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Bronte House

A Grade II Listed Building in Lympstone, Devon

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Coordinates

Latitude: 50.6477 / 50°38'51"N

Longitude: -3.4159 / 3°24'57"W

OS Eastings: 299988

OS Northings: 84067

OS Grid: SX999840

Mapcode National: GBR P4.BT7G

Mapcode Global: FRA 37QC.C0W

Entry Name: Bronte House

Listing Date: 21 April 1986

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1165381

English Heritage Legacy ID: 88531

Location: Lympstone, East Devon, Devon, EX8

County: Devon

District: East Devon

Civil Parish: Lympstone

Built-Up Area: Lympstone

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

Church of England Parish: Lympstone Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary

Church of England Diocese: Exeter

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Listing Text

SX 98 NE LYMPSTONE EXMOUTH ROAD (east side),
Lympstone
5/31 Bronte House
-
- II

Large detached house now divided into 2 dwellings. Late C16, much enlarged and
altered in C19. Cob and stone, roughcast; gabled-end slate roof. Formerly a 3-
room, cross-passage plan house, extended to form overall a double-depth plan. Older
range heated by left-hand external end stack (now redundant) presumably to the
service end; it is possible that the hall was heated by an axial stack backing onto
passage which has since been dismantled but which may account for an odd internal
space between the two left-hand rooms that rises through the full height of the
house. Later axial and end stacks to C19 extension. All with brick shafts. 2
storeys.
Front: (old range, facing south): 3-window range, each bay separately gabled with
wavy bargeboarding and apex pendants. Fancy cast-iron snow guards: 2-pane horned
sash windows to first floor. Tripartite door (to hall) with moulded architrave, the
uprights with capitals; tripartite horned sash window to inner room, the upper
sashes with curved corners. Good open-work cast iron verandah with elaborate
uprights and decorated spandrels. Asymmetrical 3-gabled window range to rear,
horned sashes to first floor, casement windows below, with gabled porch, glazed with
margin panes.
Roof: 7-bay roof, principals halved and crossed at apex, collar halved; all pegged.


Listing NGR: SX9998884067

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