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Sandwell, Harberton

Description: Sandwell

Grade: II
Date Listed: 9 February 1961
English Heritage Building ID: 101286

OS Grid Reference: SX7596759250
OS Grid Coordinates: 275967, 59250
Latitude/Longitude: 50.4200, -3.7473

Location: Harberton, Devon TQ9 7LL

Locality: Harberton
Local Authority: South Hams District Council
County: Devon
Country: England
Postcode: TQ9 7LL

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Listing Text


SX75NE Sandwell



Country house. Circa 1830 with circa early C20 extension. Stuccoed stone
rubble, roughcast at rear. Welsh slate low-pitched hipped roof with paired
brackets to deep eaves soffit. Lead rolls to hips. Rendered chimney stacks.
Red brick stack to circa early C20 extension.
Plan: Square plan with central enttrance and stair hall with principal rooms
either side and service rooms to rear. Early C20 right hand (east) addition
extending south front elevation in similar style.
Exterior: 2 storeys. South front 2:1:2 bays of original house with centre
bay slightly advanced, the eaves breaking forward with hipped roof above.
Central porch with 2 pairs of Tuscan columns and rebuilt timber entablature,
panelled and glazed double doors and panelled reveals. All original sash
windows with glazing bars, the ground storey tall 15-pane sashes with low
sills, first storey left and right 12-pane sashes and first storey centre
wider 16-pane sash. Band at first floor level continued to right over early
C20 extension which is built in same style and has continuous bracketed eaves
and sash windows with glazing bars, centre ground floor window is garden
casement. West elevation is symmetrical 1:2:1 bays, left and right advanced
slightly, first floor 12-pane sashes, ground floor right 15-pane sash, the
other ground storey windows are garden casements. Small service wing
adjoining north east, square on plan with pyramid slate roof and 4 tiers of
pigeon holes on first storey with slate flint ledges. On ground storey,
probably reused, for-light ovolo-moulded timber mullion window with circa
early C19 casements with glazing bars. Linked to rear of east side by short
range with lower roof.
Interior: The early C19 interior is largely intact. Central stair hall has
geometric staircase at rear in rounded stairwell with oval lantern. The stair
case has stick balusters and wreathed handrail. Moulded plaster cornice to
stairwell and hall. Most of the original joinery survives including panelled
doors and moulded door architraves, panelled window shutters and wainscoting.
Moulded plaster cornices and ceiling centrepieces. Rear (north west) room has
good moulded cornice with acanthus and guilloche frieze and wooden
chimneypiece with urns and festoons. The early C20 east wing has early C20
chimneypiece with niches flanked by Ionic pilasters.

Listing NGR: SX7596759250

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Source: English Heritage

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