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Outer Down

A Grade II Listed Building in Chagford, Devon

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Coordinates

Latitude: 50.6638 / 50°39'49"N

Longitude: -3.8651 / 3°51'54"W

OS Eastings: 268282

OS Northings: 86561

OS Grid: SX682865

Mapcode National: GBR Q9.SGW7

Mapcode Global: FRA 27SB.41L

Entry Name: Outer Down

Listing Date: 16 September 1987

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1146562

English Heritage Legacy ID: 94590

Location: Chagford, West Devon, Devon, TQ13

County: Devon

District: West Devon

Civil Parish: Chagford

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

Church of England Parish: Chagford St Michael

Church of England Diocese: Exeter

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Listing Text

SX 68 NE CHAGFORD

3/61 Outer Down
-
GV II

House. Built 1911 for a Miss Jameson of the Irish whiskey family; architect unknown.
Snecked granite ashlar (quarried from the grounds); granite stacks with granite
ashlar chimney shafts; roof of Delabole slate.
Plan: the house faces east. It has a basic 7-room plan. The right (northern) end is
double depth. It has some reception rooms to the rear (garden) but most is taken up
by the service rooms including a large kitchen, wine cellar, laundry room, scullery
and butlers pantry. The single depth section at the left (southern) end includes the
entrance hall containing the stairs and at the end is the principal drawing room.
Most of the rooms are heated by axial or gable end stacks. It is 2 storeys and built
in a restrained Tudor style.
Exterior: irregular 5-window front of granite mullioned windows of different sizes,
all containing iron-framed casements without glazing bars, but with Jacobean-style
catches. The larger windows are transomed. The largest is the 4-light kitchen
window which also has a hoodmould. The 2-storey porch projects forward left of
centre and it has a sixth first floor window; 3 lights, transomed with hoodmould.
The front doorway has an elliptical arch with a deep hollow-chamfered surround,
sunken spandrels and hoodmould. It contains a studded plank door with coverstrips
and wrought iron ferramenta. The main roof is gable-ended. Some of the chimney
shafts are divided and set diagonally, The left gable end faces south and has a 2-
storey bay window with slightly canted sides; 2-light side windows and 3-light front
windows with transoms; parapet at the top. The garden side has a 3-gabled front to
the double depth section. Here the fenestration is similar to the other side but
more regular. The roof of the right gable is carried down over an open-sided passage
to the entrance hall. It has an outer Tudor arch and the open side is a 3-bay arcade
carried on granite Tuscan columns. The principal sitting room at the right end has a
5-light window in a square-cornered bay window. A rainwater head nearby is dated
1911.
Original interior is well-preserved and the style here is more C17 than Tudor. The
staircase for instance has a closed string, flat handrail and balusters turned in C17
style. It is made of mahogany and rosewood and the stairs are oak. The main rooms
have grey-marble chimney pieces with iron grates enriched with hand-tooled decorative
festoons in the style of Grinling Gibbons. Corridor from the entrance hall into the
double depth section of the house has a vaulted ceiling. Most of the doors are 2-
panel with brass fittings and the principal sitting room has a cut crystal handle.


Listing NGR: SX6828286561

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