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Willesleigh House and Upper Willesleigh

A Grade II Listed Building in Goodleigh, Devon

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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

Plus Code: 9C3Q3XMX+6Q

Entry Name: Willesleigh House and Upper Willesleigh

Listing Date: 25 February 1965

Last Amended: 15 July 1986

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1164858

English Heritage Legacy ID: 98595

Location: Goodleigh, North Devon, Devon, EX32

County: Devon

District: North Devon

Civil Parish: Goodleigh

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

Church of England Parish: Goodleigh

Church of England Diocese: Exeter

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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
7/112 Willesleigh


SS 53 SE
7/112 Willesleigh House and Upper
25.2.65 Willesleigh


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

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