VENBRIDGE HOUSE AND COTTAGE

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
II
List Entry Number:
1105975
Date first listed:
20-May-1985
Statutory Address:
VENBRIDGE HOUSE AND COTTAGE, VENBRIDGE HILL

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Location

Statutory Address:
VENBRIDGE HOUSE AND COTTAGE, VENBRIDGE HILL

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

County:
Devon
District:
Mid Devon (District Authority)
Parish:
Cheriton Bishop
National Grid Reference:
SX 77490 94003

Details

SX 79 SE CHERITON BISHOP VENBRIDGE HILL

10/53 Venbridge House and Cottage

II

Small mansion with estate offices, now house and adjoining cottage. Said to date from 1797, enlarged and altered externally in mid C19. Stuccoed rubble with exposed brick stacks to main block; slate roofs. South-facing main block of 2 storeys with attics and flanking 2-storey crosswings set back from front and projecting to rear. The main block is double depth with large front rooms and narrow rear rooms, central cross passage with stairs off to right. Stacks in end walls. Service wing to left with massive central azial stack was rebuilt in mid C19 and estate offices in right wing (audit room over store) added at same time. Symmetrical 3-window front to main block: central 6-panel door with panelled reveals flanked by large tripartite timber sashes with 12-pane centre sashes; first floor with shorter tripartite sashes with 9-pane centres (3-pane top sashes) flanking simple 9-pane sash; projecting eaves on shaped brackets and 2 gabled roof dormers with 16-pane sashes projecting from low-pitched roof, hipped each side. 7- bay verandah across front has open wooden trelliswork supporting tented roof. West wing (left of centre) presents hipped roof with central gable over large triangular headed C20 replaced timber casement (ground floor window and door behind C20 lean-to greenhouse) and gable-ended east wing over original C19 timber casement window with C20 conservatory across ground floor. All gables with plain bargeboarding surmounted by finial and pendant. Rear elevation includes some west windows with original glazing. 2 window side elevation with gables over to west wing and wooden belfry on the ridge behind the rendered stack. Well-preserved interior. Open well stair has closed string decorated with simple applied repeating lozenges, mahogany handrail, stick balusters, curtail step and scrolled wreaths with inset marquetry stars on top. Painting in drawing room shows house before mid C19th renovation with smaller service wing projecting from right side, no east wing, and main block with verandah and same window arrangement but plain parapet and roof dormers with hipped roofs.

Listing NGR: SX7749094003

Legacy

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Legacy System number:
95154
Legacy System:
LBS

Legal

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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