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Latitude: 50.8041 / 50°48'14"N
Longitude: -3.7442 / 3°44'39"W
OS Eastings: 277190
OS Northings: 101959
OS Grid: SS771019
Mapcode National: GBR L5.YM97
Mapcode Global: FRA 361Z.33Q
Entry Name: Copplestone House
Listing Date: 26 August 1965
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1106985
English Heritage Legacy ID: 96578
Location: Copplestone, Mid Devon, Devon, EX17
District: Mid Devon
Civil Parish: Copplestone
Traditional County: Devon
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon
Church of England Parish: Down St Mary
Church of England Diocese: Exeter
SS 70 SE
Large house. Circa 1840 incorporating fragment of C16 work. Plastered rubble, the
front now exposed and centre portion of volcanic ashlar; stone rubble stacks with
plastered brick chimney shafts; slate roof.
Irregular plan. The front comprises rooms with end stacks either side of central
entrance hall and stairs. Left of centre rear wing at right angles with end stack
and right of this is a parallel service wing under separate roof. This has an
axial stack. 2 storeys with 3 storey section under a cross roof over entrance
Symmetrical 5-window 2:1:2 main front. The central bay, 3 storeys high with gable
roof breaks forward very slightly. It contains the large doorway, nor with C20
double doors and a flat-roofed Doric porch with granite columns resting on granite
steps and with moulded entablature. Above are painted stone Tudor Gothic windows,
4 lights on first floor and 3 lights on second floor. The lights have 3-centred
heads, the first floor king mullion and both second floor mullions are carved with
wreathed enrichment with crocketted finials, and both have moulded hoods with
carved labels. Each of outer 2-window bays contains C20 horned sashes without
glazing bars in eared and shouldered architraves. There is a plain eaves cornice
with shaped brackets and roof is hipped each end. Between the central bay arxi
window to right of it the wall includes half of a blocked C16 volcanic stone arch.
All the other walls are plastered. Left end wall includes an original 6-panel door
with a moulded stucco architrave and a flat hood on shaped bracket. The irregular
rear elevation includes many original windows, mostly 12-pane sashes and including
a tripartite sash in the rear block and first floor 9-pane sashes to right of it.
The service wing at left end has C19 casements and there is a pent roof along the
front carried on a series of square-section timber posts.
Interior: includes much original joinery, plaster and several chimneypieces. There
is a large stair well containing an Imperial stair, first one then 2 flights. It
has an open string, slender turned balusters, mahogany handrail, scrolled wreath
and curtail step.
Despite the blocked C16 arch in the front no other C16 features are known, and in
179 Polwbele noted that there were 'scarcely any remains of a mansion house' on
Source: Devon SMR.
Listing NGR: SS7719001959
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