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Portland House

A Grade II Listed Building in Ilfracombe, Devon

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Latitude: 51.209 / 51°12'32"N

Longitude: -4.1191 / 4°7'8"W

OS Eastings: 252069

OS Northings: 147670

OS Grid: SS520476

Mapcode National: GBR KN.42BF

Mapcode Global: VH4M4.KW71

Plus Code: 9C3Q6V5J+J8

Entry Name: Portland House

Listing Date: 14 March 1994

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1208901

English Heritage Legacy ID: 390250

Location: Ilfracombe, North Devon, Devon, EX34

County: Devon

District: North Devon

Civil Parish: Ilfracombe

Built-Up Area: Ilfracombe

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

Church of England Parish: Ilfracombe St Philip and St James

Church of England Diocese: Exeter

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853-1/7/110 (North side)
Portland House


Residential care home for the elderly, formerly a private
house. Early to mid C19.
MATERIALS: rendered, solid walls. Slated mansard roof, the
upper front slope with asbestos slates; low building to right
has slated pitched roof. Rendered chimney on right gable with
5 good, round red pots, the front 2 taller than the rest; low
building has red brick chimney to right with 2 round cream
PLAN: double-fronted, double-depth plan.
EXTERIOR: 2 storeys with garret; single-storey range to right.
3-window front, the middle window in a deep gabled projection.
This contains the front doorway with moulded architrave and
panelled reveals; late C20 wooden glazed door. In front of it
is a single-storeyed, glazed wooden porch on a rendered base,
probably late C19; glazed, pitched roof with gable at the
Round-arched second storey window above, set in a shallow
round-arched recess; barred sashes, the lower one with 3 panes
and margin panes, the upper with 6 panes, margin panes and
shaped panes in the window head. Round-arched gable window
with 2-paned sashes. Plain bargeboards, probably a C20
replacement. Flanking windows have 6-paned sashes. Many of the
windows (certainly all 3 second-storey windows) contain old
glass. 2 plain dormer windows, probably C20 additions.
Single-storey range to right has no features; added porch with
late C20 panelled door has built-in fanlight.
INTERIOR not inspected. Allen T Hussell (Ilfracombe Chronicle,
2.7.1937), said it had a 'splendid example of an open
continuous handrail staircase, with cut and bracketed shallow
strings'. He also mentions good moulded plaster cornices
decorated with little balls.
(Ilfracombe Chronicle: Hussell AT: 8).

Listing NGR: SS5206947670

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