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Wood House Lodge

A Grade II Listed Building in South Tawton, Devon

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Latitude: 50.7452 / 50°44'42"N

Longitude: -3.9104 / 3°54'37"W

OS Eastings: 265310

OS Northings: 95699

OS Grid: SX653956

Mapcode National: GBR Q7.7H7P

Mapcode Global: FRA 27P3.QCM

Plus Code: 9C2RP3WQ+3R

Entry Name: Wood House Lodge

Listing Date: 4 March 1988

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1326115

English Heritage Legacy ID: 94986

Location: Wood House, West Devon, Devon, EX20

County: Devon

District: West Devon

Civil Parish: South Tawton

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

Church of England Parish: South Tawton St Andrew

Church of England Diocese: Exeter

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Lodge to Wood House (q.v.). 1899-1905 by Thomas Mawson or Dan Gibson, renovated and
enlarged circa 1980. Roughcast walls and stacks of stone rubble or brick; granite
ashlar detail; slate roof.
Plan: originally a 2- or 3-room plan cottage facing onto the drive to north. T-
shaped plan with 2-room main block and right end gable end stack. Gabled bay
projects forward just left of centre. This may originally have been a separate room
and it has a projecting lateral stack on the left side. Entrance porch in angle of
front bay (right side) and main block. Circa 1980 the rooms were all knocked into
one and new service rooms built onto the rear. Single storey.
Exterior: the gabled front end of the bay has a canted bay window with 2-lights each
side; granite mullioned with roll-moulded elliptical head lights and sunken
spandrels. It contains replacement rectangular panes of leaded glass. To right of
the bay a plain granite mullioned 2-light window with simple slate dripcourse above
(a 3-light version in the right end wail). Panelled oak door to porch. Roofs are
Interior: is largely the result of the circa 1980 renovation.
This lodge is part of an extensive landscaping scheme conceived by Mawson to go with
the rebuilding of Wood House (q.v.). Mawson himself considered the whole scheme as
one of his major achievements.
Source: T H Mawson The Art and Craft of Garden Making, (5th edition) includes
copious notes and illustrations of Wood House.

Listing NGR: SX6531095699

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