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Taw Vale taw Vale Terrace Rear Yard and Garden Walls and Adjoining Stable Blocks

A Grade II Listed Building in Crediton, Devon

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Latitude: 50.7843 / 50°47'3"N

Longitude: -3.6476 / 3°38'51"W

OS Eastings: 283947

OS Northings: 99594

OS Grid: SX839995

Mapcode National: GBR L9.ZV22

Mapcode Global: FRA 3770.QRB

Entry Name: Taw Vale taw Vale Terrace Rear Yard and Garden Walls and Adjoining Stable Blocks

Listing Date: 10 November 1972

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1197094

English Heritage Legacy ID: 387110

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


672-1/4/160 (West side)
10/11/72 3 & 4 Taw Vale Terrace rear yard and
garden walls and adjoining stable


Includes: Taw Vale STATION ROAD.
2 adjoining houses including garden walls and stable blocks,
the right hand pair of four built together. Erected on land
bought by the Taw Valley Railway Company in 1830 (information
from the owner of No 1) and probably part of the same
development that includes the Railway Inn (q.v). Local
volcanic trap rubble, the front elevation stuccoed, the
remainder roughcast; slate roofs; stacks with brick shafts.
Plan: each is L-plan, 2 rooms wide with a central entrance and
centre rear lavatory projection. Outer rear service wings at
right angles roofed parallel to the main blocks.
Exterior: 2 storeys. Each villa has a symmetrical 3-bay east
front with deep eaves carried on brackets. Clasping pilasters
with sunk panels to left and right. Central Tuscan doorcase
(matching the Railway Inn, part of the same development) with
panelled reveals and steps up to 6-panel front doors, the
lower panels flush, the upper panels of No 1 glazed. Original
sash windows throughout, 16-pane except for first floor
centre, which is 12-pane. The outer returns with 2 gables are
also very complete with original sash windows and panelled
doors to the services with doorcases with pilasters and flat
porch hoods. Rear centre stair windows, cut across by the
stair are small-pane with margin glazing, No 1 retains C19
stained glass to the margin panes. The enclosed rear service
yards are also very complete: No 1 contains a small 2-storey
building, said originally to have housed the coachman before
being converted to a wash-house and coal store. Unrendered,
tall volcanic stone rubble walls to the rear gardens, each
with a doorway off Four Mills Lane. 2 stable blocks adjoin the
service wing of No 2 at the rear. They are roofed parallel to
the carriageway, each with a carriage door and 2 loft doors
over. The carriageway retains the remnants of pitched stone
Interior: No 1 only inspected. Very complete internally with
decorated plaster cornices and decorated plasterwork to the
arches at the end of the entrance passage and into the service
winged. original joinery includes skirtings, panelled doors
and shutters. Marble chimney-piece to front left room. Stick
baluster stair with a mahogany handrail. As mall unheated
room, either butler's pantry or office, overlooks the service
entrance. Comparison with the details of No 4 (q.v) indicates
that each villa was fitted out with slightly different
An unusually complete pair divided by an east west wall with a
curving drive between Nos. 2 and 3. The survival of the
overall plan of the development, along with Nos 3 & 4 and all
the ancillary walls and stables is particularly rare.

Listing NGR: SX8394799594

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