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Manor Offices

A Grade II Listed Building in Holsworthy, Devon

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Latitude: 50.8106 / 50°48'38"N

Longitude: -4.3533 / 4°21'11"W

OS Eastings: 234300

OS Northings: 103872

OS Grid: SS343038

Mapcode National: GBR KB.Y909

Mapcode Global: FRA 16RY.KV6

Entry Name: Manor Offices

Listing Date: 18 December 1989

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1317848

English Heritage Legacy ID: 91943

Location: Holsworthy, Torridge, Devon, EX22

County: Devon

District: Torridge

Civil Parish: Holsworthy

Built-Up Area: Holsworthy

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

Church of England Parish: Holsworthy St Peter and St Paul

Church of England Diocese: Exeter

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Listing Text


16/39 Manor Offices


Council offices and museum, formerly rectory. Late C18 altered mid C20. Render grooved as ashlar, random rubble service wing, shallow pitch asbestos slate roof to main elevation, boxed eaves on facade, external stacks gable ends cut off below apex of roof, hipped stair case block to rear. T-plan, double fronted block with central corridor leading to stairhall with long service wing behind. 2 storeys, 3 bays; first floor 12-pane sash windows, ground floor French windows with marginal glazing bars, left hand window partly blocked, central Doric porch with reproduction door of 6 raised and fielded panels, rectangular light above with diamond pane. Right return fronting carpark: gable end with French windows flanking chimney projection, no marginal glazing bars but original internal shutters. Stair block: first floor 16-pane sash window,French window with marginal glazing bars below, two 12-pane sashes above in cross gable of service
wing 4-light casement below, long range with two 2-light casements. Interior: remains of C18 raised and fielded panelling, door and dentil moulded cornice now in corrridor adjoining stairwell, turned balusters, moulded handrail swept up to newels, late C19 coloured glass to stairlight window, and short flight of stairs on first floor flanked by balusters swept back around newels; this room not seen. The rectory garden formerly contained The Labyrinth, a maze covering half an acre with a tree and seat in the centre. Laid out by Viscount Mahon in 1821, it was generally considered to be the only feature of interest for the visitor to Holsworthy until its destruction in the early C20. The site is now a carpark. The rectory was sold by the Church Commissioners to the District Council in 1947. (Leeson Day, Holsworthy, Devonshire Association Parochial Histories, 1934.)

Listing NGR: SS3430003872

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