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Description: Bicton House
Date Listed: 27 November 1987
English Heritage Building ID: 259090
OS Grid Reference: SJ4436314459
OS Grid Coordinates: 344363, 314459
Latitude/Longitude: 52.7249, -2.8252
BICTON C.P. BICTON
SJ 41 SW
9/30 Bicton House
House. Late C18. Red brick with some painted stone dressings. Probably slate
roof. Three storeys. Stone plinth, parapet with moulded stone coping,
returned to gable ends treated as open triangular pediments with stone
copings. Brick ridge stacks to centre and north. East front: 3 bays;
glazing bar sashes with painted stone cills and gauged-brick heads; first-
floor windows with plate glass sashes and outer second-floor windows are
blind and painted in imitation. Central first-and second-floor windows
with lugged and shouldered moulded architraves, that to first floor with
cill on 2 fluted brackets. Central 6-panelled door (lower 2 flush, upper
raised and fielded) with moulded impost band, cast-iron radial fanlight
with husk and other ornament, and Ionic doorcase consisting of fluted
three-quarter columns with fluted capitals supporting sections of entab-
lature with triglyph frieze and open triangular pediment with mutules.
Two stone steps up to door. Entrance front flanked by C18 downpipes
with moulded semi-circular lead rainwater heads. Right-hand gable end:
3 bays; glazing bar sashes. First-floor windows and central ground-and
second-floor windows are blind and painted in imitation of sashes. Raised
half-H stone panel with moulded cornice in gable above. Left-hand gable end:
1:3:1 bays; glazing bar sashes. Central full-height canted bay with
moulded stone coping to parapet. Outer second-floor windows are blind and
painted in imitation of sashes. Rear of house of 2 storeys and attic with
dormer. Interior: fine late C18 swept dog-leg oak staircase to left of
door, consisting of open string with cut brackets, balusters (2 per tread)
consisting of clustered reeds with acanthus capitals, swept handrail, and
wreathed foot newel; balustrade returning to landing. Plaster cornice to
first-floor landing with alternating dentils and paterae. Round archway
with radial fanlight between entrance hall and rear corridor.
Listing NGR: SJ4436314459
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Source: English Heritage
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