PORTLAND HOUSE

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
II
List Entry Number:
1208901
Date first listed:
14-Mar-1994
Statutory Address:
PORTLAND HOUSE, 21, PORTLAND STREET

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Location

Statutory Address:
PORTLAND HOUSE, 21, PORTLAND STREET

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 52069 47670

Details

ILFRACOMBE

SS5247 PORTLAND STREET 853-1/7/110 (North side) No.21 Portland House

GV II

Residential care home for the elderly, formerly a private house. Early to mid C19. MATERIALS: rendered, solid walls. Slated mansard roof, the upper front slope with asbestos slates; low building to right has slated pitched roof. Rendered chimney on right gable with 5 good, round red pots, the front 2 taller than the rest; low building has red brick chimney to right with 2 round cream pots. PLAN: double-fronted, double-depth plan. EXTERIOR: 2 storeys with garret; single-storey range to right. 3-window front, the middle window in a deep gabled projection. This contains the front doorway with moulded architrave and panelled reveals; late C20 wooden glazed door. In front of it is a single-storeyed, glazed wooden porch on a rendered base, probably late C19; glazed, pitched roof with gable at the front. Round-arched second storey window above, set in a shallow round-arched recess; barred sashes, the lower one with 3 panes and margin panes, the upper with 6 panes, margin panes and shaped panes in the window head. Round-arched gable window with 2-paned sashes. Plain bargeboards, probably a C20 replacement. Flanking windows have 6-paned sashes. Many of the windows (certainly all 3 second-storey windows) contain old glass. 2 plain dormer windows, probably C20 additions. Single-storey range to right has no features; added porch with late C20 panelled door has built-in fanlight. INTERIOR not inspected. Allen T Hussell (Ilfracombe Chronicle, 2.7.1937), said it had a 'splendid example of an open continuous handrail staircase, with cut and bracketed shallow strings'. He also mentions good moulded plaster cornices decorated with little balls. (Ilfracombe Chronicle: Hussell AT: 8).

Listing NGR: SS5206947670

Legacy

The contents of this record have been generated from a legacy data system.

Legacy System number:
390250
Legacy System:
LBS

Sources

Books and journals
'Ilfracombe Chronicle' in 2 July, (1937), 8

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: 10 May 2001
Reference: IOE01/02873/02
Rights: Copyright IoE Dr Ann Allen. Source Historic England Archive
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