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Coombe House

A Grade II Listed Building in Colebrooke, Devon

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Latitude: 50.7968 / 50°47'48"N

Longitude: -3.7246 / 3°43'28"W

OS Eastings: 278551

OS Northings: 101110

OS Grid: SS785011

Mapcode National: GBR L6.Z078

Mapcode Global: FRA 362Z.QRF

Entry Name: Coombe House

Listing Date: 26 August 1965

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1170957

English Heritage Legacy ID: 96577

Location: Colebrooke, Mid Devon, Devon, EX17

County: Devon

District: Mid Devon

Civil Parish: Colebrooke

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

Church of England Parish: Colebrooke

Church of England Diocese: Exeter

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Listing Text

SS 70 SE
3/64 Coombe House

- II

Country house. C18 core, with early C19 and late C19 alterations. Original core
of plastered cob, extensions of mostly plastered rubble; rubble stacks with
plastered brick shafts; slate roof.
Irregular layout but basically an L-shaped building. The south-facing main block
has a double depth plan with the main roams on the front with corridors. Small
service rooms to rear and including a central entrance hall and stairs with 2 main
front rooms either side. Inner rooms have outer axial stacks and right (east) room
has projecting end stack. 3-room long service block at right angles to rear of
right room returning at end with another room into rear courtyard. Service stair
turret in angle of main block and service wing. To rear of left (west) room of
main block short rear wing with a detached bakehouse behind set diagonally to the
rest of the buildings. On the left end of main block is an added large dining room
with end stack. 2 storeys with extensive cellars under main block and attic rooms
to service wing. The main range has a symmetrical front of 1:3:1 window bays. The
3-bay centre has full height flanking canted bays with 2 tiers of panelled
pilasters supporting entablatures which are carried across central entrance. On
ground floor it is supported on a pair of Tuscan columns forming a porch with
balcony above on which there is another order of Tuscan columns which in turn
support the continuation of the parapet across the middle. Most windows are late
C19 horned large pane sashes without glazing bars, occasionally replaced by C20
casements. The whole front is incised as ashlar. There is a projecting eaves
cornice, the soffit of which has a series of thin broad rectangular dentils, and
above is a parapet containing a series of recessed panels. Roof is hipped each
end. The single storey extension on left end has 2 more double large-pane horned
sashes and similar eaves cornice and parapet. It has a flat roof.
The right (east-facing) front has a regular 7-window front with ground floor 16-
pare and first floor 12-pane (4/8) sashes, all early Cl9. Left of centre is a
later C19 single storey gabled former service porch which includes sashes with
margin panes. Rear elevation of main block has (round floor casements protected by
spear railings and a large round-headed stair window with glazing bars flanked by
12-pane (4/8) sashes and a fluted eaves cornice. The bakehouse roof is surmounted
by a large timber-framed bellcote with leaded ogee roof with a vase on top. The
rear buildings almost enclose a pitched cobble courtyard, and some of the buildings
are not plastered.
Interior includes much Cl9 joinery including a curving geometric stair with scroll
-rackets, stick balusters, mahogony handrail, curtail step and scrolled
wreath, and some C18 2-fielded panel doors. Main roams have C19 plaster cornices
and contemporary chimney pieces including one richly carved in Jacobean style and
including a C17 carved oak panel which may be Flemish work. Single storey
extension has high late Cl9 Jacobean style intersecting beam ceiling. Cellars have
stone rubble walls and brick barred vaults.
Coombe House was built as home of Silliphant family.

Listing NGR: SS7855101110

This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.

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