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Oak House

A Grade II* Listed Building in Axminster, Devon

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Coordinates

Latitude: 50.7834 / 50°47'0"N

Longitude: -2.9964 / 2°59'47"W

OS Eastings: 329850

OS Northings: 98677

OS Grid: SY298986

Mapcode National: GBR M5.ZYH9

Mapcode Global: FRA 47M0.LGX

Entry Name: Oak House

Listing Date: 11 August 1950

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1103761

English Heritage Legacy ID: 87616

Location: Axminster, East Devon, Devon, EX13

County: Devon

District: East Devon

Civil Parish: Axminster

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

Church of England Parish: Axminster St Mary

Church of England Diocese: Exeter

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Listing Text

SY 29 98 AXMINSTER CHARD STREET
1/20 (north west side)

11.8.50 Oak House
GV
II*


Built in 1758 by Simon Bunter, an Axminster Lawyer. Fine red brick house with stone
dressings. Slate mansard roof with gabled ends. Parapet with putti and urns,
modillion cornice and rusticated quoins. 1:3:1 bays. Centre three bays break forward
with quoins. Sash windows with thick glazing bars in eaved moulded architraves.
Centre first floor Venetian window with Ionic pilasters entablature and arched centre
light. Similar central doorway below with round-headed fanlight and entablature
continued over side lights with pilasters, and with modern panelled door.

Five flat roofed dormers with sashes. Rendered chimney stacks at gable ends. Three
storey, one bay wing set back to left and right, the right hand one has large
segmental fanlight to doorway. Rear elevation has range of C18 sash windows.

Interior: good contemporary open-well staircase with open string, three balusters per
tread and moulded soffit. C18 carved wooden chimneypiece and moulded plaster ceiling
cornices.


Listing NGR: SY2985098677

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