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Essington House and Coach House Immediately to South West

A Grade II Listed Building in North Tawton, Devon

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Coordinates

Latitude: 50.8005 / 50°48'1"N

Longitude: -3.8968 / 3°53'48"W

OS Eastings: 266428

OS Northings: 101822

OS Grid: SS664018

Mapcode National: GBR KY.YYD8

Mapcode Global: FRA 26QZ.9PS

Entry Name: Essington House and Coach House Immediately to South West

Listing Date: 8 October 1987

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1326437

English Heritage Legacy ID: 92977

Location: North Tawton, West Devon, Devon, EX20

County: Devon

District: West Devon

Civil Parish: North Tawton

Built-Up Area: North Tawton

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

Church of England Parish: North Tawton St Peter

Church of England Diocese: Exeter

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Listing Text

NORTH TAWTON ESSINGTON ROAD, North Tawton
SS 60 SE
13/94 Essington House and
Coach House immediately to
south-west
GV II
House, reputedly originally vicarage. Circa 1830-40, possibly with later C19
addition. Walls mainly of sandstone ashlar with stone rubble to right-hand wing.
Gable ended slate roof with coping stones to gables. Several stone ashlar chimney
stacks, some with circular shafts and one at the front which is castellated.
Plan: roughly L-shaped plan, principal rooms in range to left of entrance hall at
centre, facing garden; stairs at rear of hall with service rooms in wing to right.
Beyond this is another range of obviously inferior quality which could be a later
service addition. Tudor Gothic style.
Exterior: 2 storeys and 3 storeys. Symmetrical 3-window garden front with central
projecting gable. Original 3-light windows with square hoodmoulds, the ground floor
ones have transoms and the first floor windows are sashes. Central gable has carved
stone shield above first floor window and dripcourse following the line of the
gable. Chimney at the right-hand corner of this front goes across the angle and is
corbelled out from the wall. The entrance front has a porch with angle buttresses
and parapet integral with the gable to the left. It has a large 4-centred arched
doorway with original glazed doors and 2-light sash above with arched heads.
Recessed section to right of porch with 2 and 3-light windows. Large projecting
gable to the right of 3 storeys with similar hoodmoulded windows. Beyond it is a
wing of very inferior construction to the main range, which might be later C19.
Interior is surprisingly plain and simple in comparison to the exterior and is of
classical rather than gothic style with simple moulded cornices, 4 panelled doors
and staircase with stick balusters and turned newels.
To include former coach house which is connected by a wall to the south-west corner
of the garden front. It is constructed of coursed stone rubble with a corbelled
stone stack at its gable end.


Listing NGR: SS6642601820

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