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Clovelly Court

A Grade II Listed Building in Clovelly, Devon

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Latitude: 51.0008 / 51°0'2"N

Longitude: -4.4098 / 4°24'35"W

OS Eastings: 231011

OS Northings: 125145

OS Grid: SS310251

Mapcode National: GBR K8.K6P3

Mapcode Global: FRA 16NG.MTK

Plus Code: 9C3Q2H2R+83

Entry Name: Clovelly Court

Listing Date: 22 January 1952

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1165390

English Heritage Legacy ID: 91151

Location: Clovelly, Torridge, Devon, EX39

County: Devon

District: Torridge

Civil Parish: Clovelly

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

Church of England Parish: Clovelly All Saints

Church of England Diocese: Exeter

Tagged with: English country house

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SS 32 SW

5/79 Clovelly Court

- II

Large detached Country house. 1740 for Zachary Hamlyn, altered by Sir James
Hamlyn 1795; interior severely damaged by fire c1950. Panel above doorway reads:
'Antiqua Domus Conflagrata AD 1789 Aedem Hanc Anno Sequente Susceptam Extruit
JACOBUS HAMLYN Baronettus. Mainly rubble, but wing smooth rendered, slate roofs.
A classical design in simple detail with some Gothick later works; a long 3-storey
plus attic hipped block returns to a broad 3-storey unit with octagonal stair
turrets projecting from the two outer corners. The two units are linked in the
inner angle by a gatehouse or entrance tower also with half-octagonal stair
turrets. Entrance through door at base of gatehouse, under lean-to roof on
cambered opening; above this a plaque reading:
a two-light stone casement with cusped pointed light and a baroque cartouche. The
left turret has two lancets and the right two lancets and a 2-light casement. The
principal block, smooth rendered, with hipped roof has a 2+2 window principal
front with 12-pane sashes at ground and first floors, and small-pane Yorkshire
sliding sashes to the second floor. Right hand turret with 3 small lights
vertically, both turrets with hipped slated cappings. The link back to the
entrance tower is in 3 windows, 12 above 15 pane sashes. Long front facing the
walled garden (q.v.) has one bay rendered with 12-pane sash; this continues to an
unrendered section with 3-windows, 12-pane sashes at ground floor, two 2-light
casements and a small sash at eaves, then an added block to swept down roof.
Plain return gable end towards church. Return front, on entrance side, has
scattered fenestration, mainly 2-light small pane casements, but one larger, one
12-pane sash, and a large 24-pane sash. Plank door towards right. Straight joint
in masonry at half-way point corresponding with ridge stack; a second ridge stack,
and one to right hipped end, all in brick. High-set hipped dormer with sash. At
left end a projecting section of wall with swept down roof. Flight of 5 very
shallow steps in quadrant and rubble wall to either side containing stone
terrace. Interior: not inspected but understood to be much modified as result of
C20 fire damage.

Listing NGR: SS3102125156

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