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Latitude: 50.5189 / 50°31'7"N
Longitude: -3.7747 / 3°46'29"W
OS Eastings: 274279
OS Northings: 70292
OS Grid: SX742702
Mapcode National: GBR QG.VN0V
Mapcode Global: FRA 27ZP.H6Z
Entry Name: Hele House
Listing Date: 10 May 1973
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1200964
English Heritage Legacy ID: 375987
Location: Ashburton, Teignbridge, Devon, TQ13
Civil Parish: Ashburton
Traditional County: Devon
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon
Church of England Parish: Ashburton St Andrew
Church of England Diocese: Exeter
849-1/5/240 Hele House
Formerly known as: Lower Hele.
Large house, now sub-divided. Late C18, considerably extended
mid C19. Solid rendered walls. Slated roof, hipped to left.
Rendered chimneys. Double-fronted, double-depth house with
centre entrance hall and staircase wing at either side, that
to left believed to be late C18. Two storeys with garret. 6
windows wide. Main body of house has centre doorway with
moulded frame and cornice. 2-storeyed bow window to right with
6 and 4-paned sashes. Square bay window to left of ground
storey; 6 and 4-paned sashes, Grecian incised decoration,
bracketed cornice. 2 6-paned sash windows in upper storey.
Bracketed eaves-cornice. Wing to left has 6-paned sashes.
Interior: main body of house has wooden staircase with thin
square balusters and shaped step-ends. 1973 list refers to
arched stair window with interlaced bars at head. The 2 front
rooms have good marble chimneypieces. Door with incised Greek
decoration in left wing. Interior only partly inspected. House
was known as Lower Hele until at least mid C19. In 1846 a
newspaper advertisement referred to it as "erected a few years
since" but left unfinished.
(The Times: 1.6.1846: P12).
Listing NGR: SX7427970292
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