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South Hams (District Authority)
National Grid Reference:
SX 81778 57049


ASHPRINGTON SX85NW Stancombe Linhays 6/11

9.2.61 II

House Circa 1780, reduced in circa mid C20. Rendered stone rubble with rusticated quions. Low pitched hipped asbestos slate roof with deep eaves. The original house was 3 storeys with a modillion cornice. Rendered axial stacks. Plan: Double depths plan with 2 relatively small principal front rooms and a wide central entrance hall leading to a large stairwell at the back. 2 deep back rooms flanking and projecting at the back beyond the stairwell. The original house was 3 storeys and the rear left hand part of the house. In the mid C20 the house was reduced to 2 storeys, the rear left hand room raised to 2 storeys and the back range demolished to form a regular approximately square block. Exterior: storeys, basement and attic (originally 3 storeys). Symmetrical 3 bays. 12-pane sashes, only the first floor centre is original C19 sash. Central doorway with side lights and rectangular overlight with radial glazing bars and fielded panel double doors; The portico with columns and entablature is a replacement of the original and has glazed sides and front; it is standing on marble steps. C20 segmented roofed dormers with 9-pane sashes. The right had return is 3 bays, the left had window to the front room is a bow of 3 12-pane carved sashes with a slate roof. The other windows on this side are C20 12-pane sashes, similar bow on the left hand return but its carved sashes are C20 replacements, and tripartite sashes to the left. The rear elevation: the eaves are carried over a central recess which has a tall square-headed stair window with glazing bars. Interior: The left hand room has a moulded plaster cornice and ceiling border with Vitruvian scroll decoration and a mid C19 white marble chimneypiece with a bracketed marble shelf. The right hand room has a modillion cornice and a C20 Adam style chimneypiece. Original C18 fielded panel doors. The entrance hall has a cyma moulded cornice and a large elliptical arch to the stairhall behind with a fielded panel intrados. A good mahogany hand rail ramped up to turned column newels; the open string has scrolled tread ends. The owner possesses photographs of the house before it was altered in the mid C20.

Listing NGR: SX8177857049


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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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