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Ashley Court

A Grade II Listed Building in Tiverton, Devon

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Latitude: 50.8851 / 50°53'6"N

Longitude: -3.4944 / 3°29'39"W

OS Eastings: 294975

OS Northings: 110572

OS Grid: SS949105

Mapcode National: GBR LH.SJKC

Mapcode Global: FRA 36KR.QFZ

Entry Name: Ashley Court

Listing Date: 12 February 1952

Last Amended: 10 April 2000

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1384806

English Heritage Legacy ID: 485265

Location: Tiverton, Mid Devon, Devon, EX16

County: Devon

Civil Parish: Tiverton

Built-Up Area: Tiverton

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

Church of England Parish: Tiverton St Paul, West Exe

Church of England Diocese: Exeter

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Listing Text


848-1/4/38 (West side)
12/02/52 Ashley Court
(Formerly Listed as:
Ashley Court)


Small country house. Early C19, possibly incorporating remains
of 1657 house built by John Upcott, a Tiverton Wool merchant,
all built within part of what was once Henry II's hunting
park. Plain stucco walls; large slate hipped roof with very
deep eaves on paired brackets; rendered stacks over the cross
walls. Double-depth plan plus service rooms at rear.
EXTERIOR: 2 storeys; symmetrical 3-window front. Mid C19
3-light casements with margin panes, to 1st-floor left and
right, otherwise late C19 French windows at the front
(original early C19 hornless sashes with glazing bars to
service rooms at rear and to returns towards rear at left and
right); fine cast-iron verandah with bowed centre and scrolled
and anthemion detail; tripartite doorway within rusticated
stucco surround, fielded panelled door.
3-window right-hand return (front block) has casement windows
with margin panes to 1st floor, later transomed windows below,
all within stucco architraves, those to 1st floor with hoods.
4-window left-hand return (front block) has 2-storey canted
bay on right.
Good unaltered group of service wings at rear includes apple
loft with pyramidal roof surmounted by pyramidal-roofed
INTERIOR: has good quality features including moulded and
carved ceiling cornices and bands to reception area, panelled
doors and window shutters and open-well staircase with open
string and mahogany handrail; Victorian chimneypieces where
HISTORY: Ashley Court was once the home of Thomas Cosway, an
uncle of the Tiverton painter Richard Cosway.
(Western Morning News article (from undated cutting)).

Listing NGR: SS9497510572

This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.

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