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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: 1253751



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

County: Devon

District: North Devon

District Type: District Authority

Parish: Tawstock

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II

Date first listed: 09-Mar-1953

Date of most recent amendment: 18-Mar-1987

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 437057

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TAWSTOCK TAWSTOCK SS 52 NW 3/80 Corffe House and Little Corffe 9.3.53 (formerly listed as Corfe) - II

House, now in 2 occupations. West wing contains probably late C16 fabric, remodelled c.1800 when the main range was built. Painted rendered stone rubble and brick. Hipped slate roof with shaped brackets to deep projecting eaves soffit. Brick ridge stacks to main range and diagonally set twin brick stacks to gable end of west wing. Main range has 3 principal rooms on the garden front with rear hall passage containing staircase to centre and principal entrance to right (east) side. The earlier wing set back slightly, extends westwards from left side. Main range. 3 storeys. 3 window range. Symmetrical central ground floor bow window with 3 tall 18-paned sashes flanked by large tripartite sashes, 18 panes to centre sash and 6 paned sliding sidelight sashes. The bow is surmounted by wrought iron balcony railings and canted timber latticed verandah with tent-shaped roof. French windows with fanlight and glazed sidelights. 12-paned sashes to each side. Third storey has 3 over 6 paned sashes flanking 4 over 8 paned sash. Deeply projecting porch to right side with cluster to 3 Tuscan columns of square section supporting entablature. Tripartite doorway with half-glazed 2 panelled door and intersecting glazing bars to the fanlight. Wing to left has 3 window range. 3 light timber ovolo mullion window at left end, the outer lights with square leaded panes. Large 15 paned window to centre and early c19 2-light casement to right, 8 panes per light. Ground floor has 24-paned sash with thick glazing bars at left end, otherwise C20 fenestration. Interior: main range has fine central room, with large panels on 3 walls containing medallions suspended from swags, finely moulded plasterwork cornice and foliated string around oval centrepiece, all in the Adam style. Slender marble colonnettes flanking fireplace. Moulded plasterwork cornices to the principal rooms on either side. The joinery, including 6 panelled doors and window shutters, is intact. Dog- leg staircase rising to third storey and lit by tall round arched stair window has tick balusters and moulded handrail ramped up at the newels. The earlier wing has elaborately moulded cross beam and bressumers, chamfered fireplace lintel and scratch-moulded joists to room at left end.

Listing NGR: SS5495629630

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National Grid Reference: SS 54956 29630


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