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Latitude: 50.7776 / 50°46'39"N
Longitude: -3.6933 / 3°41'35"W
OS Eastings: 280708
OS Northings: 98923
OS Grid: SX807989
Mapcode National: GBR QK.XBV2
Mapcode Global: FRA 3741.4YF
Entry Name: Gunstone House
Listing Date: 20 May 1985
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1306158
English Heritage Legacy ID: 95175
Location: Crediton Hamlets, Mid Devon, Devon, EX17
Civil Parish: Crediton Hamlets
Traditional County: Devon
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon
Church of England Parish: Crediton
Church of England Diocese: Exeter
SX 39 NW CREDITON HAMLETS
7/74 Gunstone House
House. Early-mid C19. Stucco on rubble; rubble stacks with brick chimney shafts;
slate roof. Gable-ended, 2 room, double depth building with rear pitch carried
down over single storey rear rooms. Central stairhall plan. Gable-end stacks,
axial stack left of centre and lateral kitchen stack to rear. 2 storeys.
Symmetrical 5-window front of stucco incised as ashlar. 20-pane sashes to ground
floor, 16-pane sashes to first. Central 6-panel door with Tuscan doorcase. Mid
C19 glass-roofed verandah articulated by hip-roofed conservatories projecting
slightly at each end and a similar central projection over the door. Both
conservatories are timber framed with panelling below 3-window fronts, a large
central 4-pane, round-headed window flanked by narrow round-headed windows. The
flanking sections are similar to the 6 verandah supports across the front. Each
bay has cast-iron scrollwork spandrel brackets springing from posts listed as pairs
forming round-headed open arches with pierced panels above and closed dados below.
Timber gutter bracketting. Massive kitchen stack to rear. Kitchen has 16-pane
sash whilst other rear windows are casements. Left side service door has
rusticated stucco surround. Interior preserves much original joinery and
plasterwork. Name represents survival of distinct medieval estate of Gunstan
recorded in 1340. According to records of Court of Wards of 1631 manor of Gunstone
then held by Reynells family. Sources Devon S.M.R.
Listing NGR: SX8070898923
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