© Mr Anthony Chapman
LUNDY, TORRIDGE, DEVON
Mr Anthony Chapman
04 May 2005
07 October 1991
Date of last amendment:
07 October 1991
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SS14SW Millcombe House
House. Built in 1836 for and possibly designed by William
Hudson Heaven, the owners of the island. Stone, rendered and
blocked out. Lead roof behind parapet, with central valley
to collect rainwater. Rendered axial stacks with square
yellow clay pots. Double depth plan with narrower service
block at the back. 3 rooms at the front; the central
entrance hall with a staircase behind, is flanked by the
drawing room on left and dining room on right. The kitchen
is behind the dining room and other service rooms to the left
are behind the drawing room and stairs.
Exterior: 2 storeys. Symmetrical 1:3:1 bay,south east front,
the centre 3 bays break forward with pediment; band below
parapet. Central doorway, double recessed, with rectangular
overlight with diamond and margin panes, glazed and flush
panel double doors and shallow pediment on console brackets;
narrow flanking windows with margin glazing bars and similar
above, but with blind central window. Left and right of
front set back and with double recessed windows with C20
16-pane sashes (ground flow right original sash). Similar
sashes on left and right sides but mostly blind on first
floor. Similar 1:3:1 bay rear elevation without pediment.
Interior: Original joinery intact including hall doorways
with tracered fanlights, panelled doors, stick baluster and
column newel staircase behind hall. Marble chimneypieces,
panelled internal window shutters. Front right hand room has
moulded plaster ceiling cornice.
Note: William Hunt Heaven bought the island in 1834 for
9,870. (Lundy:A and M Langham:PP 66, 67).