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Latitude: 50.7918 / 50°47'30"N
Longitude: -3.4607 / 3°27'38"W
OS Eastings: 297141
OS Northings: 100154
OS Grid: SS971001
Mapcode National: GBR LK.ZF2H
Mapcode Global: FRA 37M0.5KS
Entry Name: The Bear's Hut 220 Metres North North West of Killerton House
Listing Date: 20 May 1985
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1170706
English Heritage Legacy ID: 88417
Location: Broad Clyst, East Devon, Devon, EX5
District: East Devon
Civil Parish: Broad Clyst
Traditional County: Devon
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon
Church of England Parish: Broadclyst St John the Baptist
Church of England Diocese: Exeter
SX 99 NE BROADCLYST KILLERTON PARK
2/104 The Bear's Hut 220 metres north
- north west of Killerton House
Summer house. Built before 1831. Split timbers under a hipped wheat reed thatched
roof. Single storeyed; 3-bay front the centre projecting with window or oriel, on
struts, 5 lights, with 16 leaded panes plus margin panes to each light, to the left
of the entrance. One rear lancet window inserted into a massive hewn tree-trunk
forms the 'east' window to a single-celled 'hermitage' in one of 3 internal
divisions; 2 side windows to this tiny chapel, one of 2, the other of 3 lights, all
ogee headed. The 3-light window retains its original chamfered jambs and mullions
and some glazing bars.
Interior: the 'hermitage' with a rustic wooden 'chancel arch', 'vaulted arch',
'vaulted apse' and 'sedilia', the whole roofed in deer skins, and floored in deers'
knuckle-bones. The lancet window contains fragments of high-quality painted glass
with a dated panel which reads:
'Reverendus adm : ac Amplisimus Dominus David Brockmans S.T.B.F. Decanns halselensis
et peullis : Capituli inunsterblisiensis Canonicus necnon huius conventus
confesarius. Anno 1696'.
The other fragments consist of faces and bits of Latin block script. The central
room, with corner fireplace, is lined and roofed in matting, and decorated with pine
cones, the floor inlaid with oak tree-trunk sections. The right-hand room cobbled,
with walls and roof of wicker work. Approached up a path of 4 steps. Note on
dating : the Bear's Hut is illustrated in a set of drawings by John Gendall of
Exeter of 1831 and is an interesting and eccentric early-C19 piece of picturesque
rustic garden furniture,(fragments of Killerton). See Lady Ann Acland, Killerton
(National -Trust, 1983) pp. 18-19.
Listing NGR: SS9714100154
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