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Grove Hill House

A Grade II Listed Building in Topsham, Devon

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Coordinates

Latitude: 50.687 / 50°41'13"N

Longitude: -3.4615 / 3°27'41"W

OS Eastings: 296850

OS Northings: 88499

OS Grid: SX968884

Mapcode National: GBR P3.36PQ

Mapcode Global: FRA 37M8.C83

Entry Name: Grove Hill House

Listing Date: 3 November 1992

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1224610

English Heritage Legacy ID: 420694

Location: Exeter, Devon, EX3

County: Devon

Electoral Ward/Division: Topsham

Built-Up Area: Topsham

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

Church of England Parish: Topsham St Margaret

Church of England Diocese: Exeter

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Listing Text

GROVE HILL
SX 98 NE
TOPSHAM
871/27/10007 Grove Hill House
GV II

Villa. Probably late 1850s. Grey limestone rubble with dressed stone
quoins, the north-west (left) end rendered, the service block partly
brick; slate roof preserving some crested ridge tiles; stone stacks
with ashlar shafts. Tudor style. Plan: Overall U plan. The house
is roofed on an approximately north-west/south-east axis with the
entrance on the south west side. The main range is a double depth
block to the south with a service courtyard between two wings to the
north. Exterior: 2 storeys. Assymetrical 4-window front, the main
entrance to right of centre. The house is gabled to the front at the
right end, with a short projecting gabled block to the left of the
porch. Both the gables have deep verges with pierced curly
bargeboards. projecting gabled porch with similar bargeboards with
pendant and finial; chamfered 2-centred outer doorway with a
hoodmould; probably original plank front door with elaborate strap
hinges. Original windows with chamfered architraves and slender
hoodmoulds, glazed with 2-light high-transomed casements. The right
hand gable contains a stone shield. 3 stone ridge stacks with
multiple ashlar shafts with moulded cornices. Interior: Interior and
rear elevation not inspected. The house is not mentioned in White's
1850 Devon, but in the 1879 edition is described as owned by Robert
Manning Davy, J.P., one of the "principal proprietors" of Topsham,
also of Oxenway Lodge, Membury, near Axminster.


Listing NGR: SX9685088499

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