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Chantry House the Chantry

A Grade II Listed Building in Aveton Gifford, Devon

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Coordinates

Latitude: 50.3275 / 50°19'38"N

Longitude: -3.8247 / 3°49'28"W

OS Eastings: 270216

OS Northings: 49098

OS Grid: SX702490

Mapcode National: GBR QD.VTFD

Mapcode Global: FRA 28W5.FSM

Entry Name: Chantry House the Chantry

Listing Date: 26 January 1967

Last Amended: 28 July 1989

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1325052

English Heritage Legacy ID: 99449

Location: Aveton Gifford, South Hams, Devon, TQ7

County: Devon

District: South Hams

Civil Parish: Aveton Gifford

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

Church of England Parish: Aveton Gifford St Andrew

Church of England Diocese: Exeter

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Listing Text


AVETON GIFFORD -
SX 74 NW
5/5 Chantry House and The
Chantry (previously
26.1.67 listed as Chantry with
outbuildings)
GV II
Country house in grounds, in two occupations. Late C18 and early to mid C19.
Scribed rendered rubble, exposed to ground floor front, slate roof. A central
hall square front block rebuilt or added to the earlier back wing, which was the
service block but now (1988) is a separate dwelling. Front block is in 3
storeys, 3 windows; ground floor has French doors with transom lights flanking,
panelled door in reveals with Greek key ornament and with transome light. First
floor has tall 12-pane sashes in moulded architrave with shoulders and flared
feet, and cill on brackets, flanking large central flat-roofed oriel with
4:16:4-pane sashes to moulded cornice. Top floor has 3 segmental-headed 6-pane
sashes in moulded architraves and with cills on brackets. Continuous glazed
verandah on 4 fluted cast iron columns, and with glazed-in section at each end;
glazing returns to right side as conservatory. Alternating quoins, modillion
cornice, hipped roof, 2 rendered stacks centred but off ridge each side. Left
return is plain, right return at ground floor has plate glass canted bays flan-
king central pair of doors with Greek key ornament; first floor 2 wide spaced
12-pane and second floor 6-pane segmental-headed sashes, all without archi-
traves. The glazed conservatory continuous across this front. Back has two
12-pane sashes and a 2-light glazing bar casement. The back unit, The Chantry,
is in 2 storeys; face towards Music Room (q.v.) has four 12-pane sashes at first
floor, and is connected to the Music Room with a glazed corridor. Far side has
at ground floor three 12-pane sashes and a pair of doors to a slate hood; at
first floor has two blank recesses and a 12-pane sash. Back, linked to out-
buildings, contains C20 main door to this section. Box eaves to a moulded
cornice, hipped roof with delicate square open bell turret to wind-vane.
Interior: Chantry House has wide entrance hall with open stair to cut string
with decorative tread ends, octagonal balusters, mahogany handrail, glazed tile
floor, cornice with egg and dart, 6-panel C19 doors. Room to right has palmette
frieze with vine leaves, heavy consoled Victorian fireplace, 2 niche cupboards.
Wide elliptical arch to pilasters between ante-room and stair, and smaller round
arch at head of stair to back rooms. Windows with panelled shutters. The
Chantry not fully inspected, has large kitchen with slate slab floor. A C20
canopy connects the back to the former farm outbuildings. A good house in
excellent condition. A large group of outbuildings (not of special interest) is
dated to C Rogers, 1840, and possibly represents the time of the major modifica-
tions to the house exterior.


Listing NGR: SX7021649098

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