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Penhill House

A Grade II Listed Building in Fremington, Devon

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.0769 / 51°4'36"N

Longitude: -4.1112 / 4°6'40"W

OS Eastings: 252202

OS Northings: 132960

OS Grid: SS522329

Mapcode National: GBR KN.DJB5

Mapcode Global: FRA 2688.Q4X

Entry Name: Penhill House

Listing Date: 29 May 1986

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1163284

English Heritage Legacy ID: 98749

Location: Fremington, North Devon, Devon, EX31

County: Devon

District: North Devon

Civil Parish: Fremington

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

Church of England Parish: Fremington St Peter

Church of England Diocese: Exeter

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Listing Text

FREMINGTON PENHILL
SS 53 SW
2/35 Penhill House
II
House. C17 origins, entirely remodelled and extended early C19. Stuccoed stone
rubble with some cob. Half-hipped slate roof with clay ridge tiles made by
Fishleys (of Fremington). 3 brick stacks set off the ridge to rear. Symmetrical
early C19 facade conceals apparently remodelled C17 farmhouse plan of 3 rooms and
through passage, the latter now forming entrance hall with staircase to rear with
former lower end to right and hall to left remodelled as 2 principal ground floor
rooms, the former lateral stack heating the hall now enclosed by the building out
of the rear wall to incorporate service rooms. The inner room at left end was
refashioned to resemble a single bay wing with embattled parapet and to complete
the symmetrical appearance a similar flank wall was added at right end concealing a
single storey service room with monopitch roof. At the left end there is a kitchen
wing set back slightly from and at right angles to the main range.
2 storeys with garrets. 5 window range, symmetrical, the single end bays forming
wings with embattled parapets, that to left with 12-paned sash over door with
glazing bars, that to right with blind window over similar doors. Central Tuscan
porch with entablature and 6-panelled door with plain fanlight over and 24-paned
sash above flanked by 2-storey canted bay windows added in late C19 or early C20
with 16-paned sashes and 12-paned side sashes over French windows with 12-paned
side sashes.
Interior: C19 fittings and joinery largely intact including geometrical staircase
with wreathed handrail, some 2-panelled doors to service rooms with H-L hinges, and
unusual 6-panelled doors off the entrance hall with small quatrefoils to the corner
of each panel and quatrefoils to the head of the jambs of the reeded architraves.
Marble fireplace surrounds to 2 principal ground floor rooms. Dairy fittings
intact.


Listing NGR: SS5220232960

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