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Description: Ashprington House
Date Listed: 9 February 1961
English Heritage Building ID: 100921
OS Grid Reference: SX8177857049
OS Grid Coordinates: 281778, 57049
Latitude/Longitude: 50.4014, -3.6648
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SX85NW Stancombe Linhays
House Circa 1780, reduced in circa mid C20. Rendered stone rubble with
rusticated quions. Low pitched hipped asbestos slate roof with deep eaves.
The original house was 3 storeys with a modillion cornice. Rendered axial
Plan: Double depths plan with 2 relatively small principal front rooms and
a wide central entrance hall leading to a large stairwell at the back. 2
deep back rooms flanking and projecting at the back beyond the stairwell. The
original house was 3 storeys and the rear left hand part of the house. In the
mid C20 the house was reduced to 2 storeys, the rear left hand room raised to
2 storeys and the back range demolished to form a regular approximately square
Exterior: storeys, basement and attic (originally 3 storeys). Symmetrical
3 bays. 12-pane sashes, only the first floor centre is original C19 sash.
Central doorway with side lights and rectangular overlight with radial glazing
bars and fielded panel double doors; The portico with columns and
entablature is a replacement of the original and has glazed sides and front;
it is standing on marble steps. C20 segmented roofed dormers with 9-pane
The right had return is 3 bays, the left had window to the front room is a
bow of 3 12-pane carved sashes with a slate roof. The other windows on this
side are C20 12-pane sashes, similar bow on the left hand return but its
carved sashes are C20 replacements, and tripartite sashes to the left.
The rear elevation: the eaves are carried over a central recess which has a
tall square-headed stair window with glazing bars.
Interior: The left hand room has a moulded plaster cornice and ceiling border
with Vitruvian scroll decoration and a mid C19 white marble chimneypiece with
a bracketed marble shelf. The right hand room has a modillion cornice and
a C20 Adam style chimneypiece. Original C18 fielded panel doors. The
entrance hall has a cyma moulded cornice and a large elliptical arch to the
stairhall behind with a fielded panel intrados. A good mahogany hand rail
ramped up to turned column newels; the open string has scrolled tread ends.
The owner possesses photographs of the house before it was altered in the mid
Listing NGR: SX8177857049
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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