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Cross House

A Grade II* Listed Building in Bishopsteignton, Devon

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Latitude: 50.5533 / 50°33'11"N

Longitude: -3.5397 / 3°32'22"W

OS Eastings: 291019

OS Northings: 73742

OS Grid: SX910737

Mapcode National: GBR P1.29JH

Mapcode Global: FRA 37GL.QT4

Entry Name: Cross House

Listing Date: 23 August 1955

Last Amended: 2 December 1988

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1097762

English Heritage Legacy ID: 85717

Location: Bishopsteignton, Teignbridge, Devon, TQ14

County: Devon

District: Teignbridge

Civil Parish: Bishopsteignton

Built-Up Area: Bishopsteignton

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

Church of England Parish: Bishopsteignton St John the Baptist

Church of England Diocese: Exeter

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Listing Text

In the entry for:

(south side),

13/54 Cross House (formerly
listed as No 1 (Cross

the entry shall be amended to include a grade: II* (star)


SX 9073-9713 BISHOPSTEIGNTON FORE STREET (south side),
13/54 Cross House
(formerly listed as No 1
23.8.55 (Cross House))


Villa. Circa 1830 with some minor C20 alterations. Colourwashed stuccoed stone 2-
span hipped slate roof, the very deep eaves extended over a 2-tier verandah on 3
sides ; roof of service wing half-hipped at end ; brick stacks, mostly with rendered
shafts ; timber bellcote with a tented roof on main block.
Plan: Main block double depth, rectangular on plan, 2 rooms wide with an entrance on
the south-east side into a heated entrance hall containing the stair ; service wing
and smaller service block to the north-east, adjacent to Fore Street.
Exterior: Exceptionally attractive with a 2 tier trellis verandah on timber posts on
3 sides with pointed arched first floor openings, the upper tier with an ornamental
timber balustrade, the ground floor of the verandah screened off at the west and
south corners to form small sheltered summer-houses with large round windows with
glazing bars in the form of a flower. 2 storeys and attic, the service block 3
storeys. 7 bays to the verandah on the south-east (entrance) elevation ; half-glazed
C19 front door with a pointed arched fanlight with intersecting glazing bars and
French windows with margin panes to left and right. At the left end the verandah is
screened off with a large round window with glazing bars. 3 first floor French
windows, the upper panes with pointed arched glazing bars. 5-bay verandah to south-
west (garden) elevation; at the right end the verandah has been filled in re-using
C19 French windows with timber sashes at the extreme right end, presumably replacing
the original round window, onew of which survives intact in the left end summerhouse.
1 French window in situ to ground floor left, 3 first floor French window similar to
those on the entrance elevation. The north-west (garden) elevation has a 5-bay
verandah and 2 ground and 2 first floor French windows similar to the other
elevations ; round window to summerhouse at west corner (at the right end). The left
end of the verandah has been filled in with glazing with a polygonal C20 greenhouse
attached. The north-east elevation, facing Fore Street, is 3 storeys with a mixture
of timber sashes and casements to the service block which has a doorway from the
street. A round-headed stair window in the main block lights the entrance hall. A
tall stone rubble retaining wall to the garden extends along the north-east side of
Fore Street.
Interior: Very intact. Stick baluster stair with wreathed handrail ; marble
chimneypieces to entrance hall and principal ground floor rooms, timber chimney-
pieces to upper storeys. Moulded plaster cornices, the principal rooms with friezes
(possibly of compressed paper) ; joinery complete with doors, skirting boards and
An unusually complete gentleman's villa of the early C19 with a particularly
attractive verandah ; in a prominent position in Fore Street.

Listing NGR: SX9101973742

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