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CHAGFORD HOUSE INCLUDING FRONT TERRACE

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: CHAGFORD HOUSE INCLUDING FRONT TERRACE

List entry Number: 1106170

Location

CHAGFORD HOUSE INCLUDING FRONT TERRACE

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

County: Devon

District: West Devon

District Type: District Authority

Parish: Chagford

National Park: DARTMOOR

Grade: II

Date first listed: 20-Feb-1952

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

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 94628

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History

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Details

CHAGFORD CHAGFORD SX 7087 6/98 Chagford House including front 20.2.52 terrace

GV II

Small mansion. Circa 1820. Plastered granite rubble walls; granite rubble stacks, some with plastered brick tops but the main chimney shafts are granite ashlar; slate roof. Plan: double depth plan house facing north-east. The principal rooms are those to the centre and the right (north-western) end of the main block. Here there is a large front and rear room either side of the spacious entrance hall and rear stair. An axial stack between the right rooms serves back to back fireplaces. There is another axial stack to left serving the rear room there and the front room has a stack to left. Main block continued left (south-eastwards) with the front set back very slightly from the main rooms. There are 2 small front rooms, the right one a study with an axial stack in the wall between the two and the other with an end stack. Service rooms to rear. Kitchen block with end stack projecting to rear left of centre. 2 storeys with some attics. Exterior: two 5-window front of mostly original 12-pane sashes. The 5-window section is to the principal rooms adn broken forward a little and is symmetrically arranged around the large central doorway. It contains double doors (panelled and part-glazed with glazing bars), overlight with a geometric pattern of glazing bars with a double set of margin panes and corner rosettes, fielded panel reveals, and flat-roofed Tuscan porch with large turned granite outer columns and moulded timber architrave. Plain projecting eaves and roof is hipped each end. Both ends have 3-window fronts sof 12-pane sashes. The rear elevation has a large round-headed sash to the stairs with Y-tracery glazing bars. A rear door below this is behind a possibly secondary porch which continues and returns along the kitchen block as storage sheds. The parlour to left of the back door has a double 12-pane sash divided by a plain granite mullion. The kitchen block has a hipped roof. Along the inner side is a first floor round-headed sash, a smaller version of the stair window. The outer side of the kitchen block and service end of the main block partly enclose a small service courtyard but again contain mostly 12-pane sashes although there are some ground floor fixed pane windows protected by external iron bars. Good interior is little modernised, although there is some secondary late C19 Jacobean/C17-style detail. The entrance hall is lined with panelling, tall full height panels above the dado. Large geometric stair has an open string, slender turned balusters, a moulded mahogany handrail and curtain step. The principal rooms are all panelled in the same way. The left front parlour/dining room has an original grey marble chimneypiece with console shaped fluted sides. The right front parlour has a secondary timber bolection chimneypiece and panelled overmantel containing portraits. Both have papier-mache ceilings, the former in Jacobean style, the latter in Adams style. Much good joinery detail throughout. The front terrace is fenced by a low open granite balustrade. The flat topped rail is soffit-moulded and supported on a series of square king posts and between those thinner balusters which are chamfered and very reminiscent of local C17 window mullions. Along the top are a number of plain granite flower bowls.



Listing NGR: SX7033987403

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National Grid Reference: SX 70341 87405

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