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Old Dower House

A Grade II Listed Building in Newton St. Cyres, Devon

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Latitude: 50.7634 / 50°45'48"N

Longitude: -3.5662 / 3°33'58"W

OS Eastings: 289635

OS Northings: 97151

OS Grid: SX896971

Mapcode National: GBR P0.18CJ

Mapcode Global: FRA 37F2.6GP

Entry Name: Old Dower House

Listing Date: 30 November 1984

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1161772

English Heritage Legacy ID: 96374

Location: Newton St. Cyres, Mid Devon, Devon, EX5

County: Devon

District: Mid Devon

Civil Parish: Newton St. Cyres

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

Church of England Parish: Newton St Cyres St Cyr and St Julitta

Church of England Diocese: Exeter

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Listing Text

SX 89 NE
5/22 Old Dower House
- II
House, former farmhouse. Mid-c19 rebuild of late C16 - early cli farmhouse.
Plastered walls, mainly cob but includes stone and brick; thatched roof with
exposed brick stacks above. L-shaped building. 2-storeys throughout. Main block
faces south with service block behind left (west) side. Asymmetry of plan
apparently due to extensive survival of earlier core. Door and stairhall off
centre to right with corridor along the back towards left behind original cob, back
wall. Roof half-hipped to left (now continued over C20 extension) gabled to right.
5 window front. 6-panel front door has rectangular fan and side-lights under
Tuscan porch (front columns replaced by square posts). 1 window to right, 3 to
left and 3 windows to first floor are large 2-light casements. Tiny light over
porch. East gable wall has 2 French windows to ground floor and round-headed sash
to first under bargeboards shaped with curves and pendants. Also round-headed
windows to rear. All main block windows are complete with glazing bars and margin-
panes. Service wing has C19 windows on east side only. Interior preserves mid-C19
joinery and a curving open string stair with stick balusters and carved stair
brackets. Some late C16 - early C17 work remains in situ including an oak, ovolo-
moulded window frame.

Listing NGR: SX8963597151

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