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Latitude: 51.0878 / 51°5'16"N
Longitude: -4.0631 / 4°3'47"W
OS Eastings: 255606
OS Northings: 134080
OS Grid: SS556340
Mapcode National: GBR KQ.CQJB
Mapcode Global: FRA 26C7.YQ5
Plus Code: 9C3Q3WQP+4Q
Entry Name: Pilton Abbey
Listing Date: 31 December 1973
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1385081
English Heritage Legacy ID: 485542
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: Monastery
SS5534SE BULL HILL, Pilton
684-1/2/321 (South side)
31/12/73 Pilton Abbey
House. c1840s, probably with an earlier core. Mass wall
construction, rendered; one stone rubble elevation to service
end; gabled, coped slate roofs (one hipped roof to service
wing, which might be earlier); stacks with rendered shafts,
some multiple, with projecting cornices and some old pots;
cast-iron rainwater goods. Large, deep, approximately
rectangular plan with entrance on the east side and service
wings to NW.
3 storeys. Deep eaves with projecting rafter ends. Timber
mullioned windows with moulded mullions and high transoms,
glazed with small-pane casements. Asymmetrical 3-window E
front. Left-hand of elevation occupied by shallow projecting
stack with set-offs and triple shafts. Projecting porch
alongside to right with coped gable with corbelled kneelers
and chamfered Tudor arched outer doorway; Tudor-style front
door with planted mouldings. 2 ground and 3 first-floor
windows, the ground-floor windows with hoodmoulds. One gabled
attic dormer in narrow gable, also coped with kneelers, with
one-light crank-headed window. Service block to right is gable
end to the E with a single first-floor 2-light window to match
the others and a gable end stack.
Garden (S) elevation in the same style is gabled to the front
to left and right with a small gable to the narrow recessed
bay in the centre. Shallow ground-floor bays to left and right
with hipped roofs, glazed with 3-light windows. 2-storey
canted bay in centre with half-glazed garden door and bay
window to first floor. Second-floor window above bay is a
one-light crank-headed window. Outer bays have 3-light
first-floor windows and 2-light attic windows in the gables.
Other elevations preserve early C19 windows including at least
one 16-pane sash which may be C18.
INTERIOR: not seen on survey but known to contain early C19
chimneypieces and joinery.
HISTORICAL NOTE: the building was never part of a monastic
site. It was known as Lee's tenement in the C17 and C18. It
was a large house by 1780, and was named Pilton Abbey by 1866.
(Reed MA: Pilton, its Past and Present: Barnstaple: 1985-:
Listing NGR: SS5562234099
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