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Date Listed: 9 February 1961
English Heritage Building ID: 100548
OS Grid Reference: SX8465662842
OS Grid Coordinates: 284656, 62842
Latitude/Longitude: 50.4540, -3.6261
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SX 86 SW BERRY POMEROY AFTON
Country house in use as an hotel. Circa late C16 with C18 wings remodelled in
early C19. The late C16 house is the north-east range. Roughcast stone rubble.
Slate roof with gabled ends. Two storeys. Long five-window range. C18 two,
three and four-light casements with glazing bars. Gabled two-storey porch to
left of centre with round-arch doorway with C20 casement above. Inner doorway
to cross passage has heavy moulded wooden doorframe and original moulded and
panelled nail-studded door. A similar doorframe at opposite end of cross
passage and a round-arched stone porch now within the building. The rear porch
can be seen at the back in a yard which is formed by the addition of two C18
wings which form a U-shaped plan. The wings are roughcast stone with low
pitched hipped slate roofs with paired brackets to eaves soffit. Two storeys.
South front seven bays. Sash window with glazing bars. Central doorway with
porch with Tuscan columns supporting entablature with pulvinated frieze and
pediment, bolection moulded door. West elevation 1:4:1 bays of sashes complete
with glazing bars. Rendered chimney stacks with cornices, one at gable end of
original house. Interior: Ground floor room with niche with segmental arch and
fluted pilasters, and moulded plaster cornice. Two rooms with C18 chimney
pieces and moulded plaster cornices, one with frieze. C18 staircase with two
balusters per tread and moulded handrail ramped up to column newels.
Listing NGR: SX8465662842
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Source: English Heritage
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