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Latitude: 50.7138 / 50°42'49"N
Longitude: -3.8059 / 3°48'21"W
OS Eastings: 272596
OS Northings: 92018
OS Grid: SX725920
Mapcode National: GBR QF.8625
Mapcode Global: FRA 27X6.333
Entry Name: Puddicombe House
Listing Date: 4 March 1988
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1106099
English Heritage Legacy ID: 94854
Location: Drewsteignton, West Devon, Devon, EX6
District: West Devon
Civil Parish: Drewsteignton
Traditional County: Devon
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon
Church of England Parish: Drewsteignton
Church of England Diocese: Exeter
SX 79 SW DREWSTEIGNTON
5/58 Puddicombe House
House. 1802, according to date on water tank, refurbished circa 1850-60. Plastered
stone rubble up to first floor level and cob above; stone rubble stack with
plastered brick chimneyshafts which have soffit-moulded coping; slate roof with
crested ridge tiles.
Plan: house faces south-east and is built across the hillslope. The main block has
a double depth plan with a front and rear room served by end stack either side of a
central through passage. The front section of the passage is an entrance hall
containing a geometric stair. The principal rooms are those on the front and
service rooms to rear. On the left end, set back from the front, is a 1-room plan
parlour block with an end stack and set back from the front of this and projecting
to rear at right angles is a low service wing. Main house is 2 storeys with attics.
Exterior: main block has a symmetrical 3-window front of large C20 casements
without glazing bars, replacements of similar mid C19 windows some of which survive
elsewhere. Central doorway contains mid C19 part-glazed and panelled double doors
with panelled reveals behind a possibly early C19 Doric porch with fluted pilasters,
square-section columns, moulded entablature, low pitched roof and sitting on a
flight of limestone steps. Plain eaves and roof is hipped each end and contains 2
dormer windows with hipped roofs. This main front has lost its stucco detail but
this survives on the rear and ancillary wings. There the plaster is lightly incised
as ashlar and there are flat corner pilasters and eaves cornice. The windows have
moulded stucco architraves and their sills are supported on shaped consoles. The
4-window rear is not symmetrical. Rear doorway has a gabled porch with segmental
outer arch with a similar moulded architrave and there is a moulded stucco laurel
Good interior is little modernised since the C19 and includes some high quality,
joinery detail. For instance the entrance hall contains a timber arcade in front of
the open string geometric stair with stick balusters, shaped stair brackets, turned
newel posts and mahogany handrail. The main rooms have fielded panel doors, moulded
plaster cornices and some have Adams-style chimneypieces.
Puddicombe House is an attractive landscape feature overlooking a broad valley in
the direction of Drewsteignton village.
Listing NGR: SX7259692018
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