BYDOWN HOUSE

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
II*
List Entry Number:
1107662
Date first listed:
25-Feb-1965
Statutory Address:
BYDOWN HOUSE

Map

Ordnance survey map of BYDOWN HOUSE
© Crown Copyright and database right 2019. All rights reserved. Ordnance Survey Licence number 100024900.
© British Crown and SeaZone Solutions Limited 2019. All rights reserved. Licence number 102006.006.
Use of this data is subject to Terms and Conditions.

The above map is for quick reference purposes only and may not be to scale. For a copy of the full scale map, please see the attached PDF - 1107662 .pdf

The PDF will be generated from our live systems and may take a few minutes to download depending on how busy our servers are. We apologise for this delay.

This copy shows the entry on 19-Oct-2019 at 22:58:29.

Location

Statutory Address:
BYDOWN HOUSE

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

County:
Devon
District:
North Devon (District Authority)
Parish:
Swimbridge
National Grid Reference:
SS 62292 29394

Details

SWIMBRIDGE SS 62 NW 11/160 Bydown House 25.2.65 II*

Country house. Early C19. Architect not known. Painted stucco. Slate roofs with pronounced eaves. Rectangular on plan with principal rooms each side of wide entrance hall containing staircase. short projecting east wing of 3 storeys and service wing extending east to rear. Neo-classical style. Main range, 2 storeys symmetrical south and west fronts. South front of 3 bays with twin clasping pilasters at the corners and massive entablature above. Central pedimented bay breaks forward slightly, the pediment supported on pilasters outside engaged columns of giant Ionic order. Central sash. 2 over 2 panes above central pedimented doorway with partly glazed door with 6 large panes, 4 panes to the overlight and sidelights with 3 panes above panelled base. Bays to each side have tripartite sashes, 6 over 6 panes to centre and 4-paned sidelights above similar tripartite sashes but with 6 over 9 panes to the centre and 2 over 3 paned sidelights. Ground floor openings have pediments supported on moulded consoles. All openings have Greek key motif to the surrounds. The entablature continues around west front of 1:3:1 bays, the 3 central bays pedimented with pilasters flanking 4 engaged Ionic columns. Outer bays have tripartite sashes, central sashes are 12-paned. Central French window with margin glazing bars flanked by sashes with eared architraves, left side out bay has sash 6 over 9 panes with 2 over 3 paned sidelights. French window to right side. Ground floor openings have pediments supported on consoles. The east wing forms a squat 3-storeyed tower with tent roof, the upper floor windows in tall semicircular arched surrounds, with pointed arches to the top storey windows. Small reset plaque bearing shield with date and name 1759, J Nott to centre between the lower storey windows. Interior: principal rooms on west side and entrance hall retain good Classical details with richly moulded cornices and chimneypieces, pedimented doorcases with acroteria anthemion, and panelled doors. Fine geometrical staircase with oval stairwell light, and moulded string and wreathed handrail with turned balusters. Cross-vaulted ceilings to the entrance hall with foliated plaster centrepiece supported on Ionic columns.

Listing NGR: SS6229229394

Legacy

The contents of this record have been generated from a legacy data system.

Legacy System number:
98642
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.

End of official listing

Your Contributions

Do you know more about this entry?

The following information has been contributed by users volunteering for our Enriching The List project. For small corrections to the List Entry please see our Minor Amendments procedure.

The information and images below are the opinion of the contributor, are not part of the official entry and do not represent the official position of Historic England. We have not checked that the contributions below are factually accurate. Please see our terms and conditions. If you wish to report an issue with a contribution or have a question please email [email protected].