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Minchen House

A Grade II Listed Building in Aylesbeare, Devon

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Latitude: 50.716 / 50°42'57"N

Longitude: -3.362 / 3°21'43"W

OS Eastings: 303942

OS Northings: 91592

OS Grid: SY039915

Mapcode National: GBR P5.CHMZ

Mapcode Global: FRA 37V5.VDT

Plus Code: 9C2RPJ8Q+C6

Entry Name: Minchen House

Listing Date: 11 November 1952

Last Amended: 26 May 1987

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1141433

English Heritage Legacy ID: 352339

Location: Aylesbeare, East Devon, Devon, EX5

County: Devon

District: East Devon

Civil Parish: Aylesbeare

Built-Up Area: Aylesbeare

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

Church of England Parish: Aylesbeare Blessed Virgin Mary

Church of England Diocese: Exeter

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3/18 Minchen House (formerly
11.11.52 listed as The Vicarage)


House, former Vicarage. Early C19; parts of rear block may be earlier. Plastered
stone rubble and parts of rear block may be cob; stone rubble stacks topped with C19
and C20 brick; thatch roof, slate to rear block.
House with an unusual layout facing north-east. It comprises 2 parallel ranges
under separate roofs with the entrance hall and staircase under a crossroof. The 2
side wings project a little forward. There are 2 rooms in the left south-eastern
wink with an axial stack serving the front room and a rebuilt projecting lateral
stack serving the rear room. There is one main room in the right (north-western)
wing served by a rear stack and the block is extended by a lower 2-room service
block with end kitchen stack. 2 storeys.
Symmetrical 1:1:1 window front is largely original. Central panelled double doors
with side-lights and with C20 tiled hood set between the projecting wings. It is
flanked by French windows with overlights and first floor windows are 2-light
casements. All the windows here have lattice-patterned glazing bars although the
overlight to the right French window has been replaced. The front ends of both
wings have half-hipped roof and the eaves all around are unusually deep. The right
side is blind except for one C20 first floor window without glazing bars, and the
left side has similar fenestration to the front. The service wing has C20
fenestration on the inner (south-eastern) side, late C19 horned sashes (2/8 panes)
on the rear end over exposed footings of large well-dressed footings of red
conglomerate stone, and on the outer side (recessed a little from the front block) a
collection of early C19, late C19 and C20 casements including a large sash to the
stair landing which has an intersecting Gothic pattern of glazing bars at the top.
and others with lattice pattern of glazing bars. The door on this side is C19 and
panelled with an overlight of unusually small rectangular panes.
Interior. Although the stair balusters have been replaced most of the joinery detail
is original. The doors and window shutters are panelled with similar patterns of
applied strips. The entrance hall has rounded corners, each containing a round-
headed niche with marble shelf. The rear block has some late C17 - early C18 hand-
pointed Delft tiles set into the walls. Roof throughout of C19 king post trusses.

Listing NGR: SY0394291592

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