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Gurrington House

A Grade II Listed Building in Woodland, Devon

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Latitude: 50.5084 / 50°30'30"N

Longitude: -3.7166 / 3°42'59"W

OS Eastings: 278373

OS Northings: 69034

OS Grid: SX783690

Mapcode National: GBR QK.8JVC

Mapcode Global: FRA 373Q.7WW

Plus Code: 9C2RG75M+99

Entry Name: Gurrington House

Listing Date: 15 October 1984

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1263571

English Heritage Legacy ID: 432048

Location: Woodland, Teignbridge, Devon, TQ13

County: Devon

Civil Parish: Woodland

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

Church of England Parish: Broadhempston St Peter and St Paul

Church of England Diocese: Exeter

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3/64 Gurrington House

- II

House. Early C19. Believed to have been built for Thomas Abraham (d. 1818) on his
retirement from the East India Company. Service-wing may be early C18 or earlier,
with C20 addition on north-west. Rendered solid walls. Asbestos-slated roofs, the
main body of the house having 4 roofs, with swept eaves, arranged in an oblong
around a leaded flat roof with skylight in centre. Chimney-stacks asymmetrically
placed to meet needs of plan. Main house has 2 large ground storey rooms on south-
east side, originally with entrance passage between them; north-west side has open-
well staircase between 2 smaller rooms, the souther-western room serving as an
entrance hall. L-shaped service wing on north-west. 2 storeys. Garden front of
main house (facing north-east) is 4 windows wide. All windows have 2-pane barred
timber sashes, except that lower timber sashes in ground storey are of 9-panes.
South-east front is 5 windows wide, all with 6-paned timber sashes. In centre bay
of ground storey a glazed door with C20 flanking pilasters and pediment. South-
west (entrance front) has 2 similar windows to left in second story and 1 to left
in ground storey. Doorway to left of centre is round-arched with panelled reveals,
the panels flush and wish reeded borders. Door has 3 panels below, the upper part
being glazed in 6 panes; patterned fanlight over. In front of doorway a very large
7-sided porch of mid-C19 date; glazed door in centre, other faces each with 4-paned
timber sash windows. Garden front of service-wing is 4 irregularly sized and
spaced windows wide. All windows have late C19 or early C20 wood casements, except
for second ground storey window from right, which is a 6-paned timber sash. In
left-hand bay a doorway with square porch having a glazed door. Wood bell-turret
on roof, rebuilt C20. Interior: wood staircase with cut strings, thin square-
section balusters, rounded handrail swept up over column newels. South-west ground
storey room has ceiling band with a type of key-pattern; north-east room has grey
marble chimney piece with reeded surround and top is of concentric mouldings (the
other chimney pieces are C20 importations). Service wing has doors with raised and
fielded ovolo-moulded panels.
Source: H R Evans in Transactions of Devonshire Association, 1960, p 212

Listing NGR: SX7837369034

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