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Higher Woolsgrove Including Adjoining Summerhouse and Cob Garden Walls to South West

A Grade II Listed Building in Sandford, Devon

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Latitude: 50.8135 / 50°48'48"N

Longitude: -3.7146 / 3°42'52"W

OS Eastings: 279300

OS Northings: 102952

OS Grid: SS793029

Mapcode National: GBR L6.Y2SH

Mapcode Global: FRA 363Y.8NK

Entry Name: Higher Woolsgrove Including Adjoining Summerhouse and Cob Garden Walls to South West

Listing Date: 26 August 1965

Last Amended: 20 May 1985

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1258762

English Heritage Legacy ID: 445519

Location: Sandford, Mid Devon, Devon, EX17

County: Devon

District: Mid Devon

Civil Parish: Sandford

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

Church of England Parish: Sandford St Swithin

Church of England Diocese: Exeter

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Listing Text


2/188 Higher Woolsgrove including
26.8.65 adjoining summerhouse and cob
garden walls to south-west.
(formerly listed as Woolsgrove House)


House. Possibly C17 or earlier, heavily remodelled in late C19. Plastered cob on
rubble footings: rubble stacks topped with C19 brick; thatched roof L-shaped
building. 3-room main block facing south-west with rear kitchen wing behind right
(south-east) end room alongside road. 2 storeys. Vaguely symmetrical 3-window
front. Ground floor has 3 late C19 French windows with panelled lower sections and
the main door to right of centre; 2 long panels and overlight with glazing bars
and plain door case with oak and acorn motifs in top corners. Door to store at
left end. Glass roofed verandah across front supported on pairs of circular cast
iron shafts with simply shaped wooden spandrels. Simple crestwork over roof
against wall. First floor casements have thatched gables over including shaped
bargeboards. Late C19 features inside. Although plan suggests at earlier core no
earlier features are exposed. From left end of front a plastered cob wall on
rubble footings with pitched thatched roof provides north west garden wall and,
close to the house breaks to north-west where corner includes small late C19
summerhouse with conical thatched roof supported on rustic timber posts; the walls
and spandrels of the arched doorway are filled with trelliswork. Another similar
high cob wall extends southwestwards from right end of house between garden and

Listing NGR: SS7930002952

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