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Brixton House, Brixton

Description: Brixton House

Grade: II
Date Listed: 19 July 1984
English Heritage Building ID: 100284

OS Grid Reference: SX5524152189
OS Grid Coordinates: 255241, 52189
Latitude/Longitude: 50.3518, -4.0361

Location: A379, Brixton, Devon PL8 2AL

Locality: Brixton
Local Authority: South Hams District Council
County: Devon
Country: England
Postcode: PL8 2AL

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Listing Text

Brixton House


House. Circa late C18 or early C19 house with west front added in 1835 by George
Wightwick for Henry Collins-Splatt, and with circa 1850 and late C19 alterations.
Rendered stone. The original house has double span gable-ended slate roof. The west
front has slate hipped roof. Parapet, moulded cornice and moulded string course.
Two storeys. Five bays. Sash windows with glazing bars moulded eaved architraves.
Right hand windows blind. Centre first floor Venetian window with blind side lights,
cornice, and pediment on consoles over centre light. Ground floor large circa 1850,
porch and porte-cochiere with Corinthian pilastered corner piers and two Corinthian
columns between supporting an entablature with a balustrade. South garden front has
mid C19 two storey square and splayed bays. Interior: Corinthian columns to hall
screen. Hall also has later C19 Jacobean style wooden chimneypiece and staircase.
Drawing room has marble chimneypiece with iron stove on casters which allow it
to be drawn forward for cleaning. Circa 1900 chimneypiece in dining room. There
is a monument in the church to Henry Collins-Splatt 1800-1891. Reference H Colvin,
Biographical Directory of British Architects.

Listing NGR: SX5529552181

This text is a legacy record and has not been updated since the building was originally listed. Details of the building may have changed in the intervening time. You should not rely on this listing as an accurate description of the building.

Source: English Heritage

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