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A Grade II Listed Building in Sydenham Damerel, Devon

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Latitude: 50.5439 / 50°32'37"N

Longitude: -4.2401 / 4°14'24"W

OS Eastings: 241375

OS Northings: 73964

OS Grid: SX413739

Mapcode National: GBR NR.H2QF

Mapcode Global: FRA 270M.FY3

Entry Name: Capeltor

Listing Date: 23 January 1987

Last Amended: 28 January 1988

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1170899

English Heritage Legacy ID: 93910

Location: Sydenham Damerel, West Devon, Devon, PL19

County: Devon

Civil Parish: Sydenham Damerel

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

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Listing Text


SX 47 SW

House. Incorporates structure of an earlier probably C18 cottage enlarged and
altered in mid-C19 as house for the mine captain, Devon Great United Mine;
later a farmhouse. Early C20 alterations and late C20 internal alterations.
Rubble with slates hung over rubble on entrance front, whitewashed gable end
and rear walls. Double span slate roof. Rendered gable end stacks to front
range and to the S.W. gable of the rear range. Two storeys and single
storey lean-to at S.W. end. The front range contains walls of original
cottage: two rooms separated by cross wall. In the N.E. gable and wall of
rear range evidence of the C18 rear wing with chimney stack heightened in mid
C19 in padded gable. Central stairwell in rear range with room to either
side. Entrance front: central mid C19 single storey timber entrance porch
carried on rendered dwarf walls to either side of doorway. Octagonal columns
at outer corners of porch support a deep entablature with heavily moulded
cornice decorated with plain paterae applied to the frieze. Fixed glazed
lights to either side of porch doorway and to sides of porch with central
vertical and horizontal glazing bars. Panelled door to porch with glazed
upper panels, C20 inner door. A C19 sash to either side of porch and two
similar sashes above on first floor, all with central vertical glazing bars.
To left, a 2-light casement with glazing bars in end wall of lean-to. A
hipped return to roof of lean-to. Return wall with C20 four-light casement
with glazing bars (6 panes in each light) and a small 4.-pane casement to
first floor above. Rear wall has a central doorway with boarded door flanked
by a 2-light casement to either side and three 2-light casements on first
floor all with glazing bars and six or eight panes in each light. Lean-to to
right has a 2-light casement with central horizontal bars in end wall under a
segmental arched head. Interior: front room to right has mid C19 castiron
fireplace with jamb shafts and foliage in spandrels and a polished black stone
chamfered mantel above brought into house in 1982. Front room to left has
panelled cupboards to left and right of fireplace and window jamb shutters. A
staircase at rear in straight flight: stick balustrade with moulded newel to
landing. In a bedroom on first floor a fireplace with Mid C19 decorative
castiron grate.


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5/14 Capeltor

Mine captain's house at Devon Great United Mine, subsequently used as farmhouse, now
house. Mid C19 with later alterations and C20 additions. Rubble, slate-hung front,
whitewashed sides, 2-span slate roof with gabled ends, rendered stacks at gable end
of front range.
Originally single depth plan, central hall and 2 heated rooms, rear range added with
straight stair to rear; kitchen in rear left room, heated rear right room.
2 storeys and 2 windows, all 4-pane sashes, central porch has glazed upper part with
octagonal wooden piers at angles, panelled and half-glazed outer door, wooden frieze
with raised roundels and cornice; attached to left a single-storey lean-to with
hipped roof, with 2-light casement of 3 panes each light to front. Left return has
rubble lean-to with C20 4-light casement and door; right return has off-centre ground
floor 2-light casement of 6 panes each light and small 4-pane casement-above. Rear
has at ground floor two 2-light casements of 8 panes each light and door, first floor
has 3 similar 2-light casements, lean-to has 2-light casement of 2 panes each light.
Interior room to front right has cast iron fireplace with 2-centred arch with jamb
shafts and foliage in spandrels, polished black stone chamfered mantel; room to front
left has panelled cupboards left and right of fireplace, straight stair to rear.

Listing NGR: SX4137573964

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