HENSLEIGH HOUSE INCLUDING WALLS OF ENCLOSED GARDEN

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
II
List Entry Number:
1384850
Date first listed:
14-Dec-1972
Statutory Address:
HENSLEIGH HOUSE INCLUDING WALLS OF ENCLOSED GARDEN, LONGDRAG HILL

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Location

Statutory Address:
HENSLEIGH HOUSE INCLUDING WALLS OF ENCLOSED GARDEN, LONGDRAG HILL

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

County:
Devon
District:
Mid Devon (District Authority)
Parish:
Tiverton
National Grid Reference:
SS 93394 12551

Details

TIVERTON

SS91SW LONGDRAG HILL, Hensleigh 848-1/4/88 Hensleigh House, including walls of 14/12/72 enclosed garden

GV II

Small country house. c1700 with possible earlier core. Brick laid to Flemish bond; dry slate hipped roofs over modillion cornices; some pedimented roof dormers; brick stacks with moulded and dentilled cornices. Double-depth plan plus service wing at rear projecting rear and right of right-hand corner; some parts to rear demolished 1960s. EXTERIOR: 2 storeys plus attic; symmetrical 5-window front. Original 24-pane hornless sashes with thick glazing bars, all the windows set flush with wall surface; blind windows to 2nd from left bay. Central doorway (restored after removal of Victorian alterations) has original spoked fanlight over 6-panel door; distyle Tuscan wooden porch. Left-hand return is 6-window range garden front with alternate blind windows; original sashes over mostly rebuilt early C19 canted bays to 2nd and 4th bays. Right-hand return is 6-window range over basement with most openings blind; tall stair window to 4th from left bay; original sashes to bay right of this. Rear is blind except for 12-pane sash right of centre. Service wing is 2-window range to front and has 12-pane sashes and patterned overlight over panelled door on the left. Garden front of wing has 3-bay opening with Tuscan columns. INTERIOR: Pevsner notes that left-hand (south east) room has fine Baroque moulded and carved plaster ceiling with quatrefoil central panel, foliage scrolls, putti and two eagles with laurel wreaths, bolection-moulded marble chimneypiece and bolection-moulded oak panelling. Right-hand (north east) room has early C19 window shutters with inner beaded detail, early C19 Greek Revival cornice and panelling in the style of c1600 which has some genuine pieces; early C19 open-well stair. SUBSIDIARY FEATURES: attached rubble kitchen garden walls with dressed stone arched doorways. HISTORY: the home of Ambrose Brewin in the C19. (The Buildings of England: Pevsner N: Devon: 1989-: 819).





Listing NGR: SS9339412551

Legacy

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Legacy System number:
485309
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.

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