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Coleton Fishacre

A Grade II Listed Building in Kingswear, Devon

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Latitude: 50.3471 / 50°20'49"N

Longitude: -3.5343 / 3°32'3"W

OS Eastings: 290926

OS Northings: 50810

OS Grid: SX909508

Mapcode National: GBR QW.4PJN

Mapcode Global: FRA 38H3.T25

Plus Code: 9C2R8FW8+R7

Entry Name: Coleton Fishacre

Listing Date: 21 April 1983

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1324859

English Heritage Legacy ID: 100563

Location: Coleton Fishacre, South Hams, Devon, TQ6

County: Devon

District: South Hams

Civil Parish: Kingswear

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

Church of England Parish: Brixham St Mary

Church of England Diocese: Exeter

Tagged with: English country house Historic house museum

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10/26 Coleton Fishacre


- II

Small country house in landscaped gardens 1925-6 by Oswald Milne for Rupert
d'Oyly Carte. Locally quarried slate rubble. Delabole slate roof with gabled
ends. Asymmetrical Y-shaped on plan. Two storeys. North west entrance front
was a two storey three-sided hipped roof porch in the obtuse angle of two wings
of unequal length. The longer right hand wing has large external chimney stack
on front wall with set off and tall flue. The left hand wing has round-arched
carriageway through. The central doorway has hollow-chamfered stone frame and
moulded twelve-panel oak door. Over left hand gable end a wrought iron weather-
vane. Circular forecourt has radiating granite sets. The south front door has
two asymmetrical wings at obtuse angle, the long right hand (east) wing has two
storey semi-circular bay with semi-conical roof and stone stack over ridge. The
left hand (west) wing has a carved stone sundial under the eaves. Oak window
frames throughout with iron casements with leaded panes, the ground floor have
flat stone arches. Set back to right hand of east wing one storey and attic wing
with two hipped dormer in a catslide roof over an open loggia with square stone
rubble piers. Long paved terrace along the south front with low parapet and dry-
stone slate rubble retaining walls with a half-domed niche over a circular pond
with a fountain on the lower terrace. Interior: Circular porch leads to hall
passage at the back of the east wing. Open well staircase with panelled
balustrade. Vaulted bedroom corridor. Doorway with superimposed stepped archi-
trave to semi-circular steps leading into saloon at lower level. Panelled and
shelved library has overmantel with birdseye-view painting, by Spencer Hoffman,
of the peninsula, with a wind-dial above. Bolection moulded chimney pieces and
door frames, panelled doors, and coved and moulded cornices. The original elec-
tric light fittings survive. Situated in gardens, planted by Lady Dorothy
d'Oyley Carte, in a wooded coomb overlooking Pudcombe Cove. Coleton Fishacre is
the property of the National Trust. Reference: Country Life, Vol 67, May 31st,
1930, pp 782-9.

Listing NGR: SX9092650810

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