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Leslie House

A Grade II* Listed Building in Kenton, Devon

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Coordinates

Latitude: 50.6386 / 50°38'18"N

Longitude: -3.4663 / 3°27'58"W

OS Eastings: 296410

OS Northings: 83125

OS Grid: SX964831

Mapcode National: GBR P2.MKF0

Mapcode Global: FRA 37MD.3DF

Entry Name: Leslie House

Listing Date: 11 November 1952

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1097682

English Heritage Legacy ID: 85923

Location: Kenton, Teignbridge, Devon, EX6

County: Devon

District: Teignbridge

Civil Parish: Kenton

Built-Up Area: Kenton

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

Church of England Parish: Kenton All Saints

Church of England Diocese: Exeter

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Listing Text

KENTON SOUTH TOWN, Kenton
SX 98 SE

6/258 Leslie House
11.11.52

GV II*


House, said to have been dower house to Powderham Castle. C18 with early C19
alterations. Whitewashed and stuccoed, said to be framed with brick infill; 2 span
slate roof, behind a parapet; end stacks.
Plan: Double depth plan, 2 rooms wide with a central entrance into a passage
containing the stair. All four ground floor rooms have good plaster cornices and it
is not clear where the original kitchen was, possibly in the basement. A single-
storey rear left lean-to is probably a later addition.
Exterior: 3 storey and basement. Symmetrical 3-bay front with high quality detail
and original windows. Rusticated plinth, deep cornice below parapet with a dentil
frieze, carried out round the 3 storey canted bays to left and right. White steps up
to a central panelled front door with a semi-circular fanlight with wrought iron
decoration including the initials H and C for Courtenay. Good doorcase with Roman
Ionic columns supporting a pediment above a cornice with a dentil frieze. 12-pane
sash above front door with a pediment and eared shouldered architraves; 6 over 3 sash
in the centre of the second floor. The canted bays have cornices and 12-pane sashes.
The rear elevation also has C18 sash windows, paired to the left and right.
Interior: Plaster cornices to the ground floor, good C18 stair with an open string
with turned balusters. The front left room has an extremely fine scagliola
chimneypiece, said to have originated at Powderham Castle, with flanking niches with
dentil cornices.


Listing NGR: SX9641083125

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