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Abbotsham Court, Tower House and East Wing

A Grade II Listed Building in Abbotsham, Devon

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Latitude: 51.0248 / 51°1'29"N

Longitude: -4.2626 / 4°15'45"W

OS Eastings: 241420

OS Northings: 127483

OS Grid: SS414274

Mapcode National: GBR KG.HMZG

Mapcode Global: FRA 16YD.R6H

Plus Code: 9C3Q2PFP+WX

Entry Name: Abbotsham Court, Tower House and East Wing

Listing Date: 20 February 1958

Last Amended: 19 October 1988

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1104405

English Heritage Legacy ID: 91319

ID on this website: 101104405

Location: Torridge, Devon, EX39

County: Devon

District: Torridge

Civil Parish: Abbotsham

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

Church of England Parish: Abbotsham St Helen

Church of England Diocese: Exeter

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2/2 Abbotsham Court,
20.2.58 Tower House and East
Wing (formerly listed
as Abbotsham Court)
House, now 3 dwellings. Late C16 origins to central range;
early/mid C17 extension to rear and early C17 wing to right;
central range refronted c. 1720 and altered c. 1870; wing to left
built c. 1840. Colourwashed render over coursed slatestone
rubble; gabled slate roofs; rendered stone lateral and end
stacks. U-plan with front wings. Front of central range of c.
1720, of 2-storey and attic, 5-window range. Flat rendered
arches over early C19 sixteen-pane first floor sashes; late C19
ground floor, with margin lights to half-glazed double doors and
plate glass sashes in square bays; 3 gabled roof dormers with
late C19 sashes and casements. Crenellated bay to right has
early C19 sixteen-pane sash above half-glazed late C19 door. Wing
to right has 3-bay left side wall of irregular fenestration with
mid C19 horned 16-pane sashes. L-plan wing of c. 1840 to left
has 2 late C19 three-light mullioned and transomed windows with
margin lights; tall tripartite sash with margin lights to front
gable; late C19 half-glazed door and similar sashes to left side
wall. 3 gabled wings to rear, comprising 2 mid C19 wings
flanking early/mid C17 wing. Also to rear is a mid C18
three-storey watch-tower with crenellated papapet. Interior:
Abbotsham Court to left has interior of c. 1840, including
staircase with stick balusters and wreathed handrail, moulded
cornices, and decorative plasterwork and Doric doorcase in front
room. Tower House to centre has 2 late C16 upper crucks, each
with ridge purlin set in notched apex, to roof of front range;
early/mid C17 addition to rear has two A-frame trusses with
trenched purlins and pegged collars with notch-lapped joints.
East wing to right not inspected but likely to be of interest.

Listing NGR: SS4142027483

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