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Mid Devon (District Authority)
National Grid Reference:
SS 95514 12476



SS9512 PHOENIX LANE, Tiverton 848-1/6/249 Raymond Penny House 12/02/52 (Formerly Listed as: OFF FORE STREET, Tiverton No.2 Hammet's Court)


House, now used as offices and surgery. c1830s, rear block removed in c1970s, rear elevation of that date. Late C20 refurbishment and alterations to the designs of David Yarham. Smooth-plastered mass wall construction, hipped slate roof with lead rolls; cast-iron rain water goods, stacks dismantled. PLAN: formerly double-depth (information from David Yarham), now single depth. 2 rooms wide with central staircase and rooms off stair landings. EXTERIOR: 3 storeys and basement with single-storey block at south-east end. 3-bay 5-window front, centre bay broken forward slightly. Steps up to central entrance with fielded panelled soffit with projecting pedimented porch on Doric columns and C20 2-leaf front door. Modillion eaves cornice. Outer bays have flush sash windows with moulded architraves, glazed with 4-pane sashes. Centre bay has similar tripartite sashes (the frames probably earlier than the glazing). Steps down to the basement at front right; area railings and walls C20. Rear elevation is late C20 but in a sympathetic style with a Tuscan porch, left and right pilasters with sunk mouldings, and a cornice which breaks forward in centre front. 4-pane sashes, except hound-headed stair sash with glazing bars. The right return has one second and one first floor 4-pane sash and a hipped roof single-storey block, which also has a modillion cornice. The left return has one ground and one first floor tripartite sash and a second floor Diocletian tripartite sash. INTERIOR: original stick baluster stair with ramped mahogany handrail and 2 round-headed timber pilastered recesses on first-floor landing. Joinery appears to be late C20. Although effectively only half a house, this building occupies a prominent position in the town and has group value with Gotham House (qv).

Listing NGR: SS9551412476


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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: 18 Jul 2004
Reference: IOE01/12844/22
Rights: Copyright IoE Mr Malcolm Thirsk. Source Historic England Archive
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