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Garden Building About 100 Metres North of Combe House

A Grade II Listed Building in Gittisham, Devon

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Latitude: 50.7746 / 50°46'28"N

Longitude: -3.2175 / 3°13'2"W

OS Eastings: 314251

OS Northings: 97925

OS Grid: SY142979

Mapcode National: GBR P9.9DRZ

Mapcode Global: FRA 4741.J9X

Entry Name: Garden Building About 100 Metres North of Combe House

Listing Date: 27 January 1989

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1098027

English Heritage Legacy ID: 87146

Location: Gittisham, East Devon, Devon, EX14

County: Devon

District: East Devon

Civil Parish: Gittisham

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

Church of England Parish: Gittisham St Michael

Church of England Diocese: Exeter

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Listing Text

SY 19 NW

7/145 Garden building about 100 metres
- north of Combe House


Garden building described on a survey plan of the late C18 as a greenhouse. Probably
built for Thomas Putt, known as Black Tom Putt, squire of Combe 1757-87. Rendered
brick, the front elevation faced with ashlar masonry. Classical.
Plan: Rectangular on plan, facing south towards the house. A small enclosed room has
been built within the north-east corner.
Exterior: Symmetrical 5-bay front with a pediment and a parapet above a moulded
cornice. 5 absolutely plain square-headed openings on the front, presumably
originally glazed. The left (west) return has a Venetian window with glazing bars,
the centre light a sash window.
Interior: paved with large red tiles.
'Black Tom Putt' and his wife, a Tiverton heiress, planted the pleasure grounds north
of the house and an apple, developed on the estate was called the Tom Putt apple.
Group value with Combe House and associated buildings. The gardens at Combe are
grade II on the Register of Parks and Gardens of special historic interest in
England, Ref; SY 1497 G132.

Hussey, Christopher, 'Combe', Country Life, June 9, 1955, 1486-87; June 16, 1955,

Photograph in NMR.

Listing NGR: SY1424697924

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