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West Devon (District Authority)
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SX 45953 85788



4/95 The Ramps - II

House. Late C19, designed by Sabine Baring-Gould. Stone rubble with gabled slate roofs, some with sprocketted eaves. Partly slate-hung with some ornamental slate- hanging carried out over moulded bressumers. The site of the house, high above a flooded quarry fed by a waterfall probably encouraged Baring-Gould's most picturesque and playful design. 2 storeys. Irregular 1- + 2-window garden front consists of 1 block gabled at the left end and gabled to the front at the right end with ornamental slate-hanging in the front gable. To the left of this block and set back from it is a wing gabled to the front with a slate-hung first floor pentice carried out on an iron column. A similar pentice on the left gable end of the main block has been filled in at ground floor level in the C20. Ornamental leading to the 3- and 4-light ground floor casements. Square leaded panes to the 10-light pentice window. A 3- light roof dormer and a 4-light casement to the front gable have ornamental leading. The rear of the house consists of a loosely integrated arrangement of gables. The left-hand gable has applied timber framing with pargetting, the right-hand and centre gables are slate-hung. The centre gable is jettied out and at right angles to the others and its left side is curiously attached to the swept down roof of the main range. There is a small gabled l-storey wing to the side of the centre gable and a C20 glazed porch in the angle. Interior not inspected. The Ramps was regularly visited by F.W. Bussel, vice- principal of Brasenose College, Oxford, who assisted Baring-Gould in his collecting of folk-songs. The name of the house derives from Bussell's habit of enlivening European travel by passing himself off as Baron Frederick Von Rampenstein.

Listing NGR: SX4595385788


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

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