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Latitude: 50.8383 / 50°50'17"N
Longitude: -4.0236 / 4°1'25"W
OS Eastings: 257606
OS Northings: 106254
OS Grid: SS576062
Mapcode National: GBR KS.WGJ1
Mapcode Global: FRA 26GW.G7Q
Entry Name: Ash House
Listing Date: 20 February 1952
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1105228
English Heritage Legacy ID: 93210
Location: Iddesleigh, West Devon, Devon, EX19
District: West Devon
Civil Parish: Iddesleigh
Traditional County: Devon
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon
Church of England Parish: Iddesleigh St James
Church of England Diocese: Exeter
SS 50 NE
Country house. Early-mid C18 with C19 additions. Stucco walls with joint lining.
Low pitch hipped slate roof to main block, mansard slate roof to rear wing. 4 axial
Plan: 3 principal rooms in front range, central one is extrance hall and has stairs
behind in projection with offices to their right. To the left of the stairs the
kitchen and service wing extends to the rear. Early C19 addition at right-hand end.
Exterior: 2 and 3 storeys. Symmetrical 7-window front, divided into 3 bays by
pilasters with pediment above central bay. Early C19 or facsimile 12-pane sashes on
first floor with projecting keystones above, similar windows to central bay on
ground floor. Outer 2 bays have early to mid C19 semi-circular bays each with 3
sash windows divided by fluted pilasters which have ball finials to flat roofs.
Central stone ashlar Doric porch with angle pilasters and column either side of
roundheaded doorway which has moulded imposts and projecting keystone. C20 plank
double doors. Semi-circular fanlight above with radial glazing bars. Porch has
stone balustered parapet imitating that to roof of main range which has lions
holding armorial shields. Heraldic plaque in pediment. Early C19 1-window front
addition recessed from right-hand end with bay window on ground floor. Rear
elevation has central hipped roof stair projection with large Venetian window which
has marginal glazing bars. Large 3-storey service wing projecting to the right with
stone rubble courtyard wall extending from its left side across the rear of the
house with central pedimented gateway which has finial above and segmental headed
Interior: early C19 6-panel doors. Left-hand principal room has early C19 marble
chimneypiece. Simple probably contemporary panelling with chair rail. Key pattern
plaster frieze is probably original with dentilled cornice above. Simple moulding
to edge of ceiling with circular design at centre and ceiling rose in low relief.
Pilastered doorcases. Central room has original chimneypiece with richly decorated
frieze and consoles to either side. Geometric design plaster ceiling likely to be
C19. Right-hand room has simple moulded panels with chair rail - probably C19 and
restored in C20. Original panel above fireplace has projecting corners with shell
motif at centre and delicate trailing foliage down either side. Contemporary
chimneypiece has shouldered architrave and central panel with floral design.
Plaster low relief rib ceiling with several bands in rectangular form with small
circle at either end. Dentilled cornice with egg and dart moulding above.
Open string staircase with moulded turned balusters and carved tread ends.
Listing NGR: SS5760606254
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