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Latitude: 50.354 / 50°21'14"N
Longitude: -3.6643 / 3°39'51"W
OS Eastings: 281697
OS Northings: 51782
OS Grid: SX816517
Mapcode National: GBR QP.509S
Mapcode Global: FRA 3863.J7P
Plus Code: 9C2R983P+J7
Entry Name: Oldstone, Ruins of House
Listing Date: 7 October 1976
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1325116
English Heritage Legacy ID: 99797
Location: Blackawton, South Hams, Devon, TQ9
District: South Hams
Civil Parish: Blackawton
Traditional County: Devon
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon
Church of England Parish: Blackawton St Michael
Church of England Diocese: Exeter
Tagged with: Architectural structure
SX85SW Oldstone, Ruins of House
Ruins of country house in farmer wall landscaped park. C18, possible with
earlier remains, remodelled in C19 and later gutted by fire and now a
roofless ruin. Dressed slate rubble.
Photographs in the National Building Record of drawing and sketch plan of
the house how a 7-bay south east front range with 2 principal rooms (drawing
rooms on right dining room on left) and a central entrance. The C19
remodelling involved reorientating the house and the formation of a large
stairhall at the back with an entrance porch on the left (South West) side
in Gothic Style: The services were in ranges at the back.
What now remains is roughly L-shaped on plan, the services having been
destroyed. The front (south east) range, originally with a hipped roof and
modillion eaves cornice, has a symmetrical 3-storey 7-bay facade, the top
storey and heads of first floor windows have collapsed. There is a
stringcourse at first floor level and a fine limestone Doric portico with
engaged columns, triglyphs in the frieze and triangular pediment. The left
hand return has a 2-storey gabled projection with a large 3-light Gothic
style window lighting the stairhall with Perpendicular tracery and a porch
below with a chamfered 4-centred arch. To left a gable with a projecting
stack terminating in a square cap and short round pillars.
Also in the National Building Record is a photograph of a drawing of the
drawing room showing a late C18 interior with a Neo-classical moulded
plaster ceiling and chimneypiece.
Oldstone was probably an C11 estate (Hoskins). It was the seat of the
Cholwiches, who rebuilt the house in the C18.
Source W G Hoskins, Devon, National Buildings Record.
Listing NGR: SX8169751782
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