SS7701 : Coleford : Spencer House

taken 9 years ago, near to Coleford, Devon, Great Britain

Coleford : Spencer House
Coleford : Spencer House
The lamp post is Late C19. Cast iron. Lamp post for an electric light comprising octagonal stem with moulding over octagonal base. From top of stem 2 narrow arms project and light housed in a square-sectioned lantern which tapers outwards as it rises to the cap. The lamp post appears on an old photograph of Coleford which the owner claims dates from 1904. The base bears the maker's legend, Barton and King, Exeter. Included for group value. It is positioned at centre of a remarkably unspoilt and picturesque hamlet and lights the crossroads.
Spencer House is Probably C18, thoroughly refurbished and extended circa 1980. Plastered cob on rubble footings; cob stack with C20 plastered chimney shaft; circa 1980 roof of interlocking concrete tile (once thatch). Original house has 2-room plan facing south-east with rear lateral stack to left (south-west) roan and C20 service block at right angles to rear. 2 storeys. Irregular 2-window front of late C19 and C20 casements, most with glazing bars. Roughly central C20 door. Left end wall corner is rounded. Low-pitched roof is half-hipped to left. Interior is largely result of circa 1980 renovation at which time roof structure and slates removed along with first floor structure of right room. Left room has plain joist ceiling and stone rubble fireplace with plain oak lintel and upended slate floor. Spencer House is included for group value because it adjoins Spencer Cottage (q.v.) to right and occupies prominent site in a remarkably unspoilt and picturesque hamlet.
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Date Taken
Sunday, 17 February, 2013   (more nearby)
Tuesday, 19 February, 2013
Geographical Context
Housing, Dwellings 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SS 7718 0107 [10m precision]
WGS84: 50:47.7684N 3:44.6445W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SS 7719 0106
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West-northwest (about 292 degrees)
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