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Ruins of Fowlecombe House

A Grade II Listed Building in Ugborough, Devon

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Latitude: 50.3808 / 50°22'50"N

Longitude: -3.8399 / 3°50'23"W

OS Eastings: 269282

OS Northings: 55048

OS Grid: SX692550

Mapcode National: GBR QC.KHBF

Mapcode Global: FRA 28V1.7VW

Plus Code: 9C2R95J6+83

Entry Name: Ruins of Fowlecombe House

Listing Date: 11 November 1952

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1325432

English Heritage Legacy ID: 99375

Location: Ugborough, South Hams, Devon, PL21

County: Devon

District: South Hams

Civil Parish: Ugborough

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

Church of England Parish: Ugborough St Peter

Church of England Diocese: Exeter

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11-11-52 House


Ruins of large country house in formerly landscaped grounds 1537 for Sir Thomas
Fowel, much extended and remodelled in gothick style in circa late C18. Not much,
if any, of the C16 house remains. Slate rubble, largely stuccoed, south-west corner
tower ashlar. 2 or 3 storeys. Theruins are roofless and much of the walls have
collapsed, but the walls on the south-west elevation and the walls of the tower
projections on the south east front are fairly complete. The Whole is much overgrown
with ivy. The long south-east front has 4 projecting towers, 2 with corbelled and
moulded battlements. The south-west corner tower is partly ashlar-faced and has
chamfered pointed arch doorway on the right-hand return. The south-west tower is
said to incorporate some of the C16 house (Peusner). Stuccoed labels to window
heads. 2 or 3-storey porch on south-west end elevation with stuccoed moulded
2-centred arch doorway with label. The house is built into the hillside and behind
there are terraced former gardens. The house was reputedly abandoned in 1919.

Listing NGR: SX6928255048

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