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Lee House with Attached Stables and Barn and Adjoining Garden Walls to West and East

A Grade II Listed Building in Marwood, Devon

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Latitude: 51.1159 / 51°6'57"N

Longitude: -4.0899 / 4°5'23"W

OS Eastings: 253817

OS Northings: 137257

OS Grid: SS538372

Mapcode National: GBR KP.9XCG

Mapcode Global: VH4MR.266W

Entry Name: Lee House with Attached Stables and Barn and Adjoining Garden Walls to West and East

Listing Date: 16 November 1984

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1318219

English Heritage Legacy ID: 98201

Location: Marwood, North Devon, Devon, EX31

County: Devon

District: North Devon

Civil Parish: Marwood

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

Church of England Parish: Marwood St Michael and All Angels

Church of England Diocese: Exeter

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Listing Text


- Lee House, with attached
Stables and Barn and
adjoining garden walls to west
and east

- II

Large house, C18 remodelled early C19 with earlier, probably C16 fabric in small
range projecting east. The main facade is stucco on rubble stone. Attached stable
block to right and attached barn to left, both in squared stone built to courses
with gables of rubble stone. These long wings project at right angles to form a
large 3 sided courtyard, terraced down on the fourth side. Slate roofs throughout
with pairs of brick stacks to each end and two offset brick stacks to rear of main
block. Domestic quarters run round into the first bays of projecting wings and are
marked by brick stacks. Two storeys. Main block has stone parapet and unmoulded
cornice. 5 bays of 15 pane, tilting windows circa 1980, at first floor. Central
projecting classical porch of paired stone pilasters, cornice and parapet
surmounted by a seated animal sculpture which may not be contemporary. Pair of 3/4
glazed entrance doors. 2 tripartite original timber sash windows, 6 panes upper
sash, 9 panes lower sash with glazing bars and matching pattern, single pane wide,
side lights, recessed segmental heads, each side of porch. Projecting wing to
right has a single opening with timber sashes, 6 panes per sash and 2 openings
similarly sashed below with brick surrounds. To the right the stables proper have
small 3-light windows, one each side of round headed doorway and timber door. To
the right under the eaves a 2-light timber window each with 4 panes in brick
reveals. Rear of barn has a slated canopy over large modern double doors. Each
projecting gable has coped parapet with kneelers. Large central segmental headed
blocked opening with timber sashes inserted with glazing bars, 6 panes per sash, on
the barn gable. Above are 2 square-headed openings blocked, also with sills, those
on the stable range have 15 pane tilting windows circa 1980 broken through. In the
gable apexes round headed recess with sill, that to the stable range modified for a
flag pole and flag raising. Small apex finials. The stable gable contains a
sundial high up. To the rear of the stable the main range runs into the earlier
fabric projecting eastwards, where 2 principals with short curved feet survive. On
the south side of the projecting wing is an old square-headed doorway into the
present kitchen probably reset, with heavily moulded architrave complete with
ancient door. On the north side the projection is jointed by outbuildings to an
outshut running from the main range, forming a small rear courtyard. Here, on the
north side, is a reset datestone initialled FM:MW and dated 1581. On the south
side is a C18 15-paned timber ½ glazed door. Interior: the principal room has a
classical style,probably late Cl9 chimneypiece at the west end with paired slender
reeded colonettes with horses head capitals with entablature over and bracketted
mantle below. C19 cast iron fireplace with matching festoon pattern. Further
fireplace in the north wall has early C19 surround with classical figures in the
capitals each side of a mythological scene. 2 ornate plaster ceilings, probably
contemporary, rectangular panelled to west end, circle set with encircling panels
and small rose. In the room at the extreme west end of the main range, a gallery
is said to include altar rails from Pilton Church.

Listing NGR: SS5381737257

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

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