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A La Ronde

A Grade I Listed Building in Exmouth, Devon

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Latitude: 50.6417 / 50°38'30"N

Longitude: -3.4088 / 3°24'31"W

OS Eastings: 300480

OS Northings: 83390

OS Grid: SY004833

Mapcode National: GBR P4.C8ZH

Mapcode Global: FRA 37RC.V2T

Plus Code: 9C2RJHRR+MF

Entry Name: A La Ronde

Listing Date: 6 December 1949

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1164838

English Heritage Legacy ID: 87518

Location: Exmouth, East Devon, Devon, EX8

County: Devon

District: East Devon

Civil Parish: Exmouth

Built-Up Area: Exmouth

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

Church of England Parish: Withycombe Raleigh St John the Evangelist

Church of England Diocese: Exeter

Tagged with: English country house Historic house museum

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Withycombe Raleigh
SY 08 SW 6/1 6.12.49.
1798. A circular stone cottage ornee built by the Misses Jane and Mary Parminter.
The cottage consists of the central octagon which is thought to have been modelled
on the basilica of San Vitale in Ravenna. (The Misses Parminter visited Italy
and much of Europe between 1784 and 1794). The octagon is surrounded by 8 rooms
each connected to the rest through an ante-room. Above the octagon is a gallery
the outer wall of which is covered with designs in shells and feathers probably
planned as an C18 domestic echo of the mosaics of San Vitale. This gallery
is reached by a tiny staircase with grottos covered with designs in shells and
other materials. Other rooms have some interesting craft work by the Misses
Parminter including a feather frieze in the drawing room. Originally had thatched
roof terminating in an octagonal gallery with bell cupola above. Tiled roof
and dormers added early C20. Sash windows with diagonal glazing bars and diamond
shaped windows to ante rooms.

Listing NGR: SY0048083390

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