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Eyecatcher Approximately 600 Metres South of Upcott House

A Grade II Listed Building in Barnstaple, Devon

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Latitude: 51.0913 / 51°5'28"N

Longitude: -4.0806 / 4°4'50"W

OS Eastings: 254392

OS Northings: 134507

OS Grid: SS543345

Mapcode National: GBR KQ.CD2Z

Mapcode Global: FRA 26B7.J31

Plus Code: 9C3Q3WR9+GQ

Entry Name: Eyecatcher Approximately 600 Metres South of Upcott House

Listing Date: 25 February 1965

Last Amended: 16 November 1984

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1164017

English Heritage Legacy ID: 98249

Location: Pilton, North Devon, Devon, EX31

County: Devon

District: North Devon

Civil Parish: Pilton West

Built-Up Area: Barnstaple

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

Church of England Parish: Pilton with Ashford

Church of England Diocese: Exeter

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7/78 Eyecatcher
approx 600 metres south of
Upcott House(formerly listed
- as Folly at Upcott)


Eyecatcher to be seen from Upcott House q.v. Circa 1800. Sham Gothic ruin, stone
rubble on rubble plinth. Large central opening with segmental brick arch with
moulded imposts and remains of brick features above. Blind loop patters of two
roundels to each side of central quatrefoil. Taller flanking walls resembling
towers break forward slightly, each with a pair of blocked roundels above and below
large blind quatrefoil. 3 brick crenellations to left, one remaining to right.
Low rubble wall curves away on west side.

Listing NGR: SS5439234507

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