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Maristow House

A Grade II* Listed Building in Bickleigh, Devon

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Latitude: 50.4608 / 50°27'38"N

Longitude: -4.1519 / 4°9'6"W

OS Eastings: 247359

OS Northings: 64542

OS Grid: SX473645

Mapcode National: GBR NW.N7DV

Mapcode Global: FRA 276V.09Y

Entry Name: Maristow House

Listing Date: 29 March 1960

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1162231

English Heritage Legacy ID: 99115

Location: Bickleigh, South Hams, Devon, PL6

County: Devon

District: South Hams

Civil Parish: Bickleigh

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

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Listing Text

Maristow House

29-3-60 II*

Large countryhouse in landscaped park overlooking the River Tavy 1760. Refronted by
George and Yates in 1907-9. Rendered stone with stone dressings. Slate mansard
roof. Modillion cornice and balustraded parapet with pineapple finials. Rusticated
quoins. Two storeys and attic. The 1907-9 west front 2:3:1:3:2 bays. E-shaped on
plan. Flanking wings, with ends of which break forward with pediments containing
lunettes. The ground floor windows flanked by niches containing figures, the right
hand a Venetian window. Central 3-storey porch with giant Ionic pilasters, segmental
pedment, Ruborough Arms and iron balcony over rusticated round-arched doorway.
Moulded stone window architraves, sashes, and casements without glazing bars.
Pedimented dormers. Rendered chimneystaks with cornices.
South elevation. Two storeys. 2:3:2 bays. Centre breaks forward with oval windows
in the attic and Doric portico. Left hand wing with bow is of 1907-9.
Interior: partly gutted by fire in late C20. Some of the C18 and early C20 interior
survives including the possibly C18 staircase with 3 balusters per tread and carved
brackets tread ends and moulded soffit. Handrail ramped up to column newels. South
range retains C18 moulded door architraves with entablature overdoors, marble
chimneypiece with swags and masks and moulded plasterwork. The ground floor
south-west room has early C20 plaster ceiling. Ground floor north-east rooms has C18
moulded panelling, overdoors with segmental open pediment, chimneypiece with eared
architrave, overmantel with carved wooden festoons and moulded plaster ceiling.
Former seat of the Lopes family.

Listing NGR: SX4735964542

This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.

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