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Latitude: 50.7969 / 50°47'48"N
Longitude: -3.2915 / 3°17'29"W
OS Eastings: 309078
OS Northings: 100498
OS Grid: ST090004
Mapcode National: GBR LS.Z1Z8
Mapcode Global: FRA 36ZZ.RHP
Plus Code: 9C2RQPW5+QC
Entry Name: Colestocks House Including Garden Boundary Wall Adjoining to East
Listing Date: 22 February 1955
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1162249
English Heritage Legacy ID: 86814
Location: Payhembury, East Devon, Devon, EX14
District: East Devon
Civil Parish: Payhembury
Traditional County: Devon
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon
Church of England Parish: Feniton St Andrew
Church of England Diocese: Exeter
ST 00 SE
3/54 Colestocks House including garden
boundary wall adjoining to east
Hotel. Late C17 (maybe earlier) origins, much rebuilt in the early - mid C19, some
late C19 alterations. Plastered brick, maybe some cob or stone rubble; stone rubble
and brick stacks with C19 brick chimneyshafts; thatch roof.
Plan and development: large L-plan house. The main block faces south-east. It has
a 3-room plan. The left (south-west) end room is the hotel dining room and it has a
projecting gable-end stack. The large central room, a sitting room, has an axial
stack backing onto the right end entrance lobby which contains the main staircase.
A parlour crosswing projects forward from the left front corner. The parlour has an
outer lateral stack. It seems that there is a room missing in the angle of the 2
wings. It also seems that the main block derives from a C16 3-room-and-through-
passage plan house. The sitting room occupies the hall and the dining room an inner
room parlour. There is evidence that the inner room parlour was refurbished in the
late C17. The house was thoroughly renovated in the early C19 and work of this
period hides any evidence of the earlier development of the house. The parlour
crosswing was probably newly built in the early - mid C19. 2 storeys with attics
with C20 service outshots on the left end.
Exterior: regular but not symmetrical 4:2-window front. All the first floor
windows are 9-pane sashes. The ground floor window in front of the wing is a late
C19 - early C20 canted bay window with a moulded entablature and contains a horned
2-pane sash. The 2 central ground floor windows of the main block are French
windows with margin panes. There is a casement with glazing bars to left and the
main front doorway to right which contains C19 panelled double doors. There is a
verandah across the front which includes a gabled arch in front of each window and
doorway. These arches are said to be secondary and dating from the time that wooden
shingles replaced the thatch roof. There is a timber box gutter on shaped brackets
around the eaves. The main block roof is gable-ended and the crosswing roof is
hipped at the front. At the back there is a 2-storey gabled projection which looks
as though it might have been a late C17 porch to rear of original passage. It has
C19 shaped bargeboards. There is a rear dormer window. The back of the crosswing
includes a C19 brick 2-centred arch doorway containing a Gothic style door.
Interior: is almost entirely the result of the early - mid C19 refurbishment and a
great deal of good joinery and other detail remain from that time including the open
well stair with stick balusters and mahogany handrail. The roof structure too is
C19. The only exposed feature older is the dining room fireplace which is late C17;
it is built of brick with an ovolo-moulded oak lintel. Other C16 and C17 features
are probably hidden but the house was so thoroughly modernised in the C19 that it
;trust be regarded as a good house of that date.
The front garden is enclosed by a probably C19 tall stone rubble wall on the road
(east) side. It has rounded brick coping. It includes a 2-centred arch doorway and
as it extends south-eastwards it ramps down to finish with a pair of rusticated
granite gate posts with ball finials.
Listing NGR: ST0907800498
This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.
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