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Latitude: 51.0831 / 51°4'59"N
Longitude: -4.0006 / 4°0'2"W
OS Eastings: 259968
OS Northings: 133431
OS Grid: SS599334
Mapcode National: GBR KT.D2B4
Mapcode Global: FRA 26H8.58R
Entry Name: Willesleigh House and Upper Willesleigh
Listing Date: 25 February 1965
Last Amended: 15 July 1986
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1164858
English Heritage Legacy ID: 98595
Location: Goodleigh, North Devon, Devon, EX32
District: North Devon
Civil Parish: Goodleigh
Traditional County: Devon
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon
Church of England Parish: Goodleigh
Church of England Diocese: Exeter
In the entry for:
LANDKEY Willesleigh House and Upper
SS53 SE Willesleigh
The above parish name shall be amended to read:
SS53 SE GOODLEIGH Willesleigh House and Upper
SS 53 SE
7/112 Willesleigh House and Upper
House, now divided into 2 occupations. Late C18. Extended probably in mid C19.
Colour painted stone. Hipped slate roof with shaped brackets to eaves soffit.
Main range rectangular on plan with central projecting stair turret to rear serving
staircase to rear of central extrance hall with single rooms to each side. Hipped
slate roof to right angled projection to rear right hand side adjoining stair
turret, but extending beyond it. In the mid C19 a gable ended L-shaped extension
was added to rear backing onto the main range and completing the rectangular layout
of the rear portion of 2-storeys. Main range 3-storeys. Symmetrical facade of 3
bays, the central bay breaking forward slightly. Quoin pilasters. Tripartite
sashes to the upper storeys with 4-paned sidelights. Venetian style windows to
ground floor with intersecting glazing bars to the central sashes and 4-paned
sliding sidelight sashes. Central Doric porch with detached columns supporting
pediment and pilasters flanking 1/2-glazed door of 9-panes with 3-panes to each side
light. Tripartite sashes on each floor at left gable end above flat roofed
extension. All principal windows have moulded stone architraves. Curved bay
window to right side with dentilled cornice, and much of the original glass
surviving to the 3 sashes.
Interior: geometrical staircase with moulded wreathed handrails ramped up to
slender turned newels with stick balusters, lit by oval stairwell light with
paterae around the base of the dome. Plaster cornices to the room to left of
entrance hall and to former dining room in the rear right-hand extension which also
has dado rail and doorways with fluted architraves. Much of the internal joinery
is intact including doors, some of which are 2-panelled, and shuttering to the
windows. Wine cellar fittings also intact. Original roof trusses survive,
formerly with threaded purlins.
Listing NGR: SS5996833431
This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.
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