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Statutory Address:

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

South Hams (District Authority)
Dean Prior
National Grid Reference:
SX 73280 64782



6/12 Dean Court


- II*

Farmhouse, divided into two tenements. Late C16. Stone rubble with granite quoins, mostly roughcast except for front porch. Bitumenised slate roof with gabled ends. Originally E-shaped on plan but east wing has been demolished. Two storeys. Two storeyed gabled porch to right of centre with moulded granite four-centred arch doorway with carved spandrels and label, relieving arch above and small blocked panel above that. Only the stops of the first floor corridor label remain. The side windows of the porch are moulded two-light granite mullioned and small convex diamond shaped squits below. Gabled wing to left and late C19 four-light hall windows between with C20 metal frame casements above. Three large rendered chimney stacks on rear wall. Later accretions at rear. Interior: Hall has slightly raised dais. The screen has moulded panelling, and fluted giant pilasters and entablature with rosettes on the frieze, elliptual tympanum over the two doors with radiating fluting. Hall ceiling renewed. Hall fireplace has granite jambs and renewed granite lintel. Moulded plaster arches at higher end of hall with moulded panels either side. Enormous nail-studded and moulded front door to screens passage with heavily moulded wooden doorframe. The door is complete with lock. The back doorway of screens passage also has heavily moulded doorframe. Victoria stairs in screens passage acroos screen. Two moulded wooden doorframes on landing. Small stone fireplace over porch with ogee arch. Some C18 panelled doors and panelled window shutters. Dean Court is said to have been built by John Giles, father of Sir Edward Giles (1566-1637) whose monument is in St Georges Church, Dean Prior gv. It seems probable that much of the building was undertaken by Sir Edward Giles.

Listing NGR: SX7328064782


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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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