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Latitude: 50.7229 / 50°43'22"N
Longitude: -3.5278 / 3°31'40"W
OS Eastings: 292250
OS Northings: 92590
OS Grid: SX922925
Mapcode National: GBR P1.8SX6
Mapcode Global: FRA 37H5.HFH
Entry Name: 14, Cathedral Close
Listing Date: 19 February 2001
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1246838
English Heritage Legacy ID: 487028
Location: Exeter, Devon, EX1
Electoral Ward/Division: St David's
Built-Up Area: Exeter
Traditional County: Devon
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon
Church of England Parish: Exeter Cathedral
Church of England Diocese: Exeter
SX 9292 SW CATHEDRAL CLOSE
871/3/10037 (North side)
Large house, now used as offices. c.1840s. Snecked grey limestone with ashlar quoins, stucco dressings and concrete coping to the gables. Slate roofs. Cast iron rainwater goods. Gothic Revival detail applied to roughly symmetrical front elevation.
Plan: approximately rectangular plan with left and right wings projecting to the front. Rooms heated by end stacks to left and also at front right.
Exterior: 2 storeys plus attic and basements. Front elevation is not as impressive as garden elevation (right return). Asymmetrical, 2-window front with projecting lateral chimney stack to right (shaft dismantled). Stucco platband at first floor. Central projecting porch with parapet. Hoodmould over 4-centred arched doorway with ovolo/cavetto moulding. Planted panels to front door. Small single light window in right return of porch. Ground floor left window and those at first floor are 2-light mullioned windows containing pairs of small-pane hornless sashes. Half dormers with 2-light casement to left and 2-light mullioned window with hornless sash to right.
Garden elevation, right return, is symmetrical 1:3:1 bays. The end bays are gabled to the front with coped gables and kneelers; middle bay is lower in height and recessed. It has a crenellated parapet which partly obscures the roof of this range. Stucco platband at first floor cill level. Ground floor windows are 3-light small pane casements in end bays, the middle bays have three 2-light windows with glazing bars. First floor and windows in gables of end bays are all mullioned with small-pane hornless sashes. Basement windows are 16-pane hornless sashes.
Left return: 3 bays with coped gables to end bays and stringcourse. End bays each have a projecting lateral stack . Middle bay is lower in height and recessed with gutter on brackets. Single storey plus basement service block projects from middle bay. Scattered fenestration with small-pane hornless sashes.
INTERIOR: Only partially inspected. Inner door behind main entrance is 2-leaf. Each leaf has 2 panels, the top ones glazed; 4-centred arched overlight . Some rearrangement of original plan. Front staircase retains stick balusters with wreathed handrail. Most original internal doors remain. Most wooden shutters remain to ground floor windows.
This building contributes to the environment of the cathedral, standing between it and the post-blitz rebuilding to the north east.
Listing NGR: SX9225092590
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