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Peak House

A Grade II Listed Building in Sidmouth, Devon

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Latitude: 50.6764 / 50°40'35"N

Longitude: -3.2517 / 3°15'6"W

OS Eastings: 311650

OS Northings: 87054

OS Grid: SY116870

Mapcode National: GBR P8.C3GJ

Mapcode Global: FRA 4729.2Z5

Entry Name: Peak House

Listing Date: 18 August 1980

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1228516

English Heritage Legacy ID: 403125

Location: Sidmouth, East Devon, Devon, EX10

County: Devon

District: East Devon

Civil Parish: Sidmouth

Built-Up Area: Sidmouth

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

Church of England Parish: Sidmouth

Church of England Diocese: Exeter

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Listing Text

Peak House
SY 1187 8/352
1904. Built to the designs of Evelyn Hellica for Sir Thomas Dewey. A finely
built, substantial house in a very competent early Georgian style, with
affinities to Cornish, or perhaps Lowland Scots, country houses of the early
C18. 2 storeys ashlar with steep hipped slate roofs and tall ashlar corniced
chimney stacks. The south east front symmetrical with 2 storey hipped roof
canted bays of 3 windows flanking the main range of 2 narrow window bays each
side of broader, slightly advanced entrance bay. The latter has mutuled
pediment and a mutuled eaves cornice extends around the range and breaks
forward over the canted bays. Rusticated quoins to angles and centre break.
Windows: glazing bar sashes in architrave surrounds, eased with keystones
flanking centre and with spaced voussoir keys on canted bays. Central round
headed French window doorway in surround of coupled Boric columns, entablature
with bracketed broken segmented pediment with central cartouche. Angled north
west wing with simplified but similar details to fenestration and quoins. To
rear access angle of splayed wing is an Ionic column openpedimented porch,
round headed window above in Gibbs surround. Interior richly decorated with
early C18 style panelling, chimney-pieces and with columnar screen to hall.
Door furnishings, cornices, mouldings etc all in keeping and of fine crafts-

Listing NGR: SY1165087054

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

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