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Combe Hill Including Walls to the Walled Garden

A Grade II Listed Building in Combe Raleigh, Devon

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Latitude: 50.8217 / 50°49'18"N

Longitude: -3.198 / 3°11'52"W

OS Eastings: 315708

OS Northings: 103145

OS Grid: ST157031

Mapcode National: GBR LX.XFMK

Mapcode Global: FRA 465X.RX2

Entry Name: Combe Hill Including Walls to the Walled Garden

Listing Date: 27 January 1989

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1098052

English Heritage Legacy ID: 87110

Location: Combe Raleigh, East Devon, Devon, EX14

County: Devon

District: East Devon

Civil Parish: Combe Raleigh

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

Church of England Parish: Combe Raleigh

Church of England Diocese: Exeter

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Listing Text

SY 10 SE

6/109 Combe Hill including walls to the
- walled garden


Gentleman's villa. Described by Polwhele as "the seat of Thomas Graves Esq. Captain
the Royal Navy .... built in 1789", early C20 alterations. Rendered, stone and brick
construction, the end walls of the attic storey of framed construction; slate roof,
half hipped at ends of main range; axial stacks to main range, stack to kitchen wing
and end stack to music room.
Plan: L plan. A rectangular, double depth main range facing approximately south with
a rear right kitchen wing at right angles, entrance on east side, 3 principal rooms
facing south. Tall flint rubble walls form a service courtyard to the north of the
main range and a large walled garden beyond it. The core of the house is late C18:
the early C20 alterations involved the addition of 3 projecting bays on the garden
(south) elevation, a new stair and the addition of a single-storey music room at the
east, linked to the main range by a glazed lean-to along the east front. The early
C20 work is high quality and sympathetic to the original, extending cornices and
skirtings into the bays.
Exterior: 2 storeys. Symmetrical 3-bay south (garden) elevation with a 5-sided 2-
storey projecting bay in the centre with a peaked slate roof and canted bays to left
and right. A parapet above a bold dentil moulding breaks forward round the centre
bays The bays are glazed with early C20 small pane timber sashes. The right return
(entrance elevation) has an early C20 gabled porch with a 2-leaf half-glazed outer
door with a fanlight with spoke glazing and a window in the left return; 2-leaf half-
glazed inner door with panelled reveals. C20 tripartite timber sash to the left of
the porch, 3 first floor 12-pane sashes, 1 attic storey 12-pane sash. The glazed
lean-to giving access to the music room has small-pane windows with Gothick style
arched glazing bars. The early C20 music room has a hipped slate roof and a canted
bay on the south end with sash windows matching those in the lean-to, stack at the
north end. Tall flint rubble walls form the service courtyard and walled garden
beyond to the rear.
Interior: A mixture of late C18 and early C20 features include moulded plaster
cornices, marble chimney-pieces, high quality joinery and an Edwardian stair. The
cellars are said to represent the remains of an earlier house on the site.
Roof: The late C18 roof structure survives, adapted where it adjoins the early C20
Polwhele, R. History of Devonshire f.p. 1793, vol. II, p. 329.

Listing NGR: ST1570803145

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