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Latitude: 50.398 / 50°23'52"N
Longitude: -4.0385 / 4°2'18"W
OS Eastings: 255212
OS Northings: 57331
OS Grid: SX552573
Mapcode National: GBR Q1.ZDG9
Mapcode Global: FRA 27FZ.VX1
Entry Name: Old Newnham
Listing Date: 23 April 1952
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1162879
English Heritage Legacy ID: 99227
Location: Sparkwell, South Hams, Devon, PL7
District: South Hams
Civil Parish: Sparkwell
Built-Up Area: Plymouth
Traditional County: Devon
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon
SX 55 NE SPARKWELL NEWNHAM ROAD
23-4-52 Old Newnham
Former manor house.
C15 origins, largely rebuilt in early C16. Granite ashlar and rubble with ashlar
dressings. Slate roofs, gabled and hipped. The original hall, non floored, has a
screens passage moved from the west end to the east end. The solar is in the long
west range which extends to the south-west to form an L-shaped plan and incorporates
the remains of the gatehouse. The chapel possibly occupied the much altered wing east
of the hall, and the kitchen was to the north.
Two storeys. Three/4 bays. Gabled 2-storeyed porch to right of hall, with moulded
4-centred arch doorway with carved spandrels and 3-light ovolo moulded stone mullion
window above, with hood mould. Hall to left with large recessed 6-light window with
ovolo mullion and transoms, 3 of the lower mullions removed. Oriel to left (west) of
hall with mutilated tracery. Right hand (east) remodelled projecting cross wing with
hipped roof and sash windows.
Long wing to left hand (south-west) forming L-plan and with levels descending
southwards. Two and 3 storeys. Large moulded stone mullion windows with 4-centred or
ogee-arched lights. Moulded 4-centred arch doorways with recessed spandrels on ground
and first floor. The south range, the remains of the gate house, has wide carriageway
with moulded 4-centred arch and carved spandrels. Other round, pointed and 4-central
arch openings, and buttresses with set-offs. Fine garderobe corbelled out on south
gable end. Large ashlar chimneystacks, 2 over the west range with crenellated lantern
shaped taps and crocketed finials.
Interior: hall has inserted floor but retains the collar-braced roof of 3 bays. Hall
fireplace has large moulded granite chimneypiece with ogee head. The higher end of
the hall has three C15 doorways. The original solar in the west range has
compartmented moulded ceiling with carved bosses at the intersections and granite
chimneypiece. The room below has moulded and carved ceiling beams. Four-centred arch
doorways at top and bottom of solar stairs. Formerly the seat of the Strodes before
they moved to Newnham Park qv. Reference: W G Hoskins, "Devon A New Survey of
England", page 463.
Listing NGR: SX5521257366
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