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Latitude: 51.2088 / 51°12'31"N
Longitude: -4.1244 / 4°7'27"W
OS Eastings: 251703
OS Northings: 147649
OS Grid: SS517476
Mapcode National: GBR KN.410N
Mapcode Global: VH4M4.GWG7
Plus Code: 9C3Q6V5G+G7
Entry Name: Fortescue House
Listing Date: 12 March 1990
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1203025
English Heritage Legacy ID: 390193
Location: Ilfracombe, North Devon, Devon, EX34
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
Tagged with: House
SS5147 FORTESCUE ROAD
853-1/6/51 (East side)
Detached house. Early C19, altered late C19. Rendered, solid
walls. Slated roof, hipped at left-hand-end. Rendered chimney
on right-hand gable.
EXTERIOR: 3 storeys. 3-window symmetrical front. Wooden
entrance porch (now infilled) in centre of ground storey with
plain shafted Tuscan columns; entablature with triglyphs
having flowers in the metopes. C20 glazed door with patterned
late C19 fanlight above; original patterned fanlight over
inner door. Late C19 ornamental iron cresting in Gothic style
on top. Above the porch is a plain sash window with one
upright glazing-bar to each sash.
Outer windows in ground and second storeys have canted wood
bays with steep slated roofs, these finished with iron
crestings like that on the porch; sash windows, those in
centre with one upright glazing-bar each. Third storey windows
have barred sashes, the outer windows with 8 panes below and 4
above, the centre one with 6 panes below and 3 above; in front
of the latter is a guard rail like that over the porch.
Moulded wood board below the eaves.
Left-hand-side all has 8-paned sash window in ground storey.
Wooden canted bay window in second storey with sash windows
having one horizontal glazing bar to each sash. Set back to
the left is a single- storeyed, flat-roofed addition of late
C20 appearance, except that 2 of the windows appear to have
sashes of late C19 date, with 1 upright glazing-bar per sash.
INTERIOR not inspected, but immediately inside the front door
is the original wooden staircase with thin square balusters,
voluted at the foot of the stair.
A building appears to occupy this site on the Ilfracombe tithe
map of 1840.
(Ilfracombe Tithe Map: 1840-).
Listing NGR: SS5170347649
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