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Slewton House

A Grade II Listed Building in Whimple, Devon

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Coordinates

Latitude: 50.7695 / 50°46'10"N

Longitude: -3.3513 / 3°21'4"W

OS Eastings: 304806

OS Northings: 97522

OS Grid: SY048975

Mapcode National: GBR P5.TSN0

Mapcode Global: FRA 37W1.S7V

Entry Name: Slewton House

Listing Date: 24 October 1988

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1098092

English Heritage Legacy ID: 87001

Location: Whimple, East Devon, Devon, EX5

County: Devon

District: East Devon

Civil Parish: Whimple

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

Church of England Parish: Whimple St Mary

Church of England Diocese: Exeter

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Listing Text

WHIMPLE
SY 0497-0597
10/245 Slewton House
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GV II

House. Mid - late C17 (maybe earlier) origins, thoroughly refurbished and enlarged
in the mid C19. Plastered local stone rubble, parts may be cob; stone rubble and
brick stacks with plastered brick chimneyshafts; slate roof.
Plan: basically a U-plan house. The main entrance front faces south-east. It has
a 2-room -and-through-passage plan with a 2-room plan parlour crosswing projecting
to rear on the left (south-west) end. The room to right of the passage is a service
room with a projecting gable-end stack. Maybe it was the kitchen. A service wing
projects at right angles to rear and it has a gable-end stack. The room to left of
the passage shares an axial stack with the adjoining room of the crosswing. The
rear parlour has an end stack. The passage leads back to a stair hall between the
rear blocks and another room alongside the parlour. Wing has a lateral stack.
The service end and rear block show evidence of a mid - late C17 house but most is
the result of a thorough refurbishment of the mid C19.
House is 2 storeys.
Exterior: on the entrance front the end of the parlour crosswing is blind and
flanked with panelled stucco pilasters with acanthus motif tops. To right a
symmetrical 3-window front of attractive mid C19 casements with a margin-pane
pattern of glazing bars to the ground floor with plain C20 casements to the first
floor. These windows are arranged around the passsage front doorway which contains
a mid C19 4-panel door with overlight and contemporary simple flat-roofed Tuscan
porch with slender piers. The parlour wing garden front (to south-west) has a
complete symmetrical 3-window front of similar mid C19 casements with margin-pane
pattern of glazing bars. Here the ground floor windows are French windows, one each
side of a central round-headed niche. Here too are flanking stucco panelled
pilasters with moulded acanthus-motif caps. Eaves are carried on pairs of shaped
timber brackets. The roof this side is hipped both ends. The entrance front roof
is gable-ended to right. At the back the original mid C19 fenestration is
essentially intact and uses the same margin pane casements except on the outer
(north-east) side of the service wing where they are contemporary casements
containing rectangular panes of leaded glass.
Interior: is largely mid C19 and includes a great deal of joinery and other detail
from that time. The rignt end of the main block however shows mid - late C17
crossbeams, chamfered with cut diagonal stops. Roof not inspected but it is said
that no roof trusses show at first floor level.
Slewton House has earlier origins but it must be regarded essentially as a mid C19
house, modest but very attractive and well-preserved. These margin -panes casement
windows appear to be the product of a local workshop and a feature of a few adjacent
parishes here.


Listing NGR: SY0480697522

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