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Latitude: 51.0892 / 51°5'21"N
Longitude: -4.0655 / 4°3'55"W
OS Eastings: 255441
OS Northings: 134237
OS Grid: SS554342
Mapcode National: GBR KQ.CPWW
Mapcode Global: FRA 26C7.PZB
Plus Code: 9C3Q3WQM+MR
Entry Name: Bellaire House
Listing Date: 31 December 1973
Last Amended: 29 September 1999
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1385010
English Heritage Legacy ID: 485470
Location: Barnstaple, North Devon, Devon, EX31
District: North Devon
Civil Parish: Barnstaple
Built-Up Area: Barnstaple
Traditional County: Devon
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon
Church of England Parish: Pilton with Ashford
Church of England Diocese: Exeter
Tagged with: House
SS5534 BELLAIRE, Pilton
684-1/2/313 (North side)
31/12/73 Bellaire House
(Formerly Listed as:
Bellaire House and house adjoining
House. C17 or earlier, refronted and partly refurbished in the
early C18. Smooth-plastered, said to be cob and stone (Reed);
natural slate roof with sprocketed eaves, hipped at ends; end
stacks with brick shafts and old pots.
Courtyard plan with 4 ranges round a small rear yard. Main
range is a 3-room and through-passage plan, 2 rooms to the
right, one to the left with rear outshut and a rear stair
projection. Rear left wing contains a dairy/pantry, rear right
wing contains the kitchen. C17 or earlier features in both
rear wings indicate that the basic U-plan is C17 or earlier.
Rear range on the other side of the courtyard is a former
stable, now converted to a separate cottage in the same
ownership as the house.
2 storeys. Asymmetrical 4-window range with rusticated quoins
and a moulded eaves cornice. Front door to right of centre has
Tuscan doorcase and panelled door, the upper panels glazed. 2
French windows to right of the front door with glazing bars
and margin panes. Late C19 canted bay to left with moulded
cornice and 4-pane sashes. 4 first-floor 12-pane sashes. Rear
elevation has gabled stair projection and one ground floor C17
3-light oak chamfered mullioned window lighting the
INTERIOR: pre-C18 features include a moulded oak beam in the
kitchen, along the wall to the courtyard, and what is likely
to be a garderobe, now reused as first- and ground-floor
cupboards. It is said to have a drain and grating below the
boards on the ground floor. Early C18 features include 2-panel
doors, a bolection-moulded chimneypiece and the stair, which
has turned balusters. Plaster cornices and frieze to passage
and principal ground-floor room. One first-floor room has a
coved ceiling. Later C19 marble chimneypieces. Dairy/pantry
has slate shelves.
Roof: apex not accessible at time of survey but steep pitch
and staright principal rafters suggest a C17 date is possible.
HISTORICAL NOTE: according to Reed, the house was owned by the
Howard family after the Dissolution and in the C18 it was
probably owned by Richard Parminter, a rich Barnstaple
merchant. It was occupied by the Parminter family until 1776.
(Reed MA: Pilton, its past and people: Barnstaple: 1977-:
Listing NGR: SS5544134237
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