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Gorwell House

A Grade II Listed Building in Barnstaple, Devon

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Latitude: 51.0829 / 51°4'58"N

Longitude: -4.0391 / 4°2'20"W

OS Eastings: 257272

OS Northings: 133491

OS Grid: SS572334

Mapcode National: GBR KR.D4KW

Mapcode Global: FRA 26F8.87Q

Plus Code: 9C3Q3XM6+59

Entry Name: Gorwell House

Listing Date: 31 December 1973

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1385129

English Heritage Legacy ID: 485591

ID on this website: 101385129

Location: Derby, North Devon, EX32

County: Devon

District: North Devon

Civil Parish: Barnstaple

Built-Up Area: Barnstaple

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

Church of England Parish: Barnstaple St Peter and St Mary Magdalene

Church of England Diocese: Exeter

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684-1/3/112 (North side (off))
31/12/73 Gorwell House


House. c1825. For the owner of the Derby Lace Works. Stuccoed
mass wall construction; natural slate roof concealed behind
parapet; stacks with rendered shaft. Overall L-plan. Main
block 2 rooms wide and one room deep with a central entrance
passage containing the stair; rear left service wing, partly
in separate ownership.
2 storeys. Symmetrical 5-bay front. Parapet above
deeply-moulded cornice. Windows with floating cornices on
small brackets. Steps up to 7-bay Bathstone Ionic loggia with
entablature with moulded cornice and paired columns at either
end and to the central doorway, returning for 4 bays at either
end. Doorcase with paired pilasters; 2-leaf front door with
glazing bars and margin panes. 4 ground-floor French windows
with glazing bars and margin panes with external sliding
louvred shutters. First-floor windows 2-pane sashes with
margin panes and housing for missing shutters. The left return
retains some probably original 12-pane sash windows.
INTERIOR: very intact; includes joinery and turned baluster
staircase and good plaster friezes and cornices; original
chimneypieces. First floor said to have Gothic plaster

Listing NGR: SS5727233491

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