Description: Heanton Satchville
Date Listed: 10 March 1988
English Heritage Building ID: 90901
OS Grid Reference: SS5353211326
OS Grid Coordinates: -691026, -15286931
Latitude/Longitude: 1,000.0000, 1,000.0000
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SS 51 SW
4/113 Heanton Satchville
Country house, seat of Lord Clinton. Completed 1938 by Sir Walter Tapper. Rendered
stone walls with rusticated quoins. Hipped slate roof. Stone ashlar stacks.
A large house in the style of Pratt's Clarendon House, Piccadilly (1665) although
not double-pile in plan. It is more like Groombridge Place, Kent, in plan and
Plan: the main house is H-shaped on plan with the hall in the centre and cross-wings
to left and right. The left-hand cross-wing has the stairhall at the centre, the
entrance at the front and the dining room at the rear. The right-hand cross-wing
contains the library at the front and Chinese room (parlour) at the back. The
service wing is attached to the left-hand side of the left cross-wing.
Exterior: 2 storeys. Symmetrical 3 bay entrance front the outer 2 bays formed by
projecting hipped roof wings. 2:3:2 windows all 15 pane sashes apart from oculus
windows on first floor to central bay and inner face of wings. Doorway on inner
face of left-hand wing. Below the central first floor window is a heraldic shield
with cartouches either side. Right-hand elevation is symmetrical with five 15 pane
sashes and projecting lateral stack to left and right of centre. Between them is a
semi-circular stone balustraded portico on 4 Doric columns with part-glazed
doors behind. Rear garden elevation is similar 3 bay arrangement to front but with
large central lateral stack with armorial shield and 2 narrow 10-pane sash windows
to either side. Irregular service wing extends from left end of house recessed from
front with original fenestration of square section stone mullion windows.
Interior: complete with high quality late C17 style joinery including panelling,
moulded chimneypieces and doorcases and panelled doors. The massive wooden open-well
staircase has heavy turned balusters, square newels and a pulvinated closed string.
The stairwell has a moulded plaster ceiling and the stair window has some reused
stained glass, the 3 roundels with arms are said to have come from Little Marland,
Petrockstowe. The main hall has a screen of 2 columns in front of the fireplace in
the back wall. The Chinese Room has fine C18 Chinese painted wallpaper in 6 panels.
Source: The Builder 1937, Vol. II, pp. 499-502.
Listing NGR: SS5353211326
Source: English Heritage
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