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Sidbury Manor Including Conservatory and Screen Wall to West

A Grade II Listed Building in Sidmouth, Devon

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Latitude: 50.727 / 50°43'37"N

Longitude: -3.2297 / 3°13'46"W

OS Eastings: 313304

OS Northings: 92656

OS Grid: SY133926

Mapcode National: GBR P8.TPFV

Mapcode Global: FRA 4735.5L8

Plus Code: 9C2RPQGC+R4

Entry Name: Sidbury Manor Including Conservatory and Screen Wall to West

Listing Date: 12 November 1973

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1287577

English Heritage Legacy ID: 401966

Location: Sidmouth, East Devon, Devon, EX10

County: Devon

Civil Parish: Sidmouth

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

Church of England Parish: Sidbury with Sidford

Church of England Diocese: Exeter

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Listing Text

Sidbury Manor
including conservatory
end screen wall to west
SY 19 SW 12/308
1879 by David Brandon. Restrained successful free handling of Jacobean
and French Chateau motifs. Large 2 storeys and attics red brick country
house. Ham stone quoins, window dressings, and decorative carving of
high quality. Plinth, band between storeys, modillion cornice and parapet,
with panels of turned balusters raised at one point in strapwork lunette.
Steep pitch gable end slate roofs, finely carved neo-Tudor and Jacobean
chimneys clustered. Ball and mitre finials on gables and at parapet ends.
East entrance front has slightly asymmetrical arrangement of rectangular
bays and slender octagonal tower. Large mullioned and transomed windows,
carved panelled aprons and strapwork decoration to parapets. Upper register
of tower has elaborate stone panels, dog and griffin gargoyles and pointed
leaded roof decorated with 3 finialed gablets. The whole crowned by ornate
weathervane. Grand frontispiece entrance, stone faced with shaped gable
surmounted by lion and finial. 1st floor window flanked by strapped composite
pilasters, elaborate carved entablature and strapwork over with ball and
spike finials. Large porch with paired pilasters, fluted bases, rosettes
in necking. 4-centred arched side windows. Heavy carved entablature
with strapwork parapet. Double panelled and glazed door under 4-centred
moulded arch. South west garden front is in part symmetrical with E group
of gabled bays but there is a further bay to west and a tower wing with
single storey extension set back with large conservatory in right angle.
Fenestration similar to entrance front but with canted bays. Cornice
etc returned. Gables have stone coping and ball and mitre finials. End
bay has oriel 1st floor west side, the ground floor opened in 2 bay arcade
to south and west, diamond block piers and plain piers with heavy foliate
capitals, 4-centred arches. Arcade is repeated on inside wall of conservatory
which has stone faced front: large mullioned and transomed windows articulated
by pilasters, strapwork parapet. Glazed roof supported by cast iron columns
with good foliate capitals inside. The tower is square with steep pitch
hipped French roof, ornamental guard rails around top and weathervane.
West end of single storey extension has large canted bay, the strapwork
parapet carried over from conservatory, A brick screen wall extends to
west with coping. Tuscan columned doorway, dentil cornice to entablature,
mitre finials on blocking course. Interior has full height staircase
hall with arcade to ground floor and on 2 sides of lst floor. 2 flight
oak staircase with finely carved strapwork balustrade. Coved compartmented
ceiling. Library with finely carved oak book cases with niches surmounted
by urns. Sidbury Manor is set in fine park to north west of village.

Listing NGR: SY1330492656

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

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