected Sources

Books and journals
Dickinson, Bickford H C , Sabine Baring Gould, (1970)

National Grid Reference: SX 44917 86086

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