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Latitude: 50.967 / 50°58'1"N
Longitude: -3.9935 / 3°59'36"W
OS Eastings: 260113
OS Northings: 120516
OS Grid: SS601205
Mapcode National: GBR KT.MB4B
Mapcode Global: FRA 26JK.80K
Plus Code: 9C2RX284+RH
Entry Name: Sycamore House and Adjoining Railings
Listing Date: 16 February 1989
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1147143
English Heritage Legacy ID: 91722
Location: High Bickington, Torridge, Devon, EX37
Civil Parish: High Bickington
Built-Up Area: High Bickington
Traditional County: Devon
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon
Church of England Parish: High Bickington
Church of England Diocese: Exeter
HIGH BICKINGTON NORTH ROAD, High Bickinton
SS 60 20
15/107 Sycamore House and adjoining
Rectory, now house, and adjoining railings. Early C19. Rendered, probably over
stone rubble, with hipped scantle-slate roof. Brick lateral and ridge stacks.
Rendered service range with gable-ended C20 asbestos-slate roofs and rendered and
brick end stacks.
Plan and development: Approximately square plan sited at right angles to the road
(facing south-east), with integral lateral stack to left and pair of axial stacks
off-centre to right. Service range adjoining at right angles to left, parallel to
the road. Garden wall and railings adjoining service range to left, enclosing small
garden on this side of the house. Two-storey house with service range of one and 2
Exterior: Plinth and deeply overhanging eaves. Asymmetrical 3-bay front; glazing bar
sashes (12-pane to ground floor and 16-pane to first floor) with painted cills.
Recessed doorway in middle bay has early C19 six-panelled door (beaded flush lower
panels and recessed upper panels), margin-light rectangular overlight and bracketed
lattice wooden porch. Three-bay right-hand return front with flanking full-height
pilaster strips; 12-pane glazing bar sashes with cills (blank central ground-floor
window). Service range has asymmetrically-fenestrated front with C19 wooden
casements and sashes, including large gabled dormer to left, and C19 half-glazed door
with bracketed lattice wooden porch. Short pitched-roofed link to main block at rear
of left-hand end.
C19 cast-iron railings on low stone wall in front of service range, with circular
section railings, square standards and curved stanchions to rear. Central cast-iron
gate with spearhead railings. Stone wall at right-hand end of small garden, linking
railings with service range, with plank door.
Interior not inspected but panelled internal window shutters were noted at time of
survey (January 1988).
This house replaced the former rectory, now Beechwood House (q.v.), probably in the
early to mid C19.
Listing NGR: SS6011320516
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