Heritage Category: Listed Building

Grade: II

List Entry Number: 1203025

Date first listed: 12-Mar-1990



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County: Devon

District: North Devon (District Authority)

Parish: Ilfracombe

National Grid Reference: SS 51703 47649


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SS5147 FORTESCUE ROAD 853-1/6/51 (East side) 12/03/90 No.5 Fortescue House


Detached house. Early C19, altered late C19. Rendered, solid walls. Slated roof, hipped at left-hand-end. Rendered chimney on right-hand gable. EXTERIOR: 3 storeys. 3-window symmetrical front. Wooden entrance porch (now infilled) in centre of ground storey with plain shafted Tuscan columns; entablature with triglyphs having flowers in the metopes. C20 glazed door with patterned late C19 fanlight above; original patterned fanlight over inner door. Late C19 ornamental iron cresting in Gothic style on top. Above the porch is a plain sash window with one upright glazing-bar to each sash. Outer windows in ground and second storeys have canted wood bays with steep slated roofs, these finished with iron crestings like that on the porch; sash windows, those in centre with one upright glazing-bar each. Third storey windows have barred sashes, the outer windows with 8 panes below and 4 above, the centre one with 6 panes below and 3 above; in front of the latter is a guard rail like that over the porch. Moulded wood board below the eaves. Left-hand-side all has 8-paned sash window in ground storey. Wooden canted bay window in second storey with sash windows having one horizontal glazing bar to each sash. Set back to the left is a single- storeyed, flat-roofed addition of late C20 appearance, except that 2 of the windows appear to have sashes of late C19 date, with 1 upright glazing-bar per sash. INTERIOR not inspected, but immediately inside the front door is the original wooden staircase with thin square balusters, voluted at the foot of the stair. A building appears to occupy this site on the Ilfracombe tithe map of 1840. (Ilfracombe Tithe Map: 1840-).

Listing NGR: SS5170347649


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Legacy System number: 390193

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