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Grattans Manor Including Adjoining Outbuildings to Rear

A Grade II Listed Building in Bow, Devon

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Coordinates

Latitude: 50.8024 / 50°48'8"N

Longitude: -3.7952 / 3°47'42"W

OS Eastings: 273593

OS Northings: 101853

OS Grid: SS735018

Mapcode National: GBR L3.YLD1

Mapcode Global: FRA 26YZ.77S

Entry Name: Grattans Manor Including Adjoining Outbuildings to Rear

Listing Date: 26 August 1965

Last Amended: 20 November 1986

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1325621

English Heritage Legacy ID: 96519

Location: Bow, Mid Devon, Devon, EX17

County: Devon

District: Mid Devon

Civil Parish: Bow

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

Church of England Parish: Bow (or Nymet Tracey) with Broad Nymet

Church of England Diocese: Exeter

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Listing Text

BOW
SS 70 SW
2/5 Grattans Manor (formerly
listed as Grattans) including
26.8.65
adjoining outbuildings to rear

GV II

Small country mansion. Early C19, extended in late C19 plastered rubble and
extension includes some brick; rubble and brick stacks with plastered brick chimney
shafts and several late C19 cream-coloured and square-section chimney-pots; slate
roofs.
Main block facing south has a double depth plan with central entrance hall and rear
stair and a front and back room either side. The front rooms are served by end
stacks and the rear rooms by rear lateral stack. Behind each rear stack rear
service blocks are set at right angles. 2 rooms added on right (east) end. From
the rear corners of the house outbuildings extend backwards (northwards) flanking
the rear courtyard, stables to east and former coachhouse to west.
2 storeys. Principal south front of 2:1:2:1 bays, the right end bay is late C19
addition. In original symmetrical 5-bay front central bay is recessed slightly and
has rusticated stucco quoins like the other corners. It contains large 6-panel door
with panelled reveals and open porch with fluted Doric columns on Portland stone
steps. Secondary entablature frieze of applied flat-work foliate decoration is
incorporated into late C19 7-bay verandah across entire front. It is zinc-roofed
and supported on series of thin iron posts with glazed ends. Small timber spandrels
and end friezes also with flat-work decoration. All windows are sashes in plain
openings with sills, 20-pane to ground floor and 16-pane first floor. Whole of the
front has continuous deep eaves with small bracketed gutter. Hipped roof, right end
addition with separate hipped roof. Similar 2-window left and right-hand returns,
both with blind front windows and rear French windows under 16-pane sashes. The
gable end of the coach house further left is plastered and includes a large round-
headed recess. The rear elevation has central tall round-headed sash with glazing
bars to the stairs. Both rear blocks are gable-ended, each with a ground floor 20-
pane (10/10) sash and tall, round-headed recess above flanked by horizontal-sliding
sashes with glazing bars. Original service doors on inner sides of rear blocks,
both with plain panelled reveals and plain doorcases.
Interior includes much original plaster and joinery including an open string
geometric stair with stick balusters, mahogany handrail, curtail step and scrolled
wreath.
Both stables and coach house face into rear-courtyard the former including 2 stable
doors, each with a small window to left, a loading hatch over the left door, and a
harness room at right end with a window over the door; and the latter now including
C20 casements and a large carriageway at right end, the rear end of which is
blocked.


Listing NGR: SS7359301853

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