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Latitude: 50.7696 / 50°46'10"N
Longitude: -3.36 / 3°21'35"W
OS Eastings: 304194
OS Northings: 97547
OS Grid: SY041975
Mapcode National: GBR P5.7XWQ
Mapcode Global: FRA 37V1.W92
Entry Name: The Little Orchard the White House
Listing Date: 24 October 1988
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1163128
English Heritage Legacy ID: 86978
Location: Whimple, East Devon, Devon, EX5
Civil Parish: Whimple
Built-Up Area: Whimple
Traditional County: Devon
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon
Church of England Parish: Whimple St Mary
Church of England Diocese: Exeter
WHIMPLE THE GREEN, (north side), Whimple
10/220 The White House and Little Orchard
2 houses made by dividing a house known once as The Cypresses. Probably 1868, the
date on the nearby boundary walls (q.v). Plastered brick; brick stacks and
chimneyshafts; slate roof.
Plan: pair of houses occupying a former house. The house faces south-east. The
main block has a 3-room plan. The end rooms have gable-end stacks (the left one is
disused) and the centre room has an axial stack backing onto the right room.
Entrance hall and main stair between centre and left rooms. Kitchen in a rear block
right of centre. Possibly secondary (but still C19) extension on right end. White
House occupies the main centre and left rooms. Little Orchard occupies the main
right room and extension. 2 storeys, the extension is single storey with glasshouse
projecting in front.
Exterior: the main has a regular but symmetrical 4-window front of horned 4-pane
sashes (a fifth in the extension to right). The main doorway (now to the White
House) is left of centre and contains a part-glazed 6-panel door behind a flat-
roofed timber porch with moulded entablature and slightly tapering panelled square-
section posts. Stucco flat clasping pilasters each end. The roof is gable-ended.
The right end extension has an embattled parapet. Good late C19 glasshouse in
front. Shaped bargeboards on left end. To rear the stair lit by a sash with margin
Interior: modernised but includes some original joinery detail. For instance the
main entrance hall is tile-floored and contains an open string stick baluster stair
with mahogany handrail and curtail step. Roof not inspected.
Listing NGR: SY0419497547
This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.
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