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Latitude: 50.7936 / 50°47'37"N
Longitude: -3.3169 / 3°19'0"W
OS Eastings: 307276
OS Northings: 100166
OS Grid: ST072001
Mapcode National: GBR LR.Z7J2
Mapcode Global: FRA 36YZ.TWS
Entry Name: Rydon House
Listing Date: 22 February 1955
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1098104
English Heritage Legacy ID: 86929
Location: Talaton, East Devon, Devon, EX5
District: East Devon
Civil Parish: Talaton
Traditional County: Devon
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon
Church of England Parish: Talaton St James the Apostle
Church of England Diocese: Exeter
ST 00 SE
3/173 Rydon House
Small country house. 1822 according to a date in the roof, later C19 service wing.
Stucco on brick; brick stacks with plastered chimneyshafts; slate roof.
Plan: the double depth plan house faces north. It is 2 rooms wide and 2 deep.
There is a front room either side of the central entrance hall and the stairs rise
between the front and back left rooms. The rooms are heated by axial stacks. The
service block is lower and on the left (west) end. It is set back from the main
front and projects to rear. It has a 2-room plan with an axial stack between. The
house is 2 storeys.
Exterior: the main front has a symmetrical 3-window front of original sash windows;
the ground floor ones have 20 panes and the first floor ones have 16 panes. The
central bay breaks forward very slightly above the central doorway. This contains
double doors each containing one upright fielded panel. The fanlight contains a
curvilinear pattern of glazing bars, there are panelled reveals and a flat-roofed
porch with a slightly moulded entablature and Ionic columns. There is a stucco flat
platband across the front at first floor level, a moulded eaves cornice and parapet.
The low pitch roof is made up of 2 parallel roofs hipped each end. The right (east)
front is in the same style and has a 4-window front of ground floor 20-pane sashes
and first floor 16-pane sashes. The rear is plainer and has an irregular 2-window
front which includes 16 -, 20 - and 25 - pane sashes. The service block is lower
and it contains mostly C19 and C20 casements with glazing bars but also the front
end contains a 20-pane sash.
Interior: was not inspected although it is said to include original joinery and
otner detail. Also the owner claims that the date 1822 is inscribed on the roof
Listing NGR: ST0727600166
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