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Pownes House

A Grade II* Listed Building in Crediton, Devon

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Coordinates

Latitude: 50.7909 / 50°47'27"N

Longitude: -3.6625 / 3°39'45"W

OS Eastings: 282913

OS Northings: 100349

OS Grid: SS829003

Mapcode National: GBR L8.ZHZ7

Mapcode Global: FRA 3760.4Y5

Entry Name: Pownes House

Listing Date: 19 March 1951

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1197105

English Heritage Legacy ID: 387021

Location: Crediton, Mid Devon, Devon, EX17

County: Devon

District: Mid Devon

Civil Parish: Crediton

Built-Up Area: Crediton

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

Church of England Parish: Crediton

Church of England Diocese: Exeter

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Listing Text


CREDITON

SS826000 HIGH STREET
672-1/5/72 (South side)
19/03/51 No.52
Pownes House

GV II*

Town house. Circa 1740. Flemish bond brick to the front
elevation, the joints with traces of red mortar but no clear
evidence of tuck pointing, English bond brick to the rear;
roofed with small tiles, probably replacing slate; stacks with
brick shafts with corbelled caps. Plan: Double depth, 2 rooms
wide, with a wide central stair hall.
Exterior: 2 storeys and attic. Finely-detailed and very
unaltered 5-bay front, the centre 3 bays slightly broken
forward. 2 granite steps up to front door with 8 fielded
panels. Pedimented doorcase with fluted pilasters, a triglyph
frieze and mutules to the pediment. All windows have moulded
flush frames and flat guaged brick arches with projecting
keyblocks. Original 12-pane sashes throughout, including some
panes of crown glass. First floor sashes have thick glazing
bars.The rear elevation has a fine rear door, the top panels
glazed, with curving panels below the middle rail. One
original 12-pane flush frame sash with a segmental head to
ground floor left. Other windows are timber sashes and
casements, mostly in original embrasures with two blocked
windows. Flat roofed projecting rear right bay with 3-round
headed glazed 2-pane doors with transoms.
Interior: Good interior. Fine open well stair with an open
string turned balusters with square necking, shaped brackets
and a dado with fielded panels with a moulded rail. Joinery
includes deep skirtings panelled shutters and doors with
fielded panels; 2-panel doors on the first floor. Original
chimney pieces survive including Ashburton marble in ground
floor front left room, 2 timber chimney pieces on the first
floor. The rear left room has early C18 wall panelling and a
timber boxed cornice panelling and cornice reused and extended
into Edwardian bay. Chimney piece flanked by fluted pilasters
with a triglyph frieze above a single panel: this is so close
in design to No 11, Union Road (q.v.) that it suggests the
same design. Late C18 chimney piece with plain Italian marble
lintel and jambs framed by an Adam style pilasters with a boar
hunting scene in a panel in the centre. Circa 1860 sencaustic
tiling throughout the entrance passage. First floor rooms to
front flank a pair of closets. Service stair to attic,
formerly for servants. Roof: 3 trusses with threaded purlins
and vertical posts from the tie beams to the principals;
struts above the collars, all fixed with pegs. A very complete
mid C18 town house.


Listing NGR: SS8291300349

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