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Shell House About 75 Metres North, North East of Oldstone

A Grade II Listed Building in Blackawton, Devon

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Coordinates

Latitude: 50.3547 / 50°21'16"N

Longitude: -3.6638 / 3°39'49"W

OS Eastings: 281732

OS Northings: 51854

OS Grid: SX817518

Mapcode National: GBR QP.50DV

Mapcode Global: FRA 3863.BFZ

Entry Name: Shell House About 75 Metres North, North East of Oldstone

Listing Date: 25 March 1991

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1108054

English Heritage Legacy ID: 99800

Location: Blackawton, South Hams, Devon, TQ9

County: Devon

District: South Hams

Civil Parish: Blackawton

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

Church of England Parish: Blackawton St Michael

Church of England Diocese: Exeter

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Listing Text

BLACKAWTON
SX85SW
Shell House about 75
2/9 metres north, north east
of Oldstone

GV II

Shell house. Circa late C18. Built of rustic quartz and sandstone with
slate rubble and with limestone dressings. The shell-house is lined in sea
shells, blue-and-white china and glass.
Plan: Square chamber with flanking quadrant walls with an arch at either
end.
Exterior: The central shell-house has a large reused Medieval moulded 2-
centred arch of limestone with multiple mouldings and cusped panels to the
intrados. The outer arch is rusticated. The flanking quadrant walls are
made of massive quartz boulders and return at either end with a chamfered 2-
centre arch, the outer voussoirs rusticated. The left hand arch head has
collapsed.
Interior: The shell-house has a barrel-vaulted roof and the walls are
rusticated and the whole is line in sea-shells, blue-and-white china and
glass in decorative patterns. The back wall and end wall each have a
central alcove, in the end wall there are 2 round riches above.
The arch at the front of the shell-house right had come from Torr Abbey.


Listing NGR: SX8173251854

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