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Oliver House

A Grade II Listed Building in Crediton, Devon

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Latitude: 50.7912 / 50°47'28"N

Longitude: -3.657 / 3°39'25"W

OS Eastings: 283306

OS Northings: 100376

OS Grid: SS833003

Mapcode National: GBR L8.ZKCH

Mapcode Global: FRA 3770.13T

Entry Name: Oliver House

Listing Date: 11 October 1972

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1197084

English Heritage Legacy ID: 387076

Location: Crediton, Mid Devon, Devon, EX17

County: Devon

District: Mid Devon

Civil Parish: Crediton

Built-Up Area: Crediton

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

Church of England Parish: Crediton

Church of England Diocese: Exeter

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Listing Text


672-1/5/126 (East side)
11/10/72 Nos.6 & 7
Oliver House


House, divided into house and offices. Early C18 origins with
late C18/early C19 and C20 alterations. No 6 roughcast, No 7
plastered, probably stone but said to include some cob; slate
roof; stacks with brick shafts.
Plan: Approximately rectangular double depth plan, originally
one house. Exterior: 2 storeys. Asymmetrical 4:3 window front
with a gabled slate roof, the roofline shallower over the
right hand bay of No 7 (the former cartway). No 6 has
sprocketted eaves with a moulded eaves cornice. Central
entrance with an early C19 doorway in the centre. Doorcase
with panelled pilasters with a rounded vertical moulding and
entablature with cornice. The reveals may be panelled below a
plain board. 5-panel door with an overlight with geometric
glazing bars. Bootscraper to right of door. 12-pane horned
sash to ground floor right. Ground floor left a 16-pane sash,
the lower light reglazed as 1-pane. Four first floor windows,
all glazed with 12-pane sashes. The right hand window has an
early C18 moulded architrave; horned sash to the right. The 2
right hand windows are early C19 with old glass. The rear
elevation includes 3 first and 2 ground floor early C19
Interior: Ground floor only inspected. Stair with stick
balusters and mahogany handrail. No 7 has deep eaves with
moulded eaves brackets. Rear axial stack, shaft of front stack
removed. Doorway to right of centre with a large late C18
doorcase with panelled pilasters and a panel over the lintel
below paired brackets to the cornice; plain revels, possibly
boarded over panelling. 6-panel door with fielded panels and a
deep overlight. To the far right a segmental-headed doorway
replacing the former cartway. 3 ground floor and 3 first floor
12-pane sashes. The rear elevation has a tall round-headed
stair window with spoke glazing bars and margin panes to the
main block. The rear left addition has a dentil cornice and 2
early C19 small-pane French windows into the rear garden.
Interior: Late C18 open well stair with mahogany newels and
handrail and replaced stick balusters. Plaster cornices,
inlcuding the stair well which has an C18 ceiling rose.
Joinery includes C18 doors with fielded panels and moulded

Listing NGR: SS8330600376

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

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