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Quince House Including Garden Wall to the North East

A Grade II Listed Building in Rose Ash, Devon

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Latitude: 50.988 / 50°59'16"N

Longitude: -3.7544 / 3°45'15"W

OS Eastings: 276958

OS Northings: 122424

OS Grid: SS769224

Mapcode National: GBR L4.L4P3

Mapcode Global: FRA 360H.R4R

Plus Code: 9C2RX6QW+66

Entry Name: Quince House Including Garden Wall to the North East

Listing Date: 20 February 1967

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1318132

English Heritage Legacy ID: 97651

ID on this website: 101318132

Location: North Devon, EX36

County: Devon

District: North Devon

Civil Parish: Rose Ash

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

Church of England Parish: Rose Ash

Church of England Diocese: Exeter

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6/120 Quince House including garden wall
to the north east


House. A circa late C18 remodelling of an earlier - possibly C17-house, C18 rear
left (south-west) wing and a C19 rear right (north-west) wing. Colourwashed rendered
cob on stone rubble footings; bitumen-painted slate roof, gabled at ends; end stacks
and axial stack to main block, all with C20 brick shafts, lateral stack to north-west
Plan: Overall U plan: east facing main range, 3 rooms wide with a left of centre
entrance into a passage with a stair at the rear; rear right and left wings at right
angles to the main range, the rear right wing a kitchen, the rear left wing an
unheated service wing. A rear centre lean-to provides a passageway between the
wings, each wing has a service stair. The asymmetry and thick walls of the main
range suggest a pre 1700 date but any features of this period have disappeared in the
course of subsequent alterations. The rear left wing is probably C18, the rear right
wing probably an early C19 kitchen wing, presumably removing the kitchen from one of
the rooms in the main range at that date. In the circa late C18 the house was
refurbished and retains a nice set of windows and a stair from that period, all in
the main range.
Exterior: 2 storeys. Asymmetrical 4 window front with a cornice with a modillion
frieze. C18 doorcase to left of centre with pilasters, an entablature, panelled
reveals and an C18 6-panel door with fielded panels. Good set of probably late C18
sashes with old glass, 16-pane except the one over the front door which is 12-pane.
The right (north) return of the house has a late C18 small-pane window with one
opening pane, a similar window on the rear (west) elevation of the main range lights
the stair. The rear elevation is also attractive - apart from the stair window there
is a small first floor arched window. A gabled porch in the corner between the main
range and the kitchen wing gives access to the lean-to passage. The rear wings have
late C19 or C20 timber casement windows. An unusually tall rendered cob wall with
slate capping adjoins the house at the north-east corner forming the boundary of the
Interior: The finest feature is a very pretty probably late C18 stick baluster stair
with a ramped wreathed handrail, decorated string and round-headed niche on the stair
well wall. Chimney-pieces seen at time of survey (1987) were C20 replacements. A
very roughly-chamfered crossbeam with runout stops and a 6-panel first floor door in
the south-west wing suggest an C18 date.
Roof Not inspected.
A gentry house with a good C18 front elevation and a plan form unaltered since the

Listing NGR: SS7695822424

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