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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
Plus Code: 9C2RVGP4+26
Entry Name: Ashley Court
Listing Date: 12 February 1952
Last Amended: 10 April 2000
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1384806
English Heritage Legacy ID: 485265
Location: Tiverton, Mid Devon, Devon, EX16
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
SS91SW EXETER ROAD, Ashley
848-1/4/38 (West side)
12/02/52 Ashley Court
(Formerly Listed as:
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
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