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Holset House Including Barometer Fixed to North Wall

A Grade II Listed Building in Dartmouth, Devon

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Latitude: 50.3482 / 50°20'53"N

Longitude: -3.5776 / 3°34'39"W

OS Eastings: 287850

OS Northings: 50999

OS Grid: SX878509

Mapcode National: GBR QS.RJH5

Mapcode Global: FRA 38D3.VD0

Plus Code: 9C2R8CXC+7X

Entry Name: Holset House Including Barometer Fixed to North Wall

Listing Date: 14 September 1949

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1297052

English Heritage Legacy ID: 387163

ID on this website: 101297052

Location: Kingswear, South Hams, Devon, TQ6

County: Devon

District: South Hams

Civil Parish: Dartmouth

Built-Up Area: Dartmouth

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

Church of England Parish: Dartmouth Townstal

Church of England Diocese: Exeter

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673-1/6/34 (West side)
14/09/49 No.8
Holset House including barometer
fixed to north wall


House, maybe 2 small houses originally. Probably early or mid
C17, some early C19 modernisation. Mixed construction; side
and back walls of stone rubble and front walls are plastered
timber-framing; stone rubble stack and chimneyshaft of C19
painted brick; slate roof.
PLAN: Corner site containing 2 small ranges, each of one-room
plan and smaller to possibly later right-hand range.
EXTERIOR: 3 storeys; 2-window range. Plastered front walls are
lightly blocked out as ashlar, early C19 superficially but
structurally C17. Side walls corbelled out to carry
second-floor jetty to the left and with first-floor jetty to
the right (north) end. Left range has left-hand front doorway
containing a C20 studded door with a small window. To right a
pair of sash windows without glazing bars. First floor has
canted bay with front 16-pane sash window and side 8-pane
sashes. Second floor has smaller 16-pane sash window under
gable with shaped bargeboards and a terracotta finial to the
apex. On the right-hand range the plain side wall to the quay
contains single ground-floor horizontal-sliding 12-pane sash.
North front has C19 plank door and a horned 4-pane sash to
each of the upper floors. Roof at same level as main range but
is much smaller. Gable with shaped bargeboards and a
terracotta finial to the apex.
INTERIOR: Largely the result of apparently superficial C19 and
C20 modernisations; the beams are plastered over and the
fireplaces blocked with grates. C19 stair from ground to first
floor, but original timber newel above. Roof not inspected.
SUBSIDIARY FEATURES: Barometer fixed to the north wall to
right of the door. Good Negretti Zambra manufacture in wooden
case with glass front. An inscribed brass plaque explains that
it was presented to the mariners of Dartmouth in 1860 by the
MP John Hardy of Tunstall Hall, Staffordshire.

Listing NGR: SX8784450999

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