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Kenwith Castle, Abbotsham

Description: Kenwith Castle

Grade: II
Date Listed: 20 February 1958
English Heritage Building ID: 91332

OS Grid Reference: SS4317727569
OS Grid Coordinates: 243177, 127569
Latitude/Longitude: 51.0260, -4.2376

Location: Abbotsham, Devon EX39 5BE

Locality: Abbotsham
Local Authority: Torridge District Council
County: Devon
Country: England
Postcode: EX39 5BE

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Listing Text

2/15 Kenwith Castle
House, now hotel. c. 1760, including earlier C18 wing to left.
Colourwashed render over coursed slatestone rubble; hipped and
gabled slate roofs; rendered stone end and ridge stacks.
Double-depth plan. Georgian Gothick style. 2 storeys.
Symmetrical front elevation of 2:3:2 fenestration, with
projecting canted 2-storey bay to centre. Pointed arches over
Gothic-style sashes with glazing bars; moulded cornice and
crenellated parapet. Left side wall has pointed arch over C20
double doors. The house is flanked by crenellated walls,
attached to 2-storey outer blocks: each wall has segmental-arched
double entries and, to left, a quatrefoil-shaped opening; block
to right is attached to another crenellated wall, approx 16m
long, and a 2-storey range forming one side of stable yard.
Interior: room to left has panelling with carved mouldings of c.
1730-40: doorway, reset in C20., has pulvinated frieze with oak
leaf and acorn carvings of c. 1730-40; also of same date are
brackets with carved swags flanking carved overmantle above fine
marble fireplace with lion's mask carved on frieze. Early C19
straight-flight staircase has wrought-iron lyre-shaped balusters
and wreathed handrail. Mid C18 panelled and round-arched doorway
to rear right.

Listing NGR: SS4317727569

This text is a legacy record and has not been updated since the building was originally listed. Details of the building may have changed in the intervening time. You should not rely on this listing as an accurate description of the building.

Source: English Heritage

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