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Mid Devon (District Authority)
National Grid Reference:
SS 94975 10572



SS91SW EXETER ROAD, Ashley 848-1/4/38 (West side) 12/02/52 Ashley Court (Formerly Listed as: CREDITON ROAD Ashley Court)


Small country house. Early C19, possibly incorporating remains of 1657 house built by John Upcott, a Tiverton Wool merchant, all built within part of what was once Henry II's hunting park. Plain stucco walls; large slate hipped roof with very deep eaves on paired brackets; rendered stacks over the cross walls. Double-depth plan plus service rooms at rear. EXTERIOR: 2 storeys; symmetrical 3-window front. Mid C19 3-light casements with margin panes, to 1st-floor left and right, otherwise late C19 French windows at the front (original early C19 hornless sashes with glazing bars to service rooms at rear and to returns towards rear at left and right); fine cast-iron verandah with bowed centre and scrolled and anthemion detail; tripartite doorway within rusticated stucco surround, fielded panelled door. 3-window right-hand return (front block) has casement windows with margin panes to 1st floor, later transomed windows below, all within stucco architraves, those to 1st floor with hoods. 4-window left-hand return (front block) has 2-storey canted bay on right. Good unaltered group of service wings at rear includes apple loft with pyramidal roof surmounted by pyramidal-roofed louvre. INTERIOR: has good quality features including moulded and carved ceiling cornices and bands to reception area, panelled doors and window shutters and open-well staircase with open string and mahogany handrail; Victorian chimneypieces where inspected. HISTORY: Ashley Court was once the home of Thomas Cosway, an uncle of the Tiverton painter Richard Cosway. (Western Morning News article (from undated cutting)).

Listing NGR: SS9497510572


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

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Date: 20 Mar 2005
Reference: IOE01/14146/01
Rights: Copyright IoE Mr Hedley R. Hooper. Source Historic England Archive
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