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Latitude: 50.648 / 50°38'52"N
Longitude: -3.4692 / 3°28'9"W
OS Eastings: 296221
OS Northings: 84172
OS Grid: SX962841
Mapcode National: GBR P2.LYDJ
Mapcode Global: FRA 37MC.88F
Entry Name: The Belvedere
Listing Date: 11 November 1952
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1306164
English Heritage Legacy ID: 85984
Location: Powderham, Teignbridge, Devon, EX6
Civil Parish: Powderham
Traditional County: Devon
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon
Church of England Parish: Powderham St Clement, Bishop and Martyr
Church of England Diocese: Exeter
SX 98 SE
6/337 The Belvedere
Belvedere in the Powderham Castle Park. Ruinous. 1771-4, built for the 2nd Viscount
Courtenay (Girouard). Flemish bond brick, rendered, with Portland stone dressings.
Gothick, with refined detail.
Plan: Overlooking the Exe estuary, triangular on plan with corner towers, one
containing the remains of stair. Damaged by fire after the war and now a roofless
shell, the original plan included a ballroom with ornamental plasterwork. The
building was used as an estate cottage in the early C20.
Exterior: 2 storeys. Embattled parapet above a deep moulded string, platband at
first floor level, deep moulded stone plinth. Each of the 3 faces has a large
moulded 2-centred arched stone doorway and a similar large first floor window. The
corner towers have nicely-detailed quatrefoil windows with moulded stone frames on
the ground floor and 2-centred arched first floor windows with moulded stone frames,
some retaining sash windows (glazing missing) with intersecting glazing bars.
Trefoil upper windows with moulded stone frames to the embattled towers which rise
above the height of the main building.
Interior: Gutted by fire and roofless. 2 of the towers are 6-sided internally, one
retaining the remains of a cantilevered timber stair, the third tower is round on
plan internally. No other surviving interior fittings except for the remains of a
flagpole in a case, date uncertain.
High quality C18 Gothick.
Girouard, Mark, 'Powderham Castle, Devon - II', Country Life, July 11th 1963, p.4.
Listing NGR: SX9622184172
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