THE GABLES AND ATTACHED GARDEN WALLS AND GATE PIERS

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
II
List Entry Number:
1208071
Date first listed:
17-May-1973
Statutory Address:
THE GABLES AND ATTACHED GARDEN WALLS AND GATE PIERS, BELMONT ROAD

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Location

Statutory Address:
THE GABLES AND ATTACHED GARDEN WALLS AND GATE PIERS, BELMONT ROAD

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

County:
Devon
District:
North Devon (District Authority)
Parish:
Ilfracombe
National Grid Reference:
SS 51399 47238

Details

ILFRACOMBE

SS5147 BELMONT ROAD 853-1/6/15 The Gables and attached garden walls 17/05/73 and gate piers

GV II

Substantial detached villa. c1857. Built by Joseph Friendship for Richard Bligh. Picturesque Gothic style. MATERIALS: random rubble with painted stone quoins. Slated multi-gable roofs with cresting; elaborately carved bargeboards, all having slightly differently patterned pendants, with finials and, on southern gable, 3 tall rubble stacks with stone quoins at angles. PLAN: asymmetrical house with main entrance on eastern facade. EXTERIOR: 2 storeys and attic storey plus 3 single-storey gabled projections (one C20) to south. Irregular fenestration. Main, eastern facade of 2-window projecting gabled bay to left, single window entrance bay and single window bay with large gabled dormer to right. Large projecting rubble entrance porch with steeply pitched slate roof with elaborately carved bargeboards having trefoil pendants and finial; trefoil lights to each return. Pointed arch doorway with square-headed panelled and studded door; fanlight with margin glazing and V tracery, pointed sidelights to door. Transom and mullion casements to ground floor with lugged surrounds; upper floors have pointed casements with lugged surrounds apart from window above entrance which is square-headed. Other elevations in similar style; north elevation has ground floor canted transom and mullion bay window with mutule cornice and elaborate cast-iron cresting of trefoil design. Flat-roofed staircase projection, having pointed window with margin and Y tracery, in angle of north and west elevations. INTERIOR retains orginal open well stair with turned balusters and cast-iron newel. Principal rooms retain plaster cornices and ceilings plus one fire-surround, the mantel shelf on shafted corbels. SUBSIDIARY FEATURES: attached random rubble garden walls, on the west stone capped with square-headed doorway having studded door and then sweeping inwards to form main entrance with stone quoined gate piers having cross-gabled caps with trefoil gable ends; timber gate of field type. The Gables forms a group with the Church of the Holy Trinity (qv) and the churchyard lychgate. It is a good example of this style of house, notable for its enriched detail.

Listing NGR: SS5139947238

Legacy

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Legacy System number:
390154
Legacy System:
LBS

Legal

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

End of official listing

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Date: 26 Jul 2001
Reference: IOE01/04058/31
Rights: Copyright IoE Dr Ann Allen. Source Historic England Archive
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