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The Slade

A Grade II* Listed Building in Cornwood, Devon

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Latitude: 50.4096 / 50°24'34"N

Longitude: -3.9744 / 3°58'27"W

OS Eastings: 259800

OS Northings: 58496

OS Grid: SX598584

Mapcode National: GBR Q4.BQVR

Mapcode Global: FRA 27KZ.3FC

Plus Code: 9C2RC25G+R6

Entry Name: The Slade

Listing Date: 23 April 1952

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1162516

English Heritage Legacy ID: 99168

Location: Cornwood, South Hams, Devon, PL21

County: Devon

District: South Hams

Civil Parish: Cornwood

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

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23.4.52 The Slade

Former manor house.
C16 with C18 and C19 alterations and additions. Granite rubble with granite
dressings. Slate roofs. Two storeys. The south front has parapet with moulded stone
coping and cornice. Single-storey asymmetrical 4 bays of large sashes with glazing
bars. To right of centre 2-storeyed prch with large, heavily moulded granite doorway
with 4-centred arch, carved spandrels and hoodmould. Two-light hollow-chamfered stone
mullion window alcove with 4-centred arch lights. Later one bay to left (west) with
reset 3-light stone window above garage. Large circa late C18/early C19 two-storey
and attic wing to south-west has been demolished.
Left hand (south) return elevation has 3 slate hung gables and projecting wing to
right of centre with hipped slate roof and reset moulded granite doorframe. Sash
windows with glazing bars, some of 3-lights.
Various rendered chimney stacks. Wooden bellcote with ogee cupola over east range.
Possibly originally quadrangular on plan but now circa C18/19 outbuildings form west
and north sides of courtyard.
Interior: Hall with fine timber roof with moulded and carved arched braces to cables.
Three tiers of moulded wind braces with 60 carved bosses at the intersections, and
moulded purlins.
Panelled screen with balustrade to gallery over screens passage. Flemish style wall
panelling, the lower panels linenfold, above richly carved tracery with ogee heads to
panels and frieze over. Large moulded granite hall chimneypiece with flat ogee head.
C18 staircase with 2 balusters per tread, column newels and panelled and pilastered
Kitchen is said to be of Tudor date - Pevsner Buildings of England, South Devon,
page 91.
Slade belonged to the Slades in the C13 and then to the Coles in the reign of
Richard II until C17.
Reference: W G Hoskins "A New Survey of England - Devon".

Listing NGR: SX5980058496

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