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North Devon (District Authority)
Pilton West
National Grid Reference:
SS 54218 35363



4/77 Upcott House



Country house. Mid C18 (dated rainwater head 1752) remodelled mid C19. Rendered brick painted with hipped slate roof and stone quoins. 2 storeys. Courtyard service wings to rear converted to holiday flats. 2-3-2 bays with C29 wing of 2 bays to left added in some style. Three centre bays pedimented with probably later Venetian window in attic storey above tall round headed blank niches between single central and 2 flanking sashes. 2 bays of sashes to either side of later porte cochere with canopy supported on 2 pairs of Doric columns. Large square-headed doorway with plain fanlight and double ½ glazed doors. Side bays each have 2 sashes on each floor and added wing to left has 2 sides over sash and French window. All sashes appear to be timber with glazing bars, 6 panes per light in reveals with C20 inserted outer protective frames with top wing ventilators. Plain deep eaves cornice surmounted by 6 vases at the angles. Left end has 2 timber sashes on each floor with glazing bars and small square window near top left side. East side had 4 timber sashes on each floor to left, then 3 sashes over courtyard entrance with sash to left and comabered arch window opening with 3 light casement to right. Block to right has a tripartite window on each floor with cambered heads and timber sashes with glazing bars. Courtyard on west side has 3 sashes with cambered heads over 2 similar openings to left. 4 pilasters on east and west-sides flank north arcade of 4 Doric columns and apartments over having range of 4 timber sashes with glazing bars. Central wooden bell turret, with weathervane. Large plain moulded panelling and heavy moulded cornice with bolection chimney-piece, chimney breast breaks forward and is panelled. In front room on east side C18 staircase open well, 3 balusters per tread and moulded hand rail ramped up to square newel. Shaped tread ends and fielded panelled below dado but much of interior restored after C20 fire. Upcott House is included, despite the refenestration of the entrance front, as the original sashes appear to remain behind the outer secondary window-frames.

Listing NGR: SS5421835363


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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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