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The Elms

A Grade II Listed Building in Bishop's Tawton, Devon

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Latitude: 51.0505 / 51°3'1"N

Longitude: -4.0443 / 4°2'39"W

OS Eastings: 256809

OS Northings: 129896

OS Grid: SS568298

Mapcode National: GBR KR.G39C

Mapcode Global: FRA 26FB.L8L

Plus Code: 9C3Q3X24+67

Entry Name: The Elms

Listing Date: 18 March 1986

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1164158

English Heritage Legacy ID: 98510

Location: Bishop's Tawton, North Devon, Devon, EX32

County: Devon

Civil Parish: Bishop's Tawton

Built-Up Area: Bishop's Tawton

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

Church of England Parish: Bishops Tawton

Church of England Diocese: Exeter

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House with west wing divided into flats. Some earlier fabric undoubtedly survives
to the original farmhouse which now forms west wing, but this has been concealed by
major remodelling c.1830 when the principal front range was added. Stucco faced
stone rubble. Slate roofs with shaped brackets to eaves soffit and lions head
guttering. Brick stacks at each gable end and ridge stack. The principal range is
L-shaped with side entry to east, a short west wing connecting it to the original
farmhouse which is set at right angles to the main range. 2 storeys with attic
storey: south front of principal range 3:4:3 bays left and right in 2 storey bows
with conical slate roofs. Centre 4 windows closely spaced, the ground storey with
pilasters between windows with shaped brackets above supporting cornice and small
iron balances to first storey windows above. 12-paned sashes to first floor and 6
over 9 panes to ground floor sashes, mostly with original glass. 4 central bays
have 4-paned sashes above tall 2 over 3 paned sashes. 2 attic dormers with 4 over
8 paned sashes on consoles supporting gabled roofs. Doorway at right gable end
with semicircular hood supported on shaped consoles. Overlight with marginal
glazing bars above fluted pilasters flanking )-glazed 2 panelled door with 9 panes
and margin bars to the upper half. Quoin pilaster with Greek key motif at left
gable end front corner. Two 12-paned sashes to left flanking blind window above
12-paned sash and 2 narrow 8-paned sashes. The hipped extension at left end has
two 16-paned sashes above similar sash to left of 2 doorways. The majority of
interior fittings survive including plasterwork cornice to the right-hand principal
room 2 large internal Corinthian style columns to the central room which also has a
late C19 tiled grate surround. The stair turret has been demolished. Lofted dairy
block to rear with most fittings intact.

Listing NGR: SS5680929896

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