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Ashley House and Attached Railings

A Grade II Listed Building in Tiverton, Devon

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Latitude: 50.8879 / 50°53'16"N

Longitude: -3.5002 / 3°30'0"W

OS Eastings: 294575

OS Northings: 110896

OS Grid: SS945108

Mapcode National: GBR LH.S936

Mapcode Global: FRA 36KR.G77

Plus Code: 9C2RVFQX+5W

Entry Name: Ashley House and Attached Railings

Listing Date: 12 February 1952

Last Amended: 10 April 2000

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1384810

English Heritage Legacy ID: 485269

Location: Tiverton, Mid Devon, Devon, EX16

County: Devon

District: Mid 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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848-1/4/42 (West side)
12/02/52 Ashley House and attached railings
(Formerly Listed as:
Ashley House)


Small country house. Early C19, possibly a remodelling of the
C18 house recorded as being on this site (deeds from 1754).
Stucco with stucco impost and 1st-floor sill bands; dry slate
roofs, pyramidal over entrance bays; 2 brick stacks, 2
rendered stacks.
PLAN: L-shaped plan plus quadrant-plan entrance front
containing a large entrance and stair hall virtually filling
the angle; parlour in front of kitchen to left-hand wing;
principal parlour with bowed rear end to other wing, part of
the rounded spaces behind the bow containing as cupboards
facing onto a passage.
EXTERIOR: 2 storeys over basement; symmetrical 3-window bowed
entrance front. Original bowed hornless sashes with thin
glazing bars, those to ground floor with fanlight heads in
round-arched openings. Similar fanlight to central doorway
with pair of panelled and glazed doors; sidelights which
continue as fanlight surround; tripartite basement sashes
(blind lights flanking steps). Basement as plinth, impost band
which breaks back into the recessed window panels, sill band
to 1st-floor windows and moulded eaves cornice.
Front ends of wings at left and right of bowed entrance have
projecting canted bays with Gothic traceried heads to the
sashes. Right-hand return has passage doorway with 6-panel
door and traceried overlight.
INTERIOR: has most of its original features including: L-plan
staircase with open well curved to the landing, wreathed
mahogany handrail over newel and stick balusters; doorways
with moulded architraves and 6-panel doors with inner beaded
panels; marble chimneypieces with consoles and plaster band
with reeded moulding to principal parlour.
SUBSIDIARY FEATURES: curved flights of freestone steps from
left and right of doorway to landing in front of doorway and
with wrought-iron railings to either side.

Listing NGR: SS9460010872

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