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Upcott House

A Grade II Listed Building in Pilton West, Devon

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.099 / 51°5'56"N

Longitude: -4.0834 / 4°5'0"W

OS Eastings: 254218

OS Northings: 135363

OS Grid: SS542353

Mapcode National: GBR KP.C5C6

Mapcode Global: FRA 26B6.WJD

Entry Name: Upcott House

Listing Date: 25 February 1965

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1107137

English Heritage Legacy ID: 98248

Location: Pilton West, North Devon, Devon, EX31

County: Devon

District: North Devon

Civil Parish: Pilton West

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

Church of England Parish: Pilton with Ashford

Church of England Diocese: Exeter

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Listing Text

SS 53 NW WEST PILTON UPCOTT

4/77 Upcott House

25.2.65

GV II

Country house. Mid C18 (dated rainwater head 1752) remodelled mid C19. Rendered
brick painted with hipped slate roof and stone quoins. 2 storeys. Courtyard
service wings to rear converted to holiday flats. 2-3-2 bays with C29 wing of 2
bays to left added in some style. Three centre bays pedimented with probably later
Venetian window in attic storey above tall round headed blank niches between single
central and 2 flanking sashes. 2 bays of sashes to either side of later porte
cochere with canopy supported on 2 pairs of Doric columns. Large square-headed
doorway with plain fanlight and double ½ glazed doors. Side bays each have 2
sashes on each floor and added wing to left has 2 sides over sash and French
window. All sashes appear to be timber with glazing bars, 6 panes per light in
reveals with C20 inserted outer protective frames with top wing ventilators. Plain
deep eaves cornice surmounted by 6 vases at the angles. Left end has 2 timber
sashes on each floor with glazing bars and small square window near top left side.
East side had 4 timber sashes on each floor to left, then 3 sashes over courtyard
entrance with sash to left and comabered arch window opening with 3 light casement
to right. Block to right has a tripartite window on each floor with cambered heads
and timber sashes with glazing bars. Courtyard on west side has 3 sashes with
cambered heads over 2 similar openings to left. 4 pilasters on east and west-sides
flank north arcade of 4 Doric columns and apartments over having range of 4 timber
sashes with glazing bars. Central wooden bell turret, with weathervane. Large
plain moulded panelling and heavy moulded cornice with bolection chimney-piece,
chimney breast breaks forward and is panelled. In front room on east side C18
staircase open well, 3 balusters per tread and moulded hand rail ramped up to
square newel. Shaped tread ends and fielded panelled below dado but much of
interior restored after C20 fire. Upcott House is included, despite the
refenestration of the entrance front, as the original sashes appear to remain
behind the outer secondary window-frames.


Listing NGR: SS5421835363

This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.

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