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Latitude: 50.2916 / 50°17'29"N
Longitude: -3.6732 / 3°40'23"W
OS Eastings: 280908
OS Northings: 44854
OS Grid: SX809448
Mapcode National: GBR QN.340R
Mapcode Global: FRA 3868.6SP
Entry Name: Start House Including Gate Piers Adjoining North East
Listing Date: 25 November 1988
Last Amended: 25 March 1991
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1107980
English Heritage Legacy ID: 99910
Location: Slapton, South Hams, Devon, TQ7
Civil Parish: Slapton
Traditional County: Devon
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon
Church of England Parish: Slapton St James the Great
Church of England Diocese: Exeter
SX84SW Start House including
8/126 gate piers adjoining
House. Probably an early C19 remodelling of an earlier house, and with late
C19 alterations. Stone rubble, stuccoed at front and sides. Asbestos tile
roof with coped gable ends. Rendered gable end stacks and large central
axial stack behind ridge, all with louvred clay pots.
Plan and development: The main front (south) range is probably the original
3-room and through passage plan house its lower right hand end room and
inner left end room are heated from gable end stacks and the central room
originally, probably the hall is heated from what was originally a rear
lateral stack. In circa early C18 a new rear wall was built to accommodate
the rear service rooms and the stairwell behind the former hall (central
front room). Later in the C19 a single storey outshut was built across the
back with an extrance lobby at the centre, behind the stairs, to give access
directly from the road behind the house. The remodelling, the addition of a
verandah across the front and a single storey outshut at the right hand
Exterior: 2 storeys and attic. Symmetrical 5-window south front. The five
original first floor sashes have been replaced by C20 plastic windows but
the moulded frames have been retained. The ground floor has original bowed
window at centre with 4:12:4 pane bowed sashes; to left 2 C19 French
casements with margin panes, to the right C20 French casement and to the
right of centre a round-headed doorway in a moulded architrave with
pilasters, semi-circular fanlight with curved glazing bars and a glazed
door. The ground floor is enclosed behind a verandah with a tent-shaped
asbestos tile hipped roof with moulded cast iron eaves gutter with lion-head
masks and pierced spandrels to what were originally pierced piers; the
verandah has been glazed, probably later in C19, each bay has 15 large
panes. 2 C20 gabled dormers at the front.
The rear north elevation has plastic first floor windows to right and left
of large C19 stair window with margin panes. On the ground floor a
continuous outshut with an asbestos tile lean-to and C20 metal-frame
windows. At the centre of the outshut a doorway with a rendered portal with
console brackets under the coping and a C19 panelled door. Set back on left
a single storey outshut with a pair of tall rendered gate piers on corner
with ball finials.
Interior: Most of the original joinery survives including panelled doors.
Front entrance room has moulded plaster cornice and light rose with acanthus
leaves and later Adam style chimneypiece. Front left hand room has good
moulded plaster cornice with a triglyph and mid C19 marble chimneypiece
with console brackets. Front right hand room has large open fireplace with
an C18 mantel-shelf with dentilled cornice. The open string staircase has
scroll decoration to the tread ends, stick balusters and moulded pine
handrail wreathed over a column newel post. First floor not inspected
said to retain C19 chimneypieces.
Apart from the plan, the earliest apparent internal feature is the C18
mantel-shelf in the front right hand room.
Listing NGR: SX8090844854
This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.
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