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Laundry Immediately North North West of Kings Nympton Park

A Grade II* Listed Building in King's Nympton, Devon

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Coordinates

Latitude: 50.9602 / 50°57'36"N

Longitude: -3.8914 / 3°53'28"W

OS Eastings: 267267

OS Northings: 119571

OS Grid: SS672195

Mapcode National: GBR KZ.MS05

Mapcode Global: FRA 26QK.ZRH

Entry Name: Laundry Immediately North North West of Kings Nympton Park

Listing Date: 9 June 1952

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1325777

English Heritage Legacy ID: 97301

Location: King's Nympton, North Devon, Devon, EX37

County: Devon

District: North Devon

Civil Parish: King's Nympton

Civil Parish/community: King's Nympton

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

Church of England Parish: Kingsnympton St James the Apostle

Church of England Diocese: Exeter

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Listing Text

KINGS NIMPTON KINGS NYMPTON PARK
SS 61 NE
3/125 Laundry immediately north-north--
9.6.52 west of Kings Nympton Park
GV II*

Laundry, including a wash house and servants' accommodation. Probably mid C18 and
contemporary with King's Nympton Park (q.v). Local stone rubble with dressed stone
quoins and red brick and cement dressings. Hipped slate roof. Large ashlar axial
stack at the centre with a chamfered cornice and plinth.
Plan: rectangular on plan with a large central stack serving 3 main rooms; the wash
house to the left has direct entry through a doorway at the front, the right-hand
room is entered through a cross-passage at the rignt-hand end of the building, the
third room is situated behind the stack. There is a staircase at the back in the
right-hand corner and another to the left behind the wash house.
Exterior: 2 storeys. Symmetrical 4-window front; the windows are more widely
spaced at the centre and all are original with thick glazing bars; 9-pane sashes
for the right and left of centre and 4 original horizontally pivotted first floor
windows on the first with 6 panes. All the openings have red brick flat arches and
jambs. To the right and left of the front the original 6-panel doors in similar
brick openings. The parapet steps up at the centre and has a moulded cement cornice
and string.
Asymmetrical rear elevation witn C19 3-light casements and C19 plank door. The west
end has an C18 2-light cross mullion transom ground floor window and a C19 3-light
window above and blocked openings to the right. The east elevation is symmetrical
with blind or blocked windows, the ground floor left-hand and right-hand are C18 9-
pane sashes with thick glazing bars, the first floor right-hand window is an C18 6-
pane horizontally pivoting window with thick glazing bars.
Interior: the left-hand room, the wash-house has 2 large coppers, one very large in
3 arched recesses in the stack. The right-hand room and the back room also have
fireplaces in the central stack.


Listing NGR: SS6726719571

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