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Copplestone House

A Grade II Listed Building in Copplestone, Devon

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Coordinates

Latitude: 50.8041 / 50°48'14"N

Longitude: -3.7442 / 3°44'39"W

OS Eastings: 277190

OS Northings: 101959

OS Grid: SS771019

Mapcode National: GBR L5.YM97

Mapcode Global: FRA 361Z.33Q

Entry Name: Copplestone House

Listing Date: 26 August 1965

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1106985

English Heritage Legacy ID: 96578

Location: Copplestone, Mid Devon, Devon, EX17

County: Devon

District: Mid Devon

Civil Parish: Copplestone

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

Church of England Parish: Down St Mary

Church of England Diocese: Exeter

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Listing Text

COLEBROOKE
SS 70 SE
3/65
Copplestone House
26.8.65

- II

Large house. Circa 1840 incorporating fragment of C16 work. Plastered rubble, the
front now exposed and centre portion of volcanic ashlar; stone rubble stacks with
plastered brick chimney shafts; slate roof.
Irregular plan. The front comprises rooms with end stacks either side of central
entrance hall and stairs. Left of centre rear wing at right angles with end stack
and right of this is a parallel service wing under separate roof. This has an
axial stack. 2 storeys with 3 storey section under a cross roof over entrance
hall.
Symmetrical 5-window 2:1:2 main front. The central bay, 3 storeys high with gable
roof breaks forward very slightly. It contains the large doorway, nor with C20
double doors and a flat-roofed Doric porch with granite columns resting on granite
steps and with moulded entablature. Above are painted stone Tudor Gothic windows,
4 lights on first floor and 3 lights on second floor. The lights have 3-centred
heads, the first floor king mullion and both second floor mullions are carved with
wreathed enrichment with crocketted finials, and both have moulded hoods with
carved labels. Each of outer 2-window bays contains C20 horned sashes without
glazing bars in eared and shouldered architraves. There is a plain eaves cornice
with shaped brackets and roof is hipped each end. Between the central bay arxi
window to right of it the wall includes half of a blocked C16 volcanic stone arch.
All the other walls are plastered. Left end wall includes an original 6-panel door
with a moulded stucco architrave and a flat hood on shaped bracket. The irregular
rear elevation includes many original windows, mostly 12-pane sashes and including
a tripartite sash in the rear block and first floor 9-pane sashes to right of it.
The service wing at left end has C19 casements and there is a pent roof along the
front carried on a series of square-section timber posts.
Interior: includes much original joinery, plaster and several chimneypieces. There
is a large stair well containing an Imperial stair, first one then 2 flights. It
has an open string, slender turned balusters, mahogany handrail, scrolled wreath
and curtail step.
Despite the blocked C16 arch in the front no other C16 features are known, and in
179 Polwbele noted that there were 'scarcely any remains of a mansion house' on
the site.
Source: Devon SMR.


Listing NGR: SS7719001959

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