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Latitude: 50.9212 / 50°55'16"N
Longitude: -4.0597 / 4°3'34"W
OS Eastings: 255325
OS Northings: 115542
OS Grid: SS553155
Mapcode National: GBR KQ.QCCD
Mapcode Global: FRA 26DN.S8D
Plus Code: 9C2QWWCR+F4
Entry Name: Yatton Court Including Adjoining Service Range
Listing Date: 16 February 1989
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1146589
English Heritage Legacy ID: 91656
Location: Beaford, Torridge, Devon, EX19
Civil Parish: Beaford
Traditional County: Devon
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon
Church of England Parish: Beaford All Saints
Church of England Diocese: Exeter
20/38 Yatton Court including adjoining
- service range
Rectory, now house. Dated 1855. Dressed sandstone with tooled ashlar dressings.
Gable-ended Welsh-slate roofs, 2-span to front and stepped down over rear wing.
Stone axial and end stacks.
Plan and development: Double-depth plan (facing south-east). Tudor Gothic style.
Three-room plan front range containing the principal rooms facing the garden,
slightly projecting centre room. The entrance is on the left side into the rear
range which has the entrance hall and staircase hall to centre with imperial
staircase. Service range projecting at right angles to rear of right-hand end, with
2 axial stacks and wing returning at right angles to left to form service court. One
storey and attic with part of service range of one storey.
Exterior: Chamfered plinth, and parapeted gables with chamfered kneelers and copings.
Rectangular stone stacks topped by clusters of octagonal shafts with moulded bases
and caps. Left-hand end stack with chamfered offsets. Gabled stone bellcote on
rear ridge with string course and axial chamfered Tudor-arched opening retaining
bell. Symmetrical 3-window garden front to south-east. Central full-height gabled
shallow projection flanked by gabled full dormers. Ground-floor 3-light cavetto
moulded mullioned and transomed stone windows with small-paned metal glazing,
chamfered reveals and return hoodmoulds. Two-and 3-light mullioned stone attic
windows (C20 glazing in central and left-hand windows) with returned hoodmoulds.
Main entrance in left-hand gable end of rear range. Continuously-chamfered archway
with runout stops and mid C19 ribbed boarded door. Stone porch with chamfered plinth
(returning to ground each side of entrance), parapeted gable with chamfered curved
kneelers and coping, and entrance with continuously-moulded archway and hoodmould
with square stops (probably intended to the carved). Interior of porch with diamond-
set stone tiles, chamfered Tudor-arched blind recesses in side walls with runout
stops and stone cills, and wooden waggon roof with billet ornament to wall plate,
pairs of purlins and ridge-piece and carved square fleurons. First-floor 2-light
mullioned stone window to right with hoodmould. Rear has first-floor stone cross
window to right, and central large cross window with margin lights, lighting
staircase hall. Arched doorway to left with half-glazed door. Rear service wing has
mullioned stone windows to garden (north-east) side and chamfered Tudor-arched garden
doorway with mid C19 ribbed door and returned hoodmould. Two ranges around service
court at rear. The return wing has a tall chamfered and moulded lancet with leaded
margin-light glazing in gable end.
Interior: Not fully inspected, but appears to retain its 1855 fixtures and fittings.
Ground-floor rooms and moulded plaster cornices and Gothic panelled doors with
architraves. Entrance hall with plaster ceiling rose and decorative wrought-iron
strap hinges to rear of main doorway. Central ground-floor room has carved stone
Gothic fireplace. The wooden imperial staircase of balusters and swept grip
handrails, wreathed at feet. Central flight boxed in and side flights with plastered
soffits, supported on chamfered wooden posts. Rest of interior not inspected.
This is a good example of a mid C19 Rectory, notable for the quality of its
detailing, inside and out, and for the imperial staircase, unusual in such a
relatively modest type of house.
Listing NGR: SS5532515542
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