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Moreleigh House, Halwell and Moreleigh

Description: Moreleigh House

Grade: II
Date Listed: 26 April 1993
English Heritage Building ID: 101251

OS Grid Reference: SX7634352400
OS Grid Coordinates: 276343, 52400
Latitude/Longitude: 50.3585, -3.7397

Location: Parsonage Lane, Halwell, Devon TQ9 7JN

Locality: Halwell and Moreleigh
Local Authority: South Hams District Council
County: Devon
Country: England
Postcode: TQ9 7JN

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Listing Text


9/339 Moreleigh House


Rectory, now a private house. Circa 1830-40. Roughcast stone rubble. Slate
hung on right hand (west) side and at the back (south). Slurried scantle
slate hipped roof with paired brackets to the soffits of the deep eaves.
Moulded cast iron gutter. Chimney stacks on left and right side walls have
rendered shafts.
Plan: Square double depth plan. The central entrance passage leads to the
stair well at the centre at the back. The 2 principal rooms are on the left,
the front room is probably the drawing room with the dining room behind. To
the right of the staircase at the back a smaller room is possibly a study.
At the front to the right of the entrance passage there is a living room or
servants' hall. This room is smaller than the front left hand room because
of the 2 large cupboards which are taken out of it on the right hand side of
the entrance passage. The axial corridor behind the left hand front room
provides access from the stairhall to the kitchen and pentry in a
contemporary single storey lean-to outshut on the right hand side of the
house. The kitchen is at the front of the outshut and the pantry is at the
back, the two separated by a short passage with access from a side doorway
with a porch.
Exterior: 2 storeys. Symmetrical 5 bay front with wide corner pilaster
strips and band at first floor level. Original C19 12-pane sashes. Central
round-headed doorway with semi-circular fanlight with radiating glazing bars
and fielded six-panel door, the bottom panels flush; the doorway is set in a
shallow coved recess with projecting flanking pilasters having Greek key motif
design and supporting a flat roof cancopy with a moulded conrice and panelled
soffit. To the right set back slightly the parapeted front wall of the single
storey lean-to service range at the side; the front wall has a blind corridor
at the front in a shallow segmental headed recess. To the side of the lean-to
a single storey hipped roof porch with a flush panel door at the front.
There are no windows on the left side of the house. The back of the house
is entirely slate hung; 2 ground floor and 2 first floor windows, symmetrical
except for the mid floor level stair window which is slightly to left of
centre; all the windows including the stair window are the original C19 12-
pane sashes. To the left set back is the rear wall of the single storey
lean-to service range its slate hung parqueted back wall is blind. The left
hand (west) side of the lean-to has C19 casement windows.
Interior: The plan and C19 joinery is intact, including moulded 6-panel
doors, panelled window shutters and an open well staircase with stick
balusters and a moulded mahogany handrail wreathed over the curtail with a
twisted wrought iron newel; the open string treat-ends have shaped brackets
with scroll and flower design. The rear left hand room has local Devonian
limestone chimneypiece.

Listing NGR: SX7634352400

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Source: English Heritage

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