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Knappe Cross

A Grade II Listed Building in Exmouth, Devon

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Latitude: 50.6401 / 50°38'24"N

Longitude: -3.389 / 3°23'20"W

OS Eastings: 301878

OS Northings: 83186

OS Grid: SY018831

Mapcode National: GBR P4.YGB8

Mapcode Global: FRA 37SC.X4T

Entry Name: Knappe Cross

Listing Date: 27 January 1981

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1416726

Location: Exmouth, East Devon, Devon, EX8

County: Devon

District: East Devon

Civil Parish: Exmouth

Built-Up Area: Exmouth

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

Church of England Parish: Withycombe Raleigh St John the Evangelist

Church of England Diocese: Exeter

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Listing Text

Knappe Cross

SY 08 SW 6/160


1908. Large house of red brick with stone dressings and clay tiled roofs in restrained Elizabethan style with Art-and-Craft influence. Two storeys and attic. Modified H-plan with gabled outer wings and three-gabled centre sections on both front and rear, and narrow intermediate bays. Asymmetrical treatment on entrance front particularly at East end. Stone mullioned and transomed wide leaded windows, many canted bays, a few trefoil heads. Tall grouped chimney stacks.

Interior has some handsome rooms with wainscoting and rich ornamental plaster to ceilings and friezes. Very good panelled doors, simple but dignified stone and granite chimney pieces, all to a high standard of craftsmanship. Small chapel on first floor has barrel vault. Arcaded screens to panelled staircase with twist balusters. Some original wardrobes, wash basins. At end a small salon in C19 French taste.

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