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A Grade II* Listed Building in Bishop's Tawton, Devon

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Latitude: 51.0645 / 51°3'52"N

Longitude: -4.0408 / 4°2'26"W

OS Eastings: 257096

OS Northings: 131439

OS Grid: SS570314

Mapcode National: GBR KR.FB4K

Mapcode Global: FRA 26F9.MM0

Entry Name: Rosehill

Listing Date: 18 March 1986

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1107696

English Heritage Legacy ID: 98527

Location: Bishop's Tawton, North Devon, Devon, EX32

County: Devon

Civil Parish: Bishop's Tawton

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

Church of England Parish: Newport

Church of England Diocese: Exeter

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Listing Text

SS 53 SE
7/48 Rosehill


House, one time Marist Convent, presently unoccupied (December 1984). c.1835.
Stucco-faced with scantle slate roofs. Central courtyard plan with 2-storey bows
to full height with conical roofs and deep eaves at each corner and additional
projecting bow forming centre north side. Gable-end extension to left side. 2
storeys with basement to north range. 3 bay central range to west side of C19 2-
light casements with margin glazing bars, 4 panes per light. The 2-storey bows
with sashes on each floor 6 over 6 panes with original glass. Slated verandah roof
across centre with crenellated wall plate supported on timber posts, the 2 central
ones of square section, those at each end circular in section and with arched
spandrels. The verandah encloses a 2-light casement 6 panes per light with margin
glazing bars to left and 1/2-glazed panelled door to right with margin glazing bars
both set in wider reveals with slightly cambered arches and fluted keystones. Bows
have plat-bands running out to quoins and wrought iron railings to ground floor
sill height with spear shafts. Symmetrical north side has round ends (right-hand
end is bow to front) and has central bow. 4 over 4 paned sash on each floor to
central bow, and a single sash 6 over 6 panes to left and right side bows, other
openings being blocked. 3 similar sashes to south side above 2 French windows with
margin glazing bars. Garden boundary wall of stone rubble with brick capping
extends south from front right side with pointed arched Gothick doorway with
quatrefoil window to left. Internal joinery and fittings virtually intact
including marble chimneypieces, panelled doors and shutters, geometrical staircase
with stick balusters and wreathed handrail. Moulded plasterwork ceiling roundels
and enriched floriated plasterwork cornices to principal room. This is a
remarkably complete Regency style house, certainly inspired by Nash's Cronkhill.

Listing NGR: SS5709631439

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

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