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Argyle House

A Grade II Listed Building in Exeter, Devon

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Latitude: 50.725 / 50°43'29"N

Longitude: -3.5312 / 3°31'52"W

OS Eastings: 292020

OS Northings: 92822

OS Grid: SX920928

Mapcode National: GBR P0.PZV5

Mapcode Global: FRA 37H5.84X

Plus Code: 9C2RPFF9+XG

Entry Name: Argyle House

Listing Date: 23 June 2000

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1380755

English Heritage Legacy ID: 481079

Location: Exeter, Devon, EX4

County: Devon

Electoral Ward/Division: St David's

Built-Up Area: Exeter

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

Church of England Parish: Central Exeter

Church of England Diocese: Exeter

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871/3/10056 (Northeast side)
23-JUN-00 Argyle House


Large house now used as offices. Late C17 with C19 alterations. Mass wall construction, painted, stuccoed and blocked out; slate roof with red ridge tiles; cast iron rainwater goods.
Plan: L-plan. Main range with front right wing gabled to the front. One-room deep. Rooms heated by stack to left end; rear right central stair.
Exterior: 3 storeys plus attics and basements. Asymmetrical 5-window front. Porch with 6 panel door with fielded panels and moulded architrave, rectangular overlight with margin panes. To ground floor left is one 12-pane boxed hornless sash window. To ground floor right in wing is a tripartite boxed sash without horns and 2/2, 6/6, 2/2 panes. 2-light casements at first and second floor levels. 2-light casement window in gable and 2-light casement roof dormer. Basement window to left is a 3-light casement. To right, in the wing, are two 2-light casements. Blind windows in left return of wing. Cross tie at first floor level. Right return stuccoed and painted. Skylight in roof. Cross ties at first and 2nd floor level to the left.
INTERIOR: dogleg stair with stick balusters to first floor. The original C17 staircase survives at second floor level with turned balusters. C17 doors and a bolection-moulded chimney-piece not seen on inspection but photographically recorded by John R L Thorp. C19 features include doorcases, doors and shutters. Victorian tiled fireplace to ground floor left.
Historical Note: Photographs and measured drawings by John Thorp archived at the Exeter Museums Archaeological Field Unit.
A good example of a C17 town house surviving in the city centre.

Listing NGR: SX9202092822

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