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Latitude: 50.6052 / 50°36'18"N
Longitude: -4.2883 / 4°17'17"W
OS Eastings: 238169
OS Northings: 80885
OS Grid: SX381808
Mapcode National: GBR NP.C8B0
Mapcode Global: FRA 17XG.M4Z
Entry Name: Bradstone Manor Gatehouse and Flanking Walls
Listing Date: 21 March 1967
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1104827
English Heritage Legacy ID: 92266
Location: Bradstone, West Devon, Devon, PL19
District: West Devon
Civil Parish: Bradstone
Traditional County: Devon
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon
SX 38 SE BRADSTONE BRADSTONE
5/20 Bradstone Manor Gatehouse and
- flanking walls
Gatehouse and flanking walls. Circa late C16. Ashlar facing of Hurdwick stone.
Granite dressings. Rag slate roof with gabled ends to front, rear and sides. Lower
rag slate roof with gabled ends to canted ends of flanking turrets. Hurdwick ashlar
turrets with moulded strings and pinnacles on 6 gable ends. Turrets on side gable
ends of central range with ventilation openings. Right-hand turret acts as flue for
fireplace. Pinnacle to turret on right-hand flanking wing removed.
Plan; Central range flanked by 2 shallow projecting wings with canted ends. Central
gate way through. Turreted stair in left-hand projecting turret leading to main
room, originally open to roof. Right-hand projecting turret forms part of this room.
3 stage square tower with cross gabled, with large pinnacles, archway through and
with splayed stair turret on left with similar projection. Ground floor with central
granite opening with 3-centred. Arch with heavy rollmould and abrupt stops. 0uter
rectangular granite frame with very heavy rollmould. Hoodmould and spandrels carved
with stylized floral decoration. Rectangular opening with chamfered granite
surround and diamond-leaded lights in left-hand projecting turret. Mounting block
projections from front of right-hand projecting turret. Moulded granite string
continuing around building. First floor with central 3-light mullion window with
chamfered mullions and surround. Diamond-leaded lights. Continuous dripmould
around front elevation of central range. Suspended label stops. In gable end, 2-
light granite mullion window with chamfered surround and diamond-leaded lights.
Hoodmould. At junction of projecting turrets with gable ends of central range,
moulded granite strings with ball finials at apex. Weather vain in centre at
junction of ridges.
Rear elevation with moulded plinth. 4-centred granite arch in centre with bold roll
moulding. Continuous dripmould with suspended labels. Flanking turrets each with 2
rectangular openings in chamfered granite surrounds. Diamond-leaded lights.
Openings not quite symmetrical. Main range with 3-light mullioned window with
continuous dripmould above and 2-light mullion window in gable end.
Inner door to staircase turret on right with repaired timber frame. Segmental arched
opening with moulded jambs and unusual highly decorative made-up carved spandrels.
Round-head plank door with lock rail and ornate C19 wrought iron hinges. Lower part
of staircase with open string stair with decorated carved brackets. Timber newel.
Interior not inspected. Key lost at time of inspection. Believed to contain
4-centred granite arch to fireplace. Reputed to originally have had 1 room open to
roof. Decorative roof timbers partly sealed. An internal inspection may reveal
further interesting features and would be desirable. To front of gatehouse, 2 pairs
of circular bollards with remains of further pair. Similar pair of bollards to rear.
Dressed stone walls flanking gatehouse, continuing to north and south of canted ends
of projecting turrets. Left-hand wall between gatehouse and stables (qv stables to
west of Bradstone Manor) with moulded string continuing that above ground floor of
gatehouse. Battlemented parapet above with copings.
References from Devon Sites and Monuments Register.
Higham, R. A. The Castles of Medieval Devon (1979) 53, PhD Thesis, Exeter University.
Kelly, H. The Pageant of Bradstone (1929) 20.
Listing NGR: SX3818080910
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