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West Devon (District Authority)
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SX 68282 86561



3/61 Outer Down - GV II

House. Built 1911 for a Miss Jameson of the Irish whiskey family; architect unknown. Snecked granite ashlar (quarried from the grounds); granite stacks with granite ashlar chimney shafts; roof of Delabole slate. Plan: the house faces east. It has a basic 7-room plan. The right (northern) end is double depth. It has some reception rooms to the rear (garden) but most is taken up by the service rooms including a large kitchen, wine cellar, laundry room, scullery and butlers pantry. The single depth section at the left (southern) end includes the entrance hall containing the stairs and at the end is the principal drawing room. Most of the rooms are heated by axial or gable end stacks. It is 2 storeys and built in a restrained Tudor style. Exterior: irregular 5-window front of granite mullioned windows of different sizes, all containing iron-framed casements without glazing bars, but with Jacobean-style catches. The larger windows are transomed. The largest is the 4-light kitchen window which also has a hoodmould. The 2-storey porch projects forward left of centre and it has a sixth first floor window; 3 lights, transomed with hoodmould. The front doorway has an elliptical arch with a deep hollow-chamfered surround, sunken spandrels and hoodmould. It contains a studded plank door with coverstrips and wrought iron ferramenta. The main roof is gable-ended. Some of the chimney shafts are divided and set diagonally, The left gable end faces south and has a 2- storey bay window with slightly canted sides; 2-light side windows and 3-light front windows with transoms; parapet at the top. The garden side has a 3-gabled front to the double depth section. Here the fenestration is similar to the other side but more regular. The roof of the right gable is carried down over an open-sided passage to the entrance hall. It has an outer Tudor arch and the open side is a 3-bay arcade carried on granite Tuscan columns. The principal sitting room at the right end has a 5-light window in a square-cornered bay window. A rainwater head nearby is dated 1911. Original interior is well-preserved and the style here is more C17 than Tudor. The staircase for instance has a closed string, flat handrail and balusters turned in C17 style. It is made of mahogany and rosewood and the stairs are oak. The main rooms have grey-marble chimney pieces with iron grates enriched with hand-tooled decorative festoons in the style of Grinling Gibbons. Corridor from the entrance hall into the double depth section of the house has a vaulted ceiling. Most of the doors are 2- panel with brass fittings and the principal sitting room has a cut crystal handle.

Listing NGR: SX6828286561


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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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Date: 20 Sep 2001
Reference: IOE01/04845/34
Rights: Copyright IoE Mr Ken Vincent. Source Historic England Archive
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