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Latitude: 50.795 / 50°47'41"N
Longitude: -3.3521 / 3°21'7"W
OS Eastings: 304802
OS Northings: 100361
OS Grid: ST048003
Mapcode National: GBR LP.ZBLW
Mapcode Global: FRA 36VZ.ZW6
Entry Name: Great Auncke Manor and Auncke Cottage
Listing Date: 11 November 1952
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1098165
English Heritage Legacy ID: 86772
Location: Clyst Hydon, East Devon, Devon, EX15
District: East Devon
Civil Parish: Clyst Hydon
Traditional County: Devon
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon
Church of England Parish: Clyst Hydon St Andrew
Church of England Diocese: Exeter
CLYST HYDON AUNK
ST 00 SW
2/12 Great Auncke Manor and Auncke
Small country mansion, now divided into 2 occupations. Late C17, renovated in the
early C20. Flemish bond local handmade brick including some burnt headers, stone
rubble footings show at the back; brick stacks with the chimneyshafts partly rebuilt
with C20 brick; red tile roof, formerly thatch.
Plan: the mansion is built on level ground with a 4-room main block with central
through-passage facing south. There are axial stacks between the 2 rooms either
side of the passage. Each end 2-room plan rear blocks project at right angles and
both include a stairwell between the main block and rear block rooms. The right
(east) rear block has an axial stack and is thought to be a kitchen wing. The left
rear wing is a service block and the principal rooms are those in the main block.
This is a single phase building which has now been divided into 2 occupations, one
either side of the passage. Great Auncke Manor uses the passage and occupies the
left (west) part of the building and Auncke Cottage occupies the right part. 2
storeys with attics in the roofspace.
Exterior: originally symmetrical 9-window front now containing C20 casements with
glazing bars, their construction emulating the form of the original mullion-and-
transom windows which they replaced. The windows have flat arches over of rubbed
gauged brick. 3 of the first floor windows are now blind and the ground floor
window second from the left end has been converted to a doorway; it contains a late
C19 - early C20 plank door and overlight. Central passage doorway has a segmental
arch head and contains a C19 6-panel door with an overlight. Just above this
doorway and immediately to left is a bell with a small gabled canopy above it.
There is a flat plat band across the front at first floor level. The roof is hipped
each end and has sprocketted eaves. Most of the windows on the ends and to rear
have low elliptical arches over and contain C20 casements similar to those on the
front. There are very few windows around the rear courtyard but the west wing (the
Manor) has 2 original windows at ground floor level; one 3-light and the other a 4-
light oak-framed window with ovolo-moulded mullions. Between them is a doorway with
an original ovolo-moulded oak frame and containing an original studded plank 2-panel
door. Both wings have hipped roofs.
Interior: only Great Auncke Manor was available for inspection at the time of this
survey. It had been thoroughly modernised in the late C19 - early C20 and most of
the joinery detail dates from that time. However the stair here is the original; a
large dogleg stair with square newel posts, closed string and moulded flat handrail.
The turned balusters look like C20 copies. The fireplaces all have late C19 - early
C20 chimneypieces and grates and there are no plaster cornices. However the
original layout is well-preserved and therefore the house must be considered
structurally intact. Auncke Cottage is said to have been modernised at the same
time and is therefore probably very similar. The stair here is said to be similar
and there is also said to be some original panelling. The roof is carried on
original tie beam trusses and if the trusses have collars then they are very high
and hidden by the ceiling.
Great Auncke Manor and Auncke Cottage occupy an elegant late C17 brick mansion, one
of a number of good early Devon brick buildings in the area.
According to Chalk : "The house, originally thatched, is unfinished, the builder
having died, it is said at the gate. The window mullions and transoms are of stone.
The putlog holes in the walls have been recently filled."
Source: Edwin S.Chalk. Early brick buildings in Devon and Cornwall. Devon and
Cornwall Notes and Queries, 22, part 1 (1920-21) p.55.
Listing NGR: ST0480200361
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