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Raymond Penny House

A Grade II Listed Building in Tiverton, Devon

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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

Plus Code: 9C2RWG27+W3

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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SS9512 PHOENIX LANE, Tiverton
848-1/6/249 Raymond Penny House
(Formerly Listed as:
Hammet's Court)


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
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
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

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