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Halsannery Field Centre

A Grade II Listed Building in Bideford, Devon

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Latitude: 50.9995 / 50°59'58"N

Longitude: -4.2003 / 4°12'1"W

OS Eastings: 245702

OS Northings: 124533

OS Grid: SS457245

Mapcode National: GBR KJ.KCRS

Mapcode Global: FRA 262G.RG3

Plus Code: 9C2QXQXX+QV

Entry Name: Halsannery Field Centre

Listing Date: 7 April 1987

Last Amended: 19 April 1993

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1282901

English Heritage Legacy ID: 375945

Location: Bideford, Torridge, Devon, EX39

County: Devon

District: Torridge

Town: Torridge

Civil Parish: Bideford

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

Church of England Parish: Bideford St Mary

Church of England Diocese: Exeter

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842-1/4/245 (South West side)
07/04/87 Halsannery Field Centre
(Formerly Listed as:
Hallsannery House)


Large house, now a field centre. Early/mid C19. Solid rendered
walls. Hipped slate roof. Rendered chimneys with panelled
Double-depth plan, 3 rooms wide with centre hallway running
from main entrance in right side-wall to staircase at rear
centre. Back stairs to rear right, behind which are the
original kitchen and L-shaped service-wing, the latter arcaded
on left side towards a small courtyard. 2 storeys with
cellars; 5-window garden front with 4-window entrance-front to
right. Garden front has flanking pilasters rising to
scroll-bracketed eaves-cornice. 3-light centre window set in
slight projection.
Ground-storey windows have plain surrounds but with cornices
on enriched consoles, the centre window with in addition a
frieze decorated with wreaths. In second storey the outer
windows have moulded architraves, while the centre one had
flanking pilasters. Outer windows in both storeys have 6-paned
sashes, except that the right-hand ground-storey window has
3-paned French windows with a 3-paned fanlight. Centre windows
have 2-paned sashes, except for a 4-paned sash in middle light
of second-storey windows; upper sashes round-headed.
Entrance front similar in character, except that the
ground-storey windows do not have consoles. Large
porte-cochere, probably mostly rebuilt in C20. Above is a
square wooden bay window, probably late C19 or early C20, with
glazing-bars and fluted frieze. Adjoining the right-hand side
is the round-arched stable gateway with flanking pilasters;
within the head of the arch is an open-work screen of
semi-circular panels. On top of it is a bell in a scrolled
iron frame.
INTERIOR retains many original high-quality details. Hallway
has enriched modillion cornice and screen with composite
columns. Geometrical wood stair with thin round balusters
carved with lilies at the base; oval skylight decorated with
plaster lilies and anthemions. The front ground-floor rooms
have the best detail. That to left has an enriched cornice and
frieze; white marble chimneypiece with Egyptian-style columns.
The other 2 rooms have foliated chandelier-bosses, that to
right set in a panelled ceiling. Wood back stairs with
octagonal balusters and newels. Kitchen fireplace with
key-patterned wood surround. Some good later wood
chimneypieces, probably early/mid C20. That in ground-floor
right front room has caryatid-like angel, that in first-floor
rear right room has inset blue Delft tiles.

Listing NGR: SS4570224533

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