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Latitude: 50.9026 / 50°54'9"N
Longitude: -3.5174 / 3°31'2"W
OS Eastings: 293394
OS Northings: 112551
OS Grid: SS933125
Mapcode National: GBR LG.RJQ8
Mapcode Global: FRA 36JQ.7H4
Entry Name: Hensleigh House Including Walls of Enclosed Garden
Listing Date: 14 December 1972
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1384850
English Heritage Legacy ID: 485309
Location: Tiverton, Mid Devon, Devon, EX16
District: Mid Devon
Civil Parish: Tiverton
Traditional County: Devon
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon
Church of England Parish: Tiverton St Paul, West Exe
Church of England Diocese: Exeter
SS91SW LONGDRAG HILL, Hensleigh
848-1/4/88 Hensleigh House, including walls of
14/12/72 enclosed garden
Small country house. c1700 with possible earlier core. Brick
laid to Flemish bond; dry slate hipped roofs over modillion
cornices; some pedimented roof dormers; brick stacks with
moulded and dentilled cornices. Double-depth plan plus service
wing at rear projecting rear and right of right-hand corner;
some parts to rear demolished 1960s.
EXTERIOR: 2 storeys plus attic; symmetrical 5-window front.
Original 24-pane hornless sashes with thick glazing bars, all
the windows set flush with wall surface; blind windows to 2nd
from left bay. Central doorway (restored after removal of
Victorian alterations) has original spoked fanlight over
6-panel door; distyle Tuscan wooden porch.
Left-hand return is 6-window range garden front with alternate
blind windows; original sashes over mostly rebuilt early C19
canted bays to 2nd and 4th bays.
Right-hand return is 6-window range over basement with most
openings blind; tall stair window to 4th from left bay;
original sashes to bay right of this.
Rear is blind except for 12-pane sash right of centre. Service
wing is 2-window range to front and has 12-pane sashes and
patterned overlight over panelled door on the left.
Garden front of wing has 3-bay opening with Tuscan columns.
INTERIOR: Pevsner notes that left-hand (south east) room has
fine Baroque moulded and carved plaster ceiling with
quatrefoil central panel, foliage scrolls, putti and two
eagles with laurel wreaths, bolection-moulded marble
chimneypiece and bolection-moulded oak panelling.
Right-hand (north east) room has early C19 window shutters
with inner beaded detail, early C19 Greek Revival cornice and
panelling in the style of c1600 which has some genuine pieces;
early C19 open-well stair.
SUBSIDIARY FEATURES: attached rubble kitchen garden walls with
dressed stone arched doorways.
HISTORY: the home of Ambrose Brewin in the C19.
(The Buildings of England: Pevsner N: Devon: 1989-: 819).
Listing NGR: SS9339412551
This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.
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