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Pickwell Manor Including Front Garden Walls and Features and Retaining Wall with Outbuilding to Rear

A Grade II Listed Building in Georgeham, Devon

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Latitude: 51.1467 / 51°8'47"N

Longitude: -4.2068 / 4°12'24"W

OS Eastings: 245735

OS Northings: 140914

OS Grid: SS457409

Mapcode National: GBR KJ.843H

Mapcode Global: VH3Q1.1FCT

Plus Code: 9C3Q4QWV+M7

Entry Name: Pickwell Manor Including Front Garden Walls and Features and Retaining Wall with Outbuilding to Rear

Listing Date: 26 January 1976

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1325249

English Heritage Legacy ID: 98400

Location: Georgeham, North Devon, Devon, EX33

County: Devon

District: North Devon

Civil Parish: Georgeham

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

Church of England Parish: Georgeham St George

Church of England Diocese: Exeter

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3/146 Pickwell Manor including front
garden walls and features and
26.1.76 retaining wall with outbuilding
to rear.
- II

Large house. Some late medieval fabric to rear wing, otherwise house entirely
rebuilt 1902-1905 for Sir Montague Style. Mostly rock-faced stone built to courses
with dressed stone quoins and ashlar dressings to the openings. Slate roofs with
coped gables. Stacks to each gable end of main range. Jacobethan style. Main
range essentially L-shaped with the central gabled projection also extending some
distance to rear. In each of the 2 angles of this rear extension is a large L-
shaped range to left and to right, 2 shorter parallel ranges with gable ends. Main
range 2 storeys, 5 window range. Outer gabled projections have 5-light cavetto
mullion windows with dripstones and relieving arches on each floor, transomed to
ground floor, but above the central light to left and 3 middle lights to right
extend below, and are axially transomed at the sills of the outer lights. Central
bay has gabled dormer with ball finials to the kneelers. Canted 2 storey bay
window, cavetto mullioned, 3 lights with single side lights on each floor, the
ground floor transomed with 4-centred arches; and with blind panel above. Central
gable has keyed oculus, the outer gables have ventilation slits. Roofline recessed
bays with shaped brackets to eaves soffit so that upper storey windows become
canted flat-roofed dormers of 3-lights with single sidelights. Canted bay cavetto
mullioned window below of 3 lights with sidelights. All principal windows have
square leaded panes. To left side of left-hand bay is 4-centred arched doorway
with stopped and chamfered surround. Main entrance to rear extension of central
bay has large 3 light transomed window above large 4-centred arch doorway with
hollow chamfered and stopped surround surmounted by scrolled brackets flanking
blind stone panels with projecting dentilled lintel over datestones 1588 and 1904
appear on gable walls of the 2 projections to left of doorway and 1905 on rainwater
head. In th rear angle of the L-shaped range to rear is a reset C15 pointed arch
stone doorway with moulded and stopped surround. The front rubble garden walls on
3 sides with ashlar cappings, colonnade of square rubble piers, terrace wall and
central circular pond walls in front form part of 1905 landscaped garden. Also to
rear is 2 storeyed outbuilding built into the bank with flanking retaining rubble
walls. Rubble with dressed stone to the openings with brick inner arches. Slate
roof, probably built as a folly to resemble a chapel with reset pointed arched C15
door with moulded and stopped surround. Pointed arched window on end floor to
right. Buttress on left side with offset. Interior of main range retains most of
1905 decorate scheme, with 5 tapestried wall coverings to the front principal room.
C18 panelling to all 4 walls to first floor room in L-shaped wing to rear.

Listing NGR: SS4573540914

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