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Ashprington House

A Grade II Listed Building in Ashprington, Devon

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Coordinates

Latitude: 50.4014 / 50°24'5"N

Longitude: -3.6648 / 3°39'53"W

OS Eastings: 281778

OS Northings: 57049

OS Grid: SX817570

Mapcode National: GBR QP.205D

Mapcode Global: FRA 376Z.Q1M

Entry Name: Ashprington House

Listing Date: 9 February 1961

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1108390

English Heritage Legacy ID: 100921

Location: Ashprington, South Hams, Devon, TQ9

County: Devon

District: South Hams

Civil Parish: Ashprington

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

Church of England Parish: Ashprington St David

Church of England Diocese: Exeter

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Listing Text

ASHPRINGTON

SX85NW Stancombe Linhays
6/11

9.2.61 II

House Circa 1780, reduced in circa mid C20. Rendered stone rubble with
rusticated quions. Low pitched hipped asbestos slate roof with deep eaves.
The original house was 3 storeys with a modillion cornice. Rendered axial
stacks.
Plan: Double depths plan with 2 relatively small principal front rooms and
a wide central entrance hall leading to a large stairwell at the back. 2
deep back rooms flanking and projecting at the back beyond the stairwell. The
original house was 3 storeys and the rear left hand part of the house. In the
mid C20 the house was reduced to 2 storeys, the rear left hand room raised to
2 storeys and the back range demolished to form a regular approximately square
block.
Exterior: storeys, basement and attic (originally 3 storeys). Symmetrical
3 bays. 12-pane sashes, only the first floor centre is original C19 sash.
Central doorway with side lights and rectangular overlight with radial glazing
bars and fielded panel double doors; The portico with columns and
entablature is a replacement of the original and has glazed sides and front;
it is standing on marble steps. C20 segmented roofed dormers with 9-pane
sashes.
The right had return is 3 bays, the left had window to the front room is a
bow of 3 12-pane carved sashes with a slate roof. The other windows on this
side are C20 12-pane sashes, similar bow on the left hand return but its
carved sashes are C20 replacements, and tripartite sashes to the left.
The rear elevation: the eaves are carried over a central recess which has a
tall square-headed stair window with glazing bars.
Interior: The left hand room has a moulded plaster cornice and ceiling border
with Vitruvian scroll decoration and a mid C19 white marble chimneypiece with
a bracketed marble shelf. The right hand room has a modillion cornice and
a C20 Adam style chimneypiece. Original C18 fielded panel doors. The
entrance hall has a cyma moulded cornice and a large elliptical arch to the
stairhall behind with a fielded panel intrados. A good mahogany hand rail
ramped up to turned column newels; the open string has scrolled tread ends.
The owner possesses photographs of the house before it was altered in the mid
C20.


Listing NGR: SX8177857049

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