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Coryton House

A Grade II Listed Building in Coryton, Devon

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Latitude: 50.6313 / 50°37'52"N

Longitude: -4.1856 / 4°11'8"W

OS Eastings: 245526

OS Northings: 83565

OS Grid: SX455835

Mapcode National: GBR NT.9JQZ

Mapcode Global: FRA 273D.R5S

Plus Code: 9C2QJRJ7+GQ

Entry Name: Coryton House

Listing Date: 7 November 1985

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1104805

English Heritage Legacy ID: 92305

Location: Coryton, West Devon, Devon, EX20

County: Devon

District: West Devon

Civil Parish: Coryton

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

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Coryton House


House, formerly rectory. 1836 built for Richard Newman and partly financed by Thomas
Newman of Manhead. Dressed stone brought to course with ashlar quoins and dressings;
slate roofs, gabled at ends; tall rendered paired shafts in stone stacks. A
"handsome residence in the Elizabethan style" (White, 1890). Irregular plan under
steeply pitched 2-span roof, the rear (east) span projecting to the south. Circa
1940s single storey addition to the north side and porch added to the west front. 2
storeys and attic. 3-bay west front symmetrical and Georgian in character. Tudor in
detail. Slightly advanced central gable bay 1836 moulded stone doorway intact behind
1940s porch with parapet. 3-light stone mullioned window above doorway has leaded
panes, 1-light casement in stone architrave in gable, which is coped with kneelers.
To left and right of the gabled bay large projecting stone stacks with set offs, the
chimneys crowned by paired diagonally set shafts with moulded cornices. Some
ornamental chimney pots survive. The porch and the 1940s addition at the left also
have stone mullioned windows with leaded panes in keeping with the 1836 stone
mullioned windows throughout. At the rear 3 shafts at first floor level are
corbelled out.
Interior: 1836 fittings intact throughout : stair, doors, cornices and fireplaces,
including fireplace with Gothic detail in the spandrels. 1 fireplace to ground
floor room front left replaced.
The Newman family (q.v. parish church) purchased the Coryton estate in 1809 and most
of the parish is still in their possession.

Listing NGR: SX4552683565

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