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Raymond Penny House

A Grade II Listed Building in Tiverton, Devon

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Coordinates

Latitude: 50.9023 / 50°54'8"N

Longitude: -3.4873 / 3°29'14"W

OS Eastings: 295514

OS Northings: 112476

OS Grid: SS955124

Mapcode National: GBR LJ.RDCD

Mapcode Global: FRA 36LQ.77L

Entry Name: Raymond Penny House

Listing Date: 12 February 1952

Last Amended: 10 April 2000

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1384878

English Heritage Legacy ID: 485337

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 George

Church of England Diocese: Exeter

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Listing Text


TIVERTON

SS9512 PHOENIX LANE, Tiverton
848-1/6/249 Raymond Penny House
12/02/52
(Formerly Listed as:
OFF FORE STREET, Tiverton
No.2
Hammet's Court)

GV II

House, now used as offices and surgery. c1830s, rear block
removed in c1970s, rear elevation of that date. Late C20
refurbishment and alterations to the designs of David Yarham.
Smooth-plastered mass wall construction, hipped slate roof
with lead rolls; cast-iron rain water goods, stacks
dismantled.
PLAN: formerly double-depth (information from David Yarham),
now single depth. 2 rooms wide with central staircase and
rooms off stair landings.
EXTERIOR: 3 storeys and basement with single-storey block at
south-east end. 3-bay 5-window front, centre bay broken
forward slightly. Steps up to central entrance with fielded
panelled soffit with projecting pedimented porch on Doric
columns and C20 2-leaf front door. Modillion eaves cornice.
Outer bays have flush sash windows with moulded architraves,
glazed with 4-pane sashes. Centre bay has similar tripartite
sashes (the frames probably earlier than the glazing). Steps
down to the basement at front right; area railings and walls
C20.
Rear elevation is late C20 but in a sympathetic style with a
Tuscan porch, left and right pilasters with sunk mouldings,
and a cornice which breaks forward in centre front. 4-pane
sashes, except hound-headed stair sash with glazing bars.
The right return has one second and one first floor 4-pane
sash and a hipped roof single-storey block, which also has a
modillion cornice. The left return has one ground and one
first floor tripartite sash and a second floor Diocletian
tripartite sash.
INTERIOR: original stick baluster stair with ramped mahogany
handrail and 2 round-headed timber pilastered recesses on
first-floor landing. Joinery appears to be late C20.
Although effectively only half a house, this building occupies
a prominent position in the town and has group value with
Gotham House (qv).


Listing NGR: SS9551412476

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

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