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Swanston House

A Grade II Listed Building in Chudleigh, Devon

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Latitude: 50.6037 / 50°36'13"N

Longitude: -3.6016 / 3°36'5"W

OS Eastings: 286757

OS Northings: 79444

OS Grid: SX867794

Mapcode National: GBR QR.1BBT

Mapcode Global: FRA 37BG.YGB

Entry Name: Swanston House

Listing Date: 23 August 1955

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1097101

English Heritage Legacy ID: 85300

Location: Chudleigh, Teignbridge, Devon, TQ13

County: Devon

District: Teignbridge

Civil Parish: Chudleigh

Built-Up Area: Chudleigh

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

Church of England Parish: Chudleigh St Martin and St Mary

Church of England Diocese: Exeter

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Listing Text

CHUDLEIGH FORE STREET (east side), Chudleigh
SX 8679
6/44 Swanston House


Large house, subdivided into flats. Early C19 with some C20 alterations. Stone
rubble, cement rendered and blocked out; slate roof, gabled at ends of main range;
end stacks to main range, end stacks to wings.
The conversion to flats has obscured the original internal plan which was probably
originally double depth with a central entrance and 2 principal front rooms. The
flanking 1 room wide wings may be slightly later additions.
3-storey centre block, 2 storey left (south) and right (north) wings with the parapet
swept down over the wings. 1+3+1 bay symmetrical (east) garden front with some late
C20 alterations. The central half-glazed front door survives with margin glazing, a
rectangular fanlight and a flat canopy carried on timber brackets. To the left of
the door a large transomed bay window with a tented lead roof and, at the extreme
left a half glazed C20 porch giving access to the left wing. To the right of the
central door a C20 French window and a C20 door giving access to the right wing. The
first floor fenestration is intact in the central block: a 12-pane sash in the
centre, flanked by tripartite sashes, 12 panes to the centre, 4 panes to the outer
lights. 12 pane sash to left wing, 16-pane to right wing. The original second floor
fenestration is a 6-pane centre sash, a tripartite left sash has 6-panes in the
centre, 2 on the outer lights. The right hand window has been replaced by a C20
casement in an enlarged embrasure. The rear elevation has a 5 window symmetrical
elevation, + 1 window to the south wing. Central Tuscan porch with a panelled front
door with a rectangular fanlight with margin glazing and panelled reveals and soffit.
Ground and first floor windows 12-pane sashes, one a C20 reglazing; second floor
windows 6-pane sashes The 2-storey south wing adjoining at the right has an early
C19 doorcase with pilasters, a round-headed fanlight and a panelled doorhead. A
second door on the right return of the wing has a panelled round headed soffit,
panelled reveals and an arched fanlight with intersecting glazing bars.
In spite of the C20 alterations Swanston House retains an imposing east elevation and
the west elevation (visible from Fore Street) is largely intact.

Listing NGR: SX8675579447

This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.

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