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Grey Gables

A Grade II Listed Building in Ilfracombe, Devon

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Latitude: 51.2072 / 51°12'25"N

Longitude: -4.1305 / 4°7'49"W

OS Eastings: 251267

OS Northings: 147489

OS Grid: SS512474

Mapcode National: GBR KM.4CF8

Mapcode Global: VH4M4.CX6F

Plus Code: 9C3Q6V49+VQ

Entry Name: Grey Gables

Listing Date: 14 March 1994

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1203011

English Heritage Legacy ID: 390273

Location: Ilfracombe, North Devon, Devon, EX34

County: Devon

Civil Parish: Ilfracombe

Built-Up Area: Ilfracombe

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

Church of England Parish: Ilfracombe Holy Trinity

Church of England Diocese: Exeter

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853-1/6/132 (South side)
Grey Gables


Large detached house, now a residential home. Probably 1880 by
WC Oliver of Barnstaple; late C20 addition on left side.
Gothic style.
MATERIALS: cream brick with dressings of red brick and stone.
Slated roof with red crested ridge tiles and terracotta
finials. Red brick chimney on south side.
EXTERIOR: 2 storeys with semi basement and garret.
Asymmetrical front with 3-storeyed gabled projection
off-centre to left having mock timber-framing in the gable. To
right of this the entrance porch with carved pointed arch
springing from thick columns with carved capitals; Gothic open
work balustrade on top. Ground storey windows have cinquefoil
transom lights with coloured glass. Second storey window of
projection has 3 lights with pointed arches springing from
columns between the lights; sashes and transom lights filled
with coloured glass.
Rear elevation (visible from churchyard and Langleigh Road)
has off-centre canted bay window with wooden top storey having
a timber-framed gable and bargeboards. Side elevations have
pairs of similar gables.
INTERIOR not inspected.
An elevation very similar to this for a detached house in
Torrs Park was submitted to the Board by WC Oliver in April
1880. It was referred back but may have been revised and
approved soon after. Southcliffe and Wilderbrook Nursing Home
Annexe (not included) of 1882 are less vigorous but in the
same style.
(North Devon District Council Planning Dept: (microfilm):
Ilfracombe Local Board of Health Planning Register: Book 1:
FILE 4).

Listing NGR: SS5126747489

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