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Ordnance survey map of THE ELMS AND PRIDHAM HOUSE
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The building or site itself may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.

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WADEBRIDGE MOLESWORTH STREET (north side), SW 9872-9972 Wadebridge 9/251 No 74, The Elms and Pridham House,


House now divided into 2 houses. Circa mid to late C17. Stone rubble. Slate hung on front where the wall has possibly been partly rebuilt. Slate and asbestos slate roofs with hipped ends to front range and gable ends to the 2 rear wings. Brick end stacks and projecting stone rubble side lateral stack with brick shaft to right. Plan: Original plan uncertain and the interior of the left hand side of the house comprising Pridham House was inaccessible at time of survey (1986). The house probably had a courtyard plan; the front range of 3 room and cross passage plan with the lower end on right, heated by an end stack, the hall heated by a rear lateral stack (now blocked) and the inner room to left heated by an end stack. The 1-room plan wing to rear right is of mid to late C17 and was heated by a side lateral stack, probably comprising the kitchen on the ground floor and a principal chamber above with a barrel vaulted ceiling. The wing to rear left is possibly also of C17 origin thereby forming an overal 'U' shaped plan. The courtyard between these 2 wings was probably enclosed in the C19 with service rooms, extended to 2-storeys in mid C20. The house was remodelled in the mid C18 when the front range was re-roofed and a stair was inserted directly to the rear of the right hand front room. In circa late C19 or early C20 the eaves were raised and in the mid to late C20 the 2-storey porch on the front was rebuilt. Exterior: 2-storeys. Asymmetrical 4 window front with entrance to right of centre. 2-storey porch rebuilt in mid to late C20 with 2 circa C17 granite Doric columns reused; slate hung above with C20 16-pane sashes and slate roof with hipped end. C19 6-panel door with C19 12-pane hornless sashes to right and left and late C19 tripartite sash to far left. Above 2 C20 replacement 12-pane sashes flank the 2- storey porch with a late C19 tripartite sash to far left. Cl9 panelled door to Pridham house in left hand side elevation and C20 round headed stair window on right. Interior: of The Elms with remains of C18 remodelling comprising dog-leg stair with moulded rail and turned balusters and remains of C18 china cupboards in right hand room. The ceilings are plastered and the chimney-pieces have been renewed, the hall fireplace blocked. Circa C17 barrel vaulted ceiling in rear wing, partly renewed in C19. Several late C18 4-panel raised and fielded panelled doors. Roof structure above front range renewed in C18 with circa late C19 superstructure. Rear wing on right with circa mid to late C17 trusses, halved lapped and pegged at the apices.

Listing NGR: SW9876372399


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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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