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Heasley House Hotel with Flanking Walls and Garden Railings Adjoining to South

A Grade II Listed Building in North Molton, Devon

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.0753 / 51°4'31"N

Longitude: -3.8039 / 3°48'14"W

OS Eastings: 273722

OS Northings: 132211

OS Grid: SS737322

Mapcode National: GBR L2.DJ58

Mapcode Global: FRA 26X8.XHL

Entry Name: Heasley House Hotel with Flanking Walls and Garden Railings Adjoining to South

Listing Date: 20 February 1967

Last Amended: 24 November 1988

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1214207

English Heritage Legacy ID: 398972

Location: North Molton, North Devon, Devon, EX36

County: Devon

District: North Devon

Civil Parish: North Molton

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

Church of England Parish: North Molton All Saints

Church of England Diocese: Exeter

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Listing Text

NORTH MOLTON HEASLEY MILL
SS 73 SW
10/155 Heasley House Hotel with flanking
20.2.67 walls and garden railings adjoining
to south (formerly listed as
Heasley Mill Guest House)
GV II
Mine captain's house, now hotel. Early C19. Rendered (lined as ashlar), probably
over stone rubble. Half-hipped scantle-slate roof. Brick stacks (one rebuilt and
one truncated).
Plan: Double-depth plan with 2 rooms to front and back, pairs of integral end stacks
and central entrance passage with staircase hall to rear. Tall flanking splayed wing
walls projecting to front, enclosing small front garden with railings along the
front. The house has been built set-back between two earlier houses, Yen Cottage
(q.v.) to left and Heasley Cottage (q.v.) to right, in an attempt to form a
symmetrical composition. The houses either side are at different angles and they are
screened from the main house by the tall flanking walls. Two storeys and gable-end
lit attic.
Exterior: Symmetrical 3-bay front; C20 plastic glazing bar sashes (probably of
similar pattern to the former early C19 wooden sashes) with raised lintels incised as
voussoirs. Central recessed early C19 door with 6 raised and fielded panels, cast-
iron knocker and radial fanlight. Painted wooden Doric doorcase consisting of
unfluted three-quarter columns supporting sections of triglyph frieze and open
triangular pediment with guttae to soffit. Door approached by 3 stone steps. Tall
flanking splayed walls with stepped coping. Early C19 wrought-iron railings to front
on low stone rubble retaining wall. Pair of central wrought-iron gates with central
rails, paired standards with urn finials. Right-hand gate with small wheel running
on semi-circular rail attached to right-hand standard (possibly a later alteration).
Two-light attic casements in gable ends. Three-bay rear elevation with boxed 4-pane
sashes; central first-floor round-arched staircase window.
Interior: Entrance passage with dado rail. Early C19 six panelled doors with moulded
architraves. Left-hand ground floor room has early C19 marble chimney-piece with
pairs of pilasters supporting frieze with anthemion ornament and patera to centre.
Depressed-arched recesses flanking chimney-piece. Right-hand rear room (probably
former kitchen) has large open fireplaces with early C19 keyed beaded surround and
mantelshelf. Meat hooks in ceiling. Early C19 three flight staircase to rear, with
landings, open string with cut brackets, beaded string band, rectangular-section
stick balusters (3 per tread), ramped moulded handrail, square newel posts, turned
foot newel post, and ramped dado rail to wall. Staircase window with beaded splayed
jambs. First-floor rooms not inspected.
There was much mining activity (mostly copper) in the area around Heasley Mill in the
early C19. Bamfldye Mine nearby was probably reopened in the early C19 and was
active by the 1840s. This is thought to have been the mine manager's (or captain's)
house.

Listing NGR: SS7372232211

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

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