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Newnham Park

A Grade II* Listed Building in Sparkwell, Devon

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Latitude: 50.4035 / 50°24'12"N

Longitude: -4.0339 / 4°2'1"W

OS Eastings: 255560

OS Northings: 57937

OS Grid: SX555579

Mapcode National: GBR Q1.Z1P2

Mapcode Global: FRA 27FZ.J9G

Entry Name: Newnham Park

Listing Date: 20 March 1960

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1309444

English Heritage Legacy ID: 99225

Location: Sparkwell, South Hams, Devon, PL7

County: Devon

District: South Hams

Civil Parish: Sparkwell

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

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Listing Text

Newnham Park

Large country house in landscaped park.
Circa 1700 with reused C16 material in the basement. Said to have been built on the
site of an earlier mansion. Stuccoed on granite ashlar basement with early C16
moulded stone window frames. Slate hipped roof with heavy modillion cornice. Square
on plan with 5 bay elevations. Two storeys, attic and basement. South-west front
1:3:1 bays, centre 3 bays advanced slightly. Sash windows with glazing bars and
moulded cills. Central doorway with Ionic pilasters, semi-circular traceried fanlight
and panelled door, now enclosed in a circa 1900 park with 2 pairs of Ionic columns and
entablature with balustrade. Three dormers on each side with alternating triangular
and segmental pediments. Wooden cupola over centre. Lead rainwater heads and pipes
on south-west front. Large round-headed stair window at rear. C19 bay window on
north-west side and small C19 additions at rear (north-east). Plain rendered
Interior: Open well staircases with twisted balustered. Panelled rooms. It is said
to contain C18 chinoiserie wallpaper.
Newnham Park is the seat of the Strodes who moved from Old Newnham (qv). The present
house is said to have been built on the site of Loughton from which C16 material is
reused in the basement. Loughton was a Domesday manor and a mansion belonging to the
Courteney family.
Reference: W G Hoskins, "Devon - New Survey of England", page 463.
N Pevsner, "Building of England, South Devon, page 210.

Listing NGR: SX5556057937

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