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The Old House Including Garden Boundary Walls Sdjoining South West and North East

A Grade II Listed Building in Stoke Fleming, Devon

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Latitude: 50.3258 / 50°19'32"N

Longitude: -3.5986 / 3°35'54"W

OS Eastings: 286307

OS Northings: 48538

OS Grid: SX863485

Mapcode National: GBR QR.LYZS

Mapcode Global: FRA 38B5.RVG

Entry Name: The Old House Including Garden Boundary Walls Sdjoining South West and North East

Listing Date: 25 March 1991

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1107991

English Heritage Legacy ID: 99942

Location: Stoke Fleming, South Hams, Devon, TQ6

County: Devon

District: South Hams

Civil Parish: Stoke Fleming

Built-Up Area: Stoke Fleming

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

Church of England Parish: Stoke Fleming St Peter

Church of England Diocese: Exeter

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Listing Text

6/157 The Old House including
garden boundary walls
adjoining South West and
North East


House, formerly known as Wembley House. Circa 1840, extended later in Cl9
and again in late C20. Stuccoed slate rubble with stuccoed quoins and
hoodmoulds. Low-pitched 2-span slate roof with deep eaves, gable-ended to
right and hipped over later Cl9 addition on left. Axial stack, originally
gable-end stack, with 2 brick shafts.
Plan: An unusual 4-storey villa with a kitchen and service rooms on the
ground floor and one room on each floor above, the principal room on the
first floor with the stairhall behind entered through a doorway at the back
where the ground level is higher. Later in the Cl9 the house was extended
by the addition of a 1-room plan wing on the left side where the ground is
at the same level as at the back and a verandah was built across the front
over an extension to the service rooms in the basement. This extension and
the verandah were removed in the late C20.
Exterior: 3 storeys and basement 1:2 bay south front. The 2 right hand
bays are the original house and the 1 bay recessed slightly to the left is
the later C19 addition. The original right hand part has 2 12-pane sashes
on each floor, the ground and first floor with hoodmoulds, the first and
second floor with raised stucco quoins. The windows have the original C19
12-pane sashes except for those on the first floor and the right hand one on
the second floor which are C20 facsimiles. The basement has a stone rubble
front wall with a late C20 glazed door and windows.
Set back to the left the later C19 addition has a glazed garden door on the
ground floor in an architrave with a triangular head with a keyblock and a
wooden canted bay window on the first floor above with C19 triangular headed
4-pane sashes. Above the bay window a segmental tympanum recessed below the
projecting eaves. The left hand return elevation has 2 blind first floor
windows and a band at first floor level.
The new elevation is rusticated stucco on the ground floor with a doorway to
the left with a moulded cornice on console brackets and a Cl9 flush-panel
door; a blocked window above and a small 4-pane sash above that. To the
right the 3-storey C20 extension projects slightly.
The right hand side facing the road has 2 gables, the smaller gable to the
right, and a sash window on each floor to the right and a casement on the
second floor to the left.
Including the garden boundary walls adjoining south west and south east.
C19. The south west front wall is a high slate rubble retaining wall which
rises up to a higher level against the front of the house where it has
rendered battlements and a Tudor arch doorway. At the back of the house to
the north east there is a pair of rendered rusticated gate-piers with ball
finials and a wrought-iron gate.
Interior: An open-well staircase with an open-string and moulded soft-wood
handrail ramped up to column newels and wreathed over the curtail; it rises
through all floors except to the basement where there is a service stair
below. The principal room on the piano nobi1e has a panelled china
cupboard but the chimney-piece is C20. The ground floor room in the later
Cl9 addition has a moulded plaster cornice. The internal joinery is largely
intact including the panelled doors.

Listing NGR: SX8630748538

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

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