History in Structure

This site is entirely user-supported. See how you can help.

Greenway House

A Grade II* Listed Building in Kingswear, Devon

More Photos »
Approximate Location Map
Large Map »


Latitude: 50.3818 / 50°22'54"N

Longitude: -3.5878 / 3°35'15"W

OS Eastings: 287209

OS Northings: 54755

OS Grid: SX872547

Mapcode National: GBR QS.PFVH

Mapcode Global: FRA 38C1.B28

Entry Name: Greenway House

Listing Date: 21 May 1985

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1108548

English Heritage Legacy ID: 100580

Location: Kingswear, South Hams, Devon, TQ5

County: Devon

District: South Hams

Civil Parish: Kingswear

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

Church of England Parish: Churston Ferrers St Mary the Virgin

Church of England Diocese: Exeter

Find accommodation in

Listing Text

SX 85 SE, 9/36

Greenway House


Country house in landscaped gardens overlooking River Dart. Built 1780-90,
remodelled and extended in early C19. Stuccoed stone rubble. Slate hipped roof.
Parapet and dentilled cornice. Three storeys. Five bays. Sash windows, with
vertical glazing bars only, in moulded architraves with cornices to first and
ground storeys. Central plain round-headed doorway with semicircular fanlight
and glazed double doors, and early C19 porch with Tuscan columns. Early C19
single storey one bay wings left and right with tripartite sashes complete with
glazing bars and loggias each with two pairs of Tuscan columns supporting
entablature. The left-hand (west) wing has wide segmental bow on west side.
Stuccoed chimney stacks over side walls with moulded cornices. Service wing at
rear. Interior: Stairwell has moulded plaster rib vault with bosses displaying
arm of Elton impaling Marwood and plaster modillion cornice. Plain stairs with
stick balusters and wreathed handrail to column newel. Two good late C18 marble
chimneypieces and C18/19 iron grates, moulded plaster cornices, friezes and
centrepieces. Original mahogany doors. In the dining room (to east) two curved
doors. Other late C18 and early C19 joinery intact. Sir Humphrey Gilbert
(Compton Castle q.v.) is reputed to have been born at Greenwood about 1539 although
there are no remains of a C16 house. He founded the first British colony in
North America in Newfoundland in 1583.
Reference: W G Hodens 'A New Survey of
England, Devon', pages 206 and 369.

Listing NGR: SX8720954755

This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.

Selected Sources

Source links go to a search for the specified title at Amazon. Availability of the title is dependent on current publication status. You may also want to check AbeBooks, particularly for older titles.

Other nearby listed buildings

BritishListedBuildings.co.uk is an independent online resource and is not associated with any government department. All government data published here is used under licence. Please do not contact BritishListedBuildings.co.uk for any queries related to any individual listed building, planning permission related to listed buildings or the listing process itself.

British Listed Buildings is a Good Stuff website.