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Description: Leigh Court
Date Listed: 25 February 1955
English Heritage Building ID: 271041
OS Grid Reference: ST1997618783
OS Grid Coordinates: 319976, 118783
Latitude/Longitude: 50.9629, -3.1409
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0 PITMINSTER CP
9/94 Leigh Court
Rectory, now dwelling. Circa 1837. Render over rubble, shallow pitch hipped slate roof,
boxed eaves, renewed moulded cornice, roughcast stacks flanking central bay and rising
on returns. Double pile facing west, service wing set back to north-east. Two storeys,
2:1:2 bays, centre bay breaks forward slightly with pedimented top projecting through
eaves,pilaster quoins, 12-pane sashes with moulded architraves lugged on first floor
with sills on console brackets, ground floor console brackets to projecting lintels,
central projecting, canted Ionic porch, curved entrance facade wall with blind niches
and pilaster responds flanking panelled door, originally 2-leaf, with rectangular leaded
light. Right return (south front) 1:3:1 bays with central full height projecting canted
bay, 12-pane sashes first floor, ground floor left inserted C20 French windows, central
window altered C20, end bay right flat roofed hexagonal bay with many paned lights.
Interior: the main feature of interest is the full height stair case hall with a screen
of Ionic columns and entablature on 3 sides at ground floor level, Corinthian column
screen to first floor gallery, and an unusual wrought iron balustrade of serpents and
C scrolls to cantilever stone stair; conservatory opening off hall on east front. The
house is reputed to have been built by the rector, the Rev Henry Tippetts Tucker, a fire
having destroyed the earlier rectory and manor house circa 1837. (Anon, Parish and Parish
Church of St Michael, Angersleigh, no date;Photoqraph in NMR).
Listing NGR: ST1997618783
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Source: English Heritage
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