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The Belvedere

A Grade II* Listed Building in Powderham, Devon

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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

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1306164

English Heritage Legacy ID: 85984

Location: Powderham, Teignbridge, Devon, EX6

County: Devon

District: Teignbridge

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

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Listing Text

POWDERHAM
SX 98 SE
6/337 The Belvedere
11.11.52
II*


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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