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THE DOWNES HOUSE

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: THE DOWNES HOUSE

List entry Number: 1105124

Location

THE DOWNES HOUSE

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

County: Devon

District: Torridge

District Type: District Authority

Parish: Monkleigh

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II

Date first listed: 19-Oct-1988

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

Legacy System Information

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 91475

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List entry Description

Summary of Building

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History

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Details

MONKLEIGH SS4721 16/157 The Downes House II Farmhouse, now house. c. 1850. Coursed slatestone rubble; hipped slate roof with deep eaves; stone ridge and end stacks. Double-depth plan. Late Georgian style. 2 storeys; symmetrical 3-window range. Portico with Tuscan columns, its entablature surmounted by classical balustrade; half-glazed double-leaf doors set in moulded wood architrave. 12-pane sashes set in stuccoed and beaded architraves; sashes also have pelmet boards with Gothic-style cusping and quatrefoils. Side walls, each of 3 bays, have some 12-pane sashes. Round-arched stair-light with tall sash to rear. Service wing to rear left has sashes on left side wall. Interior: mid C19 panelled doors. Central full-depth hall has dog-leg staircase with stick balusters and wreathed handrail. Mid C19 fireplaces: room to right of hall has Adam-style fireplace and plasterwork. The house is shown on the 1842 Tithe Map. According to the 1857 Billings Directory it was rebuilt for George Cooper, the land agent for the Pine-Coffin family estate. (Billings Directory, 1857; 1842 Tithe Map in Devon Record office)

Listing NGR: SS4718021310

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National Grid Reference: SS 47180 21310

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