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List Entry Summary

This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.


List entry Number: 1170769



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

County: Devon

District: West Devon

District Type: District Authority

Parish: Lydford

National Park: DARTMOOR

Grade: II

Date first listed: 28-Oct-1987

Date of most recent amendment: Not applicable to this List entry.

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 92779

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LYDFORD LYDFORD SX 58 SW 5/47 Bayfield House - GV II

House, former vicarage. 1870 by G E Street at a cost of £5,000. Slate stone rubble walls with limestone dressings. Slate roof, gabled to main range, hipped to 2 lower ranges which have delabole slates, decorative ridge tiles and terracotta finials. 6 tall stone rubble stacks : main range has 1 gable end stack, 2 axial and 1 lateral stack and the lower part has 1 lateral stack between its front and rear ranges and 1 at the front. Plan: Main range to the right with 2 single storey parallel blocks to the left of which the front one was reputedly a hall for choir practice and the rear may have been a summer house. The main range is of double depth with the entry hall at the front of the right end and a passage extending to its left between the front and rear rooms. The 3 rear rooms are the principal rooms and overlook Lydford Gorge; the front rooms were probably offices. At the end of the passage is the staircase. To the front of it, projecting from the other front room is the kitchen which was single storey, with service rooms beyond it to the left. The two parallel single storey ranges extend to the left. Exterior: 2 storeys with attic. Irregular entrance front of 2 parallel ranges with lower range to the left. The 2 parallel blocks to the right have steep gable ended roofs. The principal rear range projects slightly to the right and has circular turrets on 3 of its corners with conical roofs. The range in front is shorter and narrower and contains an integral porch at its right end with 2-centred arched doorway. In the left-hand angle of the 2 ranges is a single storey kitchen range with half-hipped gable at the front. Projecting to its left is the practise hall block with steep hipped roof and small gable over entrance. Windows have stone mullions with mostly shouldered or cusped heads and chamfered jambs - containing sash windows. 3-window entrance front above the doorway to the right is a pointed head niche containing a cross. Double plank doors in porch have ornate wrought iron hinges. At left end of main range single storey kitchen wing projects with lower 4- window hall extending to its left. Right-hand end has 2 gable ends, the right one projecting flanked by circular turrets with windows. Slated canopy between them. Rear elevation is asymmetrical and has corner turrets and 3 windows. First floor windows are paired single lights with cross mullioned transomed windows to ground floor. Large half hipped attic gable to right with 2 windows. At right end of this range is a rectangular stair projection beyond which is 1 storey range parallel to the hall at the front. Interior : Principal rooms have wooden panelled ceilings. Wooden chimneypieces have chamfered jambs and lintel. Source: C19 Devon Churches Project.

Listing NGR: SX5103384673

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National Grid Reference: SX 51033 84673


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